Sinner or Saint?

Sermon by Trent Shoemake

God’s Spirit has been given to God’s people so that through God’s Word, God’s world might be brought to God’s son.

—Bad News: It is easier to feel something than to learn something.
—Good News: Learning leads to lasting change. Feelings lead to temporary change.

1 Peter 1:23-25 NIV
23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For,“All people are like grass,and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;the grass withers and the flowers fall, 25 but the word of the Lord endures forever.”And this is the word that was preached to you.


Ephesians 1:1-2 NIV
1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Saint – Hagios – Holy Ones

Sinner or Saint?

Sanctification – To make holy. Set apart for the sake of accomplishing God’s perfect purpose.

John 17:16-19 NIV
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.