Part 4 - The Application of Faith
Overview: Fruitfulness in Christ
The purpose of God is fulfilled in the love which is the fruit of abiding in Christ. God's people are "predestined" to this fruitfulness. The calling of the church to love the lost by sharing the light of the gospel, to love God in worship and fellowship, to love the body of Christ through ministries of edification, and to love Christ as Redeemer and Husband is a calling to God's purpose that was devised "before the foundation of the world." God desires for all to follow and serve Him. He has a purpose for those who will. This is the consecration aspect of sanctification, the reason for separation. To accept this is to "present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness."