I remember thinking when I started seminary if early theologians purposely used big words as some sort of academic elitism? I mean we have words like Justification, Vivification, Mortification, Salvation, Sanctification. All of which defines the journey to being "saved”. Who knew that redemption would be so verbally complicated, yet spiritually simple all at the same time. Maybe this vocabulary is the hurdle preventing us from fully embracing and understanding the idea of Sanctification. Sanctification is the action of God in making us Holy as He is Holy, setting us apart for sacred work in this world. In other words, your salvation has a present reality on earth long before you cross the threshold of heaven. The bottom line is, if you're not dead you're not done! I’m looking forward to us swimming in the deep end of the theological pool to get to know the heart of God better. If you missed Nathan’s exceptional unpacking of Psalm 23, I encourage you to give it a watch, it will prepare you nicely for this Sunday’s message.
Sunday’s Scripture: 2nd Corinthians 5:16-21
*Get your juice & bread ready for Communion THIS Sunday*