Bible Study: Sanctification


Text:  John 17:6-19

The first and the root meaning of the word sanctify (and ‘holy’ and ‘saint’, for they all come from the same words in the Hebrew and the Greek), is to set apart to and for a sacred purpose.

In what sense are believers of Christ “set apart” or “not of this world?” John 17:16

Where, in the Old testament, can we read of things being “set apart” in this way? Genesis 2:3; Exodus 29:43, 40:10-11

Can we achieve the goal of everlasting life without it? Why or why not?

What can we do to be sanctified? Leviticus 21:8, 1 Thessalonians 5:23

Then how does one become sanctified? John 17:17,19; Romans 6:3; 1 Corinthians 1:2, 6:9-11; Ephesians 5:25-26; Hebrews 9:13-14, 10:8-10; 1 Peter 1:22-23

Does it happen immediately, or is it a process? 2 Peter 3:18

How long will the Lord work the process of sanctification in us? Philippians 1:6

Why don’t get it all when we are justified?

What does sanctification do for us? Hebrews 2:11

After hearing God’s Word above, describe what it means to live a sanctified life. What kind of fruits should we see?

How could humility be seen as the greatest of these fruits?

For those who show these fruits, what will their reward be? Psalms 149:4;

What evidence shows that someone’s claim to sanctification might only be self-righteousness? Job 9:20; Romans 10:3

What foundation is sanctification built on? 2 Timothy 2:19

Why did the spiritual leaders of Christ’s time fail to acknowledge the sanctified life of Christ? Acts 13:7

What is the Holy Spirit’s role in sanctification? Ezekiel 36:25-28

What is God’s the Father’s role? Titus 2:11-14

What is our Savior’s role? John 10:34-38

What role should the church play in your sanctification? 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

Can someone lose their sanctification? Explain

What are you prepared to do to live a sanctified life?

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