October 22, 2023

Three proofs for gospel truth

Passage: Leviticus 18:1-5; Acts 13:49-52; Galatians 3:1-14
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Theme: Jesus Christ has redeemed God's people so that they can receive the promised Spirit through faith; trust him for your sanctification

While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared, “Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days. - Acts 10:44-48

Justification is the legal declaration of God whereby he declares us “not guilty”(on the basis of Christ’s suffering and death), and “perfectly obedient” (on the basis of Christ’s obedience or righteousness).

Sanctification is the process whereby Christ puts to death our old nature and renews us in his image through the working of the Holy Spirit.