"So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure." - Philippians 2:12-13

With the goal of Christlikeness, we are called to be continuously fighting  against the lusts of our hearts, destroying the unholy attitudes that do not honor God, and putting off ungodly actions.  However, we do not hope in ourselves.  Our hope is in God who is working in us to enable our ongoing, progressive sanctification.  We can be encouraged that God is personally transforming  us into the image of Christ as we endeavor to be more like Him!

Here are some resources that we hope will be edifying to you in your growth in sanctification:

  • "Sanctification: The Biblical Basics" by Richard L. Mayhue.  "This introduction to the much neglected and frequently misunderstood theme of biblical sanctification serves as the foundation upon which the subsequent four essays rest and..."
  • "The New Antinomianism" by Jerry Wragg.  The relationship between Justification and Sanctification and how it relates to how we change, while examining some of the terminology that is being used today.  The Shepherds' Conference, 2014.