Spiritual Transformation

God created people in his own image, so we could reflect his character and represent him here. We have tainted that image with sin, but God promises to restore us to reflecting his image through the transformation process known as sanctification. The sermons are each independent, but do build upon one another as I traced the growth cycle explained by the Bible, so it makes sense to listen in order.

These are excavations at Philippi. Paul wrote some of his best material about sanctification to the Philippians, a church he had founded. This photo is from the collection "Pictorial Library of Bible Lands, volumes 1-10," © 2006 by Todd Bolen, BiblePlaces.com

Theological Websites

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RetroChristianity
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Genesis 1.26-28 NET: Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, after our likeness, so they may rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move on the earth.” God created humankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply! Fill the earth and subdue it! Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that moves on the ground.”

Sanctification Foundations of Faith [20 pages]
A one page summary of what every Christian should believe about the process of transformation God takes believers through, followed by nineteen pages of elaboration and biblical support which every teacher and leader in the church should understand and believe

Sanctification Charts [3 pages]
A brief summary of the process of spiritual transformation God take believers through during their lifetime

Evidence of Sanctification [2 pages]
A devotion designed to help spiritual leaders assess their own transformation progress

Do We Need a Crisis Moment of Dedication? [15 pages]
A paper looking theologically at whether we need to have a post-conversion crisis moment of dedication, and grammatically at whether Romans 12.1-2 suggest this is true. The first five pages deal with Greek grammar, but the rest is theological

Review of Grudem [1 page]
A review of Grudem's treatment of sanctification in his Systematic Theology

Review of Five Views of Sanctification [2 pages]
A review of the book Five Views of Sanctification