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Jackie Hill Perry: You Are Not Your Temptations
Three insights for understanding same-sex attraction and sanctification.
Jackie Hill Perry: You Are Not Your Temptations. Three insights for understanding same-sex attraction and sanctification. 2:12–13) of sanctification into its grandest potential.
Opinion | Discipleship
The Bible’s Best Description of Salvation Is a Phrase We Rarely Use
How Paul points the way to a fresh way of seeing faith.
Our job is to wake up to it. All of the big theological words— justification, sanctification—now make sense in this orbit of being “in Christ.”. So how do we enter all of this?
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Perry: You Are Not Your Temptations Three insights for understanding same-sex attraction and sanctification. Jackie Hill Perry. 'Queen Esther Inspired
Opinion | Church
Fleming Rutledge: Why Being ‘Spiritual’ Is Never Enough
Americans increasingly identify as “spiritual but not religious.” Radical faith goes beyond both.
In today's context, it is more crucial than ever to make a sufficiently sharp distinction between self-justification and self-sanctification on the one hand, and on the other, the utterly
God Understands Hard, Thankless Parenting
Mother’s Day is difficult for many. But Scripture portrays a Father who knows our plight.
But in God's sovereignty, it can still be holy, and even blessed. Motherhood can be the sharpest tool in heaven's drawer, wielded and aimed toward our sanctification.
Opinion | Discipleship
5 Ways to Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolutions
The holy work of change requires a power much greater than personal discipline.
Sanctification is both a change in position (set apart from the world for God) and in disposition (becoming less like our natural selves and more like God).
Opinion | Discipleship
Save Your Soul: Start Gardening
For me, local creation care offers an antidote to cultural chaos.
time of God. As Karen Swallow Prior writes, “Waiting is the fertile soil of our sanctification and one of the hallmarks of Christian practice. And yet what
Opinion | Discipleship
Waiting Outside an Abortion Clinic Years Ago Was Worth It
The mother of an almost-aborted baby reached out with this letter about her son.
You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near. Waiting is the fertile soil of our sanctification and one of the hallmarks of Christian practice.
The Sweatiest Bible Class in America
Revelation Wellness puts Scripture at the center of its group fitness program.
You can't keep doing the same thing. You can't keep thinking the same thoughts,'” she said, noting that the work of sanctification and healing requires sacrifice.
Opinion | Family
Imagining a Better Marriage Actually Improved Mine
Rather than living in ongoing resentment, I sensed God calling me to refocus.
are being made holy. Hope in my sock drawer. In my own marriage, this story of sanctification has manifest itself in a myriad of little ways. For us, it has
God Wants You to Get Some Sleep
Our restless generation is missing out on the spiritual benefits of shuteye.
of sleep, but during sleep.” Since we cannot control what we do or think during sleep, at the very least it provides an apt analogy for relying on God and not ourselves for sanctification.
Opinion | Family
When Marriage Interferes with Your GoalsSubscriber access only
Does submission mean sacrifice?
Sacrifices such as these aren't easy and often cause pain, but God is able to work through the hard parts of our marriages to bring redemption and sanctification when we least expect it.
Opinion | Sexuality
7 Spiritual Lessons from RunningSubscriber access only
What hitting the running trail taught me about the Christian life.
This measured mindset applies also to sanctification. The Christian life is both journey and process; we are not yet the person we want to be nor the person God ultimately calls us to be.
Opinion | Family
The Church Is Your MomSubscriber access only
Maybe not a perfect mother, but a mother worth celebrating nonetheless.
glorious and whole. This Pentecost, we celebrate the beginning of that great work of sanctification, the birth of our mother, Christ's bride. And we celebrate
Opinion | Church
Amazing Grace, How Slow the Work: Why We Still Have SlavesSubscriber access only
We often expect spiritual change to happen overnight. Sometimes it takes the course of human history.
This is how sanctification works. God's work of redeeming us occurs in time, but its results transcend time into eternity. According Spirit. Sanctification takes time.
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Dating by Q&ASubscriber access only
Keeping courtship from turning into a job interview.
the prism of the whole. We make marriage the ultimate goal and skip the opportunity for personal and ecclesiological sanctification. There's a benefit to
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The Deeper Draw of YA Subscriber access only
Grown-up readers find a necessary reminder of our brokenness and vulnerability.
Zarr says that Christians need to approach our brokenness with intentionality: “As Christians at any age, part of the sanctification process is having a continual awareness of the loss of
Opinion | Sexuality
Missional Living Doesn’t Wait for MarriageSubscriber access only
As for me and my house, we'll serve in our single years.
fruits. I seek to defer to them in all things for their good and my sanctification. In sharing a home, they also have an inside view to my life and habits. My
Opinion | Family
4 Reasons to Embrace Family ConflictSubscriber access only
Your family is worth fighting for.
And once we do that, God will begin to change us. That process of change is called sanctification. We can't make this process happen, but we can choose to resist or welcome change.
Opinion | Sexuality
The Perfectionism ComplexSubscriber access only
Sometimes God wants you to get over it and focus on the One who's already good enough.
be. For me, this means accepting my imperfections so that I can enjoy each step. The commitment comes first—the sanctification comes later. But the