Boston: Christ is Made Sanctification

1 COR. 1:30.—But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who is made unto us—sanctification. THE world in its greatest darkness was not insensible that man’s nature was corrupted, that they needed something wherewith they might please God, attain to happiness, and repair the wound which they understood their nature had got. And although that […]

Boston: The Nature of the Sanctification of the Soul

II. More particularly, I will inquire into the nature of the sanctification of a soul. And let us consider, 1. The kinds of sanctification. 2. The Author of it. 3. The moving cause of it. 4. Wherein it consists. 5. The parts of it. 6. The subject of it. 7. The effect of it. 8. […]

Boston: But Ye Are Sanctified

[This is the first of a series on sanctification by Thomas Boston.] 1 CORINTHIANS 6:11.—But ye are sanctified—by the Spirit of our God. IN this verse the apostle tells the believing Corinthians. 1. What some of them sometime were, such, viz. as those, ver. 9, 10. ‘fornicators, idolators, adulterers, effeminate, abusers of themselves with mankind, […]

Foote: Repentance Should Be Your Daily Work

You see, then, the nature of true repentance; you see how different it is from the flimsy restraints, the unbelieving and fruitless mental horrors, the outward mortifications and observances, the professed sorrow without real amendment, and the self-righteous feelings and doings which are substituted for the atonement of Christ, or for the justifying grace of […]

Foote: Repentance..Redeemer..Gift

Genuine repentance, farther, cannot be without faith in the Redeemer. Without this, repentance can only be the sorrow of the world that worketh death. Natural convictions of sin may, and indeed must, arise before there is any true religion: but, in order to convictions of that kind being of any use, there must be a […]

Foote: The Necessity of Genuine Repentance

But there is one other lesson from this passage, on which I am especially desirous of fixing your attention, namely, the necessity of genuine repentance. Our Lord himself here says twice, “Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Consider, then, what is implied in repentance unto salvation; and seek to become possessed of it. […]