Chapter Twenty-Three Questions

Sanctification (Growth in Likeness to Christ)

  1. Did you read the entire chapter?
  2. How have you traditionally struggled in your sanctification? What is the solution? How are you at appropriating the solution?
  3. How would you answer a 13-year old who asked if she could lose her salvation after she sins?
  4. Give at least 12 comparisons between justification and sanctification.
  5. Differentiate between God’s role and man’s role in sanctification. Also, whose role is primary and explain your answer.
  6. How would you counsel a person who is a people-pleaser; who desires to please God with his works? You want him to stop doing this, but you want him to pursue holiness. How do you help him?
  7. What is legalism? What are its dangers? Why is it appealing? What can be a sinful response to legalism? What do you think would be the initial challenges in counseling a legalist? What would you want to initially convey to a legalist who came to you for counseling? Explain your answer.