Our Sanctification in Christ - Romans 6:1-23. As Born Again Disciples of Jesus Christ, we have been forever forgiven, justified before our Holy God, the Penalty of Sin taken care of, and given Eternal Life. The POWER of SIN has been broken and we are no longer slaves of SIN, anymore. NOW, we must cooperate with God by loving, trusting, and OBEYING God so that we can experience His Sanctification in our lives AFTER Salvation (the process of God making us Holy, to be more like Jesus).
The Fabric, Attitudes, Relationships, and Specific Pastoral Leadership of the local church are fueled by the Word of God, the Love of God, His Spiritual Gifts, and His Surrendered, Humble, Caring Disciples who are Servants of Christ - ready for the Battle as Warriors for Christ, for the Sake of the Gospel - the Great Commission.