Apostolic Church of Des Arc

Called to Be Saints

Primary Text

1 Corinthians 1:1-9

Points to Consider

If you are a believer, your primary identity is in Jesus Christ.

  • Sanctified in Christ Jesus.
  • Called to be saints.
  • Call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 12:13, Galatians 3:27-28, Colossians 3:10-11

In one sense, saints are sanctified at a point in time.

  • Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you. Romans 6:3-6
  • And such were some of you: but ye are washed… 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
  • Anyone in Christ is a new creature. 2 Corinthians 5:17

In another sense, saints are sanctified more and more until the day of the Lord.

  • The Corinthians are sanctified but not yet blameless.
  • And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly… 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

He will present the saints faultless.

  • Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling… Jude 1:24
  • That ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

God does this, and he is faithful.