Does Sanctification Require Effort?

There has been a quite a vigorous debate in Reformed denominations over the last number of years regarding the nature of sanctification and the role of our own efforts in that process.  Some have insisted that sanctification is really only about coming to grips with our justification.  Others have given the impression that if we preach sermons about Christian obedience (what some call “do” sermons) then we are merely preaching moralism and not preaching Christ.

However, I think many of these trends miss the radical call of discipleship that Christ so plainly offers.  For this reason, I was grateful to Mark Dever who recently gave the Harold O.J. Brown Lectures

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