Sanctified, Saints in Christ

Paul the Apostle wrote a very powerful letter to the Christian Church in the city of Corinth. As with all of scripture it is important to know the meaning of the language.

1 Cor. 1:2 – 3 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

The first thing that is revealed in this letter and also throughout the New Testament is that the Church (the ekklesia gr.) is not a place that people go but the people themselves. As Paul points out it is “all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord”

Secondly he is pointing out that the Church (we believers) are “sanctified (hagiazo gr. =Set aside and consecrated for God’s purposes) in Christ Jesus, called to be saints (hagios gr.) His holy people set aside for his purposes.

What greater purpose, what higher calling, can anyone have than to serve our Creator and to be called aside for His eternal purposes.  We are the Church, Saints of God, in our homes, at our places of business, in our communities, in the world, to serve God’s will. This is the foundation and truth of our lives and the legacy we have to pass on to our loved ones.

Grace and Peace to All in Christ Jesus   Blessings Vince

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *