The benefits that flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification are:

  • the assurance that we are loved by God,
  • peace in our consciences,
  • joy in our hearts from the Holy Spirit,
  • increase of grace, and
  • the knowledge that if we are God’s we will continue in these blessings until the end.

These are wonderful blessings but how do we know that we are justified and adopted? We are to look in our lives for the evidence of sanctification, which is love - love to God and love to our neighbor. If we see this evidence of love in our hearts then we can know that God is our Savior and that these blessings are ours.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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