Now that I have received salvation and understand what it means, what comes next?
Sanctification is the ongoing process of submitting to God’s Word and Spirit to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. Sanctification is not about perfection, it is about progression. It is the Holy Spirit’s continued work in us to become more like him.
God is the one who does the work of making us more like Christ. We participate in that work by continually turning away from sin and demonstrating our faith in Christ by obeying God’s commands.
DISCIPLINES FOR SANCTIFICATION
- Read The Bible
- Pray To God
- Connect To Church
- Schedule your Bible reading time
- Choose a Bible reading plan
- Have a reading goal
- Find a quiet place and set aside distractions
- Ask the Holy Spirit to illuminate the scripture
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
- Talk to God daily
- Be open and honest
- Pray for others as well as yourself
- Find a quiet place
- Be in silence and solitude
“Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:12-13 ESV
- Attend Class 101
- Join a Small group
- Serve on a team
- Connect to the community