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How Sanctification Happens

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I. Our part in sanctification (V 12)

II. God’s part in sanctification (V 13)

Big Idea: Sanctification happens as God’s work in us drives us to work toward Christ-likeness.

Study Guide
What is the hardest you have ever worked? What motivated you to work so hard?
In what area of your life do you get the most reward for your hard work? Your job? Your parenting? Your relationships? Your physical fitness? In what area do you get the least amount of return on your investment?
In what area of your life do you get the most reward for your hard work? Your job? Your parenting? Your relationships? Your physical fitness? In what area do you get the least amount of return on your investment?
How do we live obediently to God, according to Paul in this verse?
How do we live obediently to God, according to Paul in this verse?
What negative impact could Paul’s absence have had on the church’s obedience and continued growth? What positive impact did Paul hope it had?
What negative impact could Paul’s absence have had on the church’s obedience and continued growth? What positive impact did Paul hope it had?
When you think about your relationship with God, what produces an attitude of fear and trembling in you? Why are these characteristics essential to spiritual growth?
When you think about your relationship with God, what produces an attitude of fear and trembling in you? Why are these characteristics essential to spiritual growth?
How are we able to work out our salvation?
How are we able to work out our salvation?
What is particularly encouraging about ?
What is particularly encouraging about ?
What is your responsibility and what is God’s responsibility for achieving His “good purpose”?
What is your responsibility and what is God’s responsibility for achieving His “good purpose”?
What are some reasons that believers might fail to grow spiritually?
What are some reasons that believers might fail to grow spiritually?
How would you respond to a friend who said, “I’m not good enough to be an example of Christianity”?
How would you respond to a friend who said, “I’m not good enough to be an example of Christianity”?
What are some activities that lead to the spiritual growth Paul encouraged?
What are some activities that lead to the spiritual growth Paul encouraged?
What active steps are you taking toward spiritual growth in your relationships at work, at home, and so forth?
What active steps are you taking toward spiritual growth in your relationships at work, at home, and so forth?
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