The essential mark of a Christian is not how far you have progressed in sanctification, but on what you are relying to get there.
We are freed from the burden of the law when we are given the power to fulfill it from within. And that happens when Christ is formed in us.
When Paul says, put off the old person and put on the new person, he is not talking about an optional elective. This is the core curriculum in the school of Christ.
God lives in the soul of man by the indwelling of his
Without the Spirit, we
are so rebellious against the Lord that we cannot recognize the truth and beauty of a
We need each other if
we are going to escape the drunkening effects of the world and live as
God made us who we are to show the world who he is.
Believers are commanded to become in practice what we are in Christ: dead to sin and alive to God.
The resurrection of Jesus shows the greatness of God's power toward us now in this life.
Regeneration / New Birth
Sonship (Adoption by God)