Analysis Of John Wesley 's Sermon On The Saving Work Of Christ

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Via Salutis
Outline: In the Via Salutis the saving work of Christ is shown with justification and sanctification through several sermons of John Wesley. In the sermon Original Sin, our sinful nature is depicted, “Now God saw that all this, the whole thereof, was evil; -- contrary to moral rectitude; contrary to the nature of God, which necessarily includes all good…”. God saw us for who we truly were but still allowed His relationship with us to move passed legal justification, which we truly deserve. Repentance is also a topic that will be noted in regard to sanctification. John Wesley’s sermon The Spirit of Bondage and of Adoption states, “But at first ye knew it not, though ye were wallowing daily in your sins and in your blood; till, in due time, ye "received the spirit of fear;" (ye received, for this also is the gift of God;) and afterwards, fear vanished away, and the Spirit of love filled your hearts.” Repentance plays a key role in leading to sanctification and is necessary in our spiritual journey. Sanctification is shown in John Wesley’s sermon The New Birth, “the doctrine of justification, and that of the new birth: The former relating to that great work which God does for us, in forgiving our sins; the latter, to the great work which God does in us, in renewing our fallen nature.” These are three key elements that lead toward Christ’s saving us from our sinful nature and leading us to sanctification.
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