Approach: This lesson about God's role in sanctification may take two class sessions. Knowledge about the Mosaic and New Covenants would be helpful.

Hermeneutic objective: Integrating your observations from the Old and New Testaments.

Theological objective: God desires to sanctify and set apart people for Himself so that He can dwell among them.

For non-Believers, He made this possible by providing His only Son to die in substitution of a person and pay for their sin. God paid a costly price and extended this offer even to enemies and without distinction other than being His good creation (Gen 1:26-31).

God continues to work to sanctify non-Believers by getting you to "believe in Him whom He has sent."

For Believers, with His New Covenant, God forgives a Believer's sins and regenerates with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. When God adopts the Believer as His child, He regenerates and entitles the Believer to inherit the promises made to Abraham.

The word of God works on Believers by teaching God's moral standards. God provides an example of agapē love to imitate. God disciplines those He loves as a son of God.