Sermon – January 16, 2022

Romans 8:1-11 – Our Sanctification in Christ (mp3)


Paul continues to hit the same melody, but as a great composer, he tinkers with the arrangement. In the beginning of chapter 8 it is the glorious news that “there is now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus.” This has been the theme of his letter, and of all Christendom since its inception. But what does this have to do with our sanctification? Is not Christ’s death and resurrection simply our pass out of hell and into heaven? Here, Paul argues that it is not; rather, the very work of Christ is the center of all of our holiness. Let us consider:

1. Our sanctification in Christ

2. Our Spirit from Christ

3. Our resurrection through Christ