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What Winning Looks Like

Galatians 5:16-25

December 8, 2020 • Jeff Lyle

Christians are constantly being saved. Most of us define salvation as that act whereby God declares us no longer guilty for our sins after we have placed our faith in Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Yet, that is only the beginning of salvation. That moment of faith in Jesus seals our justification, but salvation is also seen in the acts of sanctification and glorification. Justification is the beginning and glorification is the final destination. But what about sanctification? God is saving all of us every day from the power of sin. He is delivering us from the fallen ways of humanity. He is crushing the enemy’s power in our lives. He is making us more like Jesus through the activity of the Holy Spirit. This message focuses on the differences between those walking in their flesh versus those walking in the Spirit. If our justification has truly taken place, our sanctification will surely follow. Sanctification is the evidence of what winning looks like for the followers of Jesus.

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