May 25, 2008 – Repentance and the Fruit of Sanctification – Galatians 5:6
“The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.”
In this sermon, I cover a lot of ground, explaining the differences between Justification and Sanctification and how repentance functions in regard to each. Especially focusing on Repentance in Sanctification, we see that genuine faith in Christ should result in a deep expression of the Love of Christ. Fruit that is not loving, is not the fruit of Christ, but rather the fruit of Self-effort which only serves to make us “look better” as Christians. Sanctifying Repentance does not deal with God’s Wrath – that was already addressed in Justification. Instead, Repentance in the life of the believer deals with Our Wrath toward God and Others. The fruit of this Sanctifying Repentance is the reception and bearing out the glorious love of Christ.
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