The People God Use

The People God Use

November 14, 2021 | Levi Gause, Pastor

Passage: 2 Timothy 2:20-22

When it comes to the subject of sanctification, many people buy these “strips” from the store to whiten their teeth. They use these to help restore their teeth to a better condition because after years of use, their teeth may not be as white as they used to be. Stained teeth can be covered up for a while through brushing, but eventually something stronger may be needed. Stains from coffee, dark drinks, or smoking may have set in and people buy the strips to make their teeth look better.

These strips are to be applied across the teeth. They are worn for a while and then taken off. Applied again, then taken off. Over and over, the strips are applied until over time, the strips wear down the yellow. If a person uses the strips just one time, the stains will not go away. The strips have to be applied consistently over a period of time in order for the process to work.

Many of us go for one week being diligent to live for Christ and want that effort to last all year long. We look for long-term change after short-term effort. Let me explain something: Salvation is an act; sanctification is a process