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Has God made
known His will concerning the condition of His people?
"For this is the will of God, even your sanctification." 1 Thess.
accomplish this work for himself?
"I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in Me, and I in
him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without Me ye can do nothing."
medium is this change wrought?
"And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also might be
sanctified through the truth." John 17:19.
In order to
enjoy sanctification, what attitude must one assume toward the truth?
"God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through
sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth." 2 Thess.
But is a simple
acknowledgment of God's requirements enough to secure this desirable boon?
"Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through
sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood
of Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 1;2.
What change is
necessary to make us branches of the Vine?
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Cor.
Then how much of
the individual is affected by sanctification?
"And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly: and I pray God
your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Thess. 5:23.
Before we can
enjoy this great honor, what must we have?
"The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor
is humility." Prov. 15: 33.
When united to
Christ, what is our duty?
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where
Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above,
not on things on the earth." Col. 3:1, 2.
humility, what other grace is necessary?
"I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy
of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness."
Eph. 4:1, 2.
In all things,
what should be our mind?
"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." Phil.
response can be sincerely made?
"Not My will, but thine, be done." Luke 22:42.
When in this
attitude, what will God do for the petitioner?
"God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshiper of God, and
doeth His will, him He heareth." John 9:31.
In what words
does the apostle express the same sentiment?
"And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep
His commandments, and do
those things that are pleasing in His sight." 1 John 3:22.
What will the
lord do for those who love Him sufficiently to keep His words?
"If a man love Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him,
and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him." John 14:23.
condition are those in whom Christ dwells?
"And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the
Spirit is life because of righteousness." Rom. 8: 10. "All thy
commandments are righteousness." Ps. 119:172. "And it shall be our
righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the Lord our
God, as He hath commanded us." Deut.6:25.
How is this
state of things brought about?
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by
the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect will of God." Rom. 12:2.
Then what will
we be able to do?
"And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the
Lord Jesus." Col. 3:17.
To what extent
must our deeds be done with reference to God's glory?
"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all
to the glory of God." 1 Cor. 10:31.
Why should we be
so careful of our bodies?
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your
reasonable service." Rom. 12:1.
How much must we
give up to become a true disciple of Christ?
"So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he
hath, he cannot be My disciple." Luke 14:33.
all of self, what must we accept, in order to learn of Christ?
"Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly
in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls." Matt. 11:29.
How large a
place in our affections should the love of Christ occupy?
"He that loveth father or mother more than Me is not worthy of
Me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of
Me." Matt. 10:37.
If we thus
follow Christ, what will be the result?
"Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater
than his lord. If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you."
But will this
persecution separate us from Christ or His love?
"For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height,
nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of
God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Rom. 8:38, 39.