Sin & Sanctification

Sanctification is "the work of God’s free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness." -Westminster Shorter Catechism (Q. 35)

  • Hope for the Weary Sinner - Justin Perdue - Theocast Conference 2024

    A lecture from Justin Perdue recorded during the Suffering & The Hope of Christ's Return conference. The Theocast and Abounding Grace Radio conference was held on January 18, 2024, at the Escondido United Reformed Church in Escondido, California.

  • Free Indeed! (Part 2) - Alistair Begg

    When Jesus gave instruction to aspiring disciples, He delivered the true but difficult news that “everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.” Not understanding how they could be enslaved, His listeners questioned Him. Alistair Begg addresses this provocative statement from Jesus, explaining th...

  • Free Indeed! (Part 1) - Alistair Begg

    As Jesus taught in the temple, many believed and were curious about Him but still rested in their religious pedigree, blind to their spiritual need. Alistair Begg reminds us that although Jesus’ words about enslavement recalled the Jews’ history as slaves in Egypt, we, too, are in bondage to sin,...

  • How to Repent of Sin - Theocast

    Perfect love casts our fear. And certainly, the love of God for us is perfect. Yet, fear reigns often--in our hearts before God and even in our relationships with others in the church.

    Here’s the thing, fear is actually a hindrance to repentance. Are you having a hard time repenting? The answer ...

  • Concerns About Obedience? - Theocast

    Many people raise sincere, well-intentioned concerns toward us here at Theocast--and toward other confessional Reformed believers--that perhaps we don’t talk enough about obedience. Or that there isn’t enough application of Scripture being done, as it pertains to our personal conduct and holiness...

  • Train Wrecks Welcomed - Theocast

    Fairly regularly, we see posts or correspondence discouraging people from listening to Theocast because this podcast attracts those whose lives are shipwrecked. From our perspective, we are happy to receive such a compliment. Jesus came to seek and save the lost. He came to save sinners. He came ...

  • Does Too Much Grace Lead to Sin? - Theocast

    Does too much grace lead to sin? Quite the opposite, actually. It is the preaching of Christ that leads to repentance. The right division of the law and the gospel--and the heralding of the mercy and grace of God--produces repentance in the saints. These things build a culture in a local church w...

  • Pure In Heart | Garrett Kell - E.1 - Room For Nuance Podcast

    Join us for a conversation with Garrett Kell, a pastor and the author of the book 'Pure in Heart.' Discover the transformative power of pursuing purity in a world filled with distractions and temptations. Gain practical advice and biblical wisdom on cultivating a pure heart and mind as followers ...

  • Without Excuse - Alistair Begg

    The apostle Paul urgently warned others about the Lord’s wrath and preached the Gospel of salvation. In his letter to the Romans, in particular, he was clear that all are sinners, with no exceptions, no excuses, and no escape from judgment except through faith in Jesus. Noting that Paul’s explana...

  • Sanctify - Mike Abendroth

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    “Sanctify,” a five part teaching series, presents a biblical, Christ-centered approach to God’s sanctifying work and our response of faith and holy living. This very practical series is sure to motivate you to obey the triune God out of gratitude for your wonderful salvation.

  • Loving Pornography = Loving Death - S2:E10 - Road Trip to Truth

    Do not be deceived, there are men in your church who consume pornography. Anyone with a cell phone has access to filthy images. This episode of RTTT will equip you to explain to men who struggle with this sin, why it is so harmful. Those reasons will surprise you.

  • Six Roadsigns for Christian Liberty - The Whole Counsel

    This week’s episode is a bit different from our usual setup. To begin, we are back in John’s office, but not like we have ever been before. This week you get to John’s office as it usually is, piled with books. But there is a method to our madness: we want to highlight some of the messy edges of ...

  • A Biblical Response to Perfectionism - E.118 - The Just Thinking Podcast

    Behavioral perfectionism – not to be confused with the doctrine sometimes referred to as Christian perfectionism or sinless perfection – is a sin many professing Christians struggle with (yes, it is a sin). But not only is the individual perfectionist affected by their behavior, so are those who ...

  • The Believer's New Relationship to Sin - The Word Unleashed

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    In this series Tom Pennington explains how Christians can know that they have eternal life based on their new relationship to sin.

  • Justification vs. Sanctification - R. Scott Clark - AG Uncut

    What is the difference between justification and sanctification?

  • Sanctification - The Whole Counsel

    This week John and Chuck discuss the only sermon in Salvation in Full Color preached by a Baptist pastor. We don't know much about Isaac Chanler, but what we do know is very encouraging. At the heart of the very practical sermon, Chanler encourages believers simple to cling to Christ. This is the...

  • The Trinity in Sanctification - Steve Lawson

    Dr. Lawson walks through some of Scripture’s descriptions of the Christian life as worship of the Triune God. With everything we think and say and do, we ought to have the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit at the forefront.

  • Errors - Law & Gospel (Ep. 5) - Mike Abendroth

    Have you heard of the errors of legalism and antinomianism? In this final episode, Mike Abendroth examines the errors when we misunderstand the law, the gospel, and when the two are blended together.

  • Christian Contentment - E.96 - The Just Thinking Podcast

    Adversity has a way of revealing our true selves, especially during times of trial that seem to last for a prolonged period of time. It is during those times that Christians must guard against allowing the sin of discontentment to take root in our hearts. In this episode of the Just Thinking podc...

  • Demon Possession & Sanctification - E.6 - Spiritual Warfare: Truth or Territory?

    Modern spiritual warfare experts teach that exorcisms are something Christians should be performing today. Others believe that exorcisms are essential for our growth in sanctification. Are these things biblical? In episode 6, we take a look at what the Bible says about exorcisms and Christian san...

  • Conquering Porn - S7:E1 - The Way of the Master

    Pornography has ruined the lives of countless men and women. You can be free from the bondage of porn.

  • Whose Slave are You? - The Word Unleashed

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    In this sermon series (Romans 6:15-16) Tom Pennington examines the Christian's relationship to sin and righteousness.

  • Temptations of the Digital Age - The Word Unleashed

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    The digital age in which we live bombards Christians with unique temptations on a daily basis. Not only do these temptations come in mass quantities, they are also easily accessible and readily available. Even more concerning, is the fact that many of these temptations and sins have become accept...