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In this first letter to the Thessalonian believers, the apostle Paul wrote to those whom God had made His family. In His grace, God enables His children to live as He commands. “Sanctification” and “justification” are important terms to understand, and there is a vast difference between the two. In this sermon, Alistair Begg explains that God first declares us righteous and then begins the process of conforming us to the image of Christ by the power of His Spirit.

Series Containing This Sermon

A Study in 1 Thessalonians, Volume 3

Reminders for the Local Church 1 Thessalonians 5:12–28 Series ID: 15203

23Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.

Copyright © 2024, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.