Ministry Training School Student

Cliffdale Christian Center "A Church of Love"

Greetings. This site is for my Desktop Publishing class. I just wanted to showcase some of my written assignments from my MTS class.

I am currently enrolled in the first level of Ministry Training School at Cliffdale Christian Center . I find the class to be mentally and spiritually fulfilling, and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in growing spiritually and strengthening their relationship with God.


Teresa's MTS Home Page
"Justification by Faith through Grace"

"Sanctify, Sanctified, Sanctification"

"Prayer Promises"


Sanctify, Sanctified, Sanctification

 “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy” (1 Peter 2:9-10).

To truly understand and apply the above scripture to one’s life, a Christian must define the very root of the word ‘sanctify’, which grants the blessing of this scripture. Strong’s says the Hebrew form qadash kaw-dash’ means to appoint, bid, consecrate, dedicate, hallow, keep holy, prepare, proclaim, and purify for and to the Lord. Therefore, sanctify, sanctified, and sanctification are similar in their action of being set apart.

Sanctify, sanctified, and sanctification also differ in their tense and application to a believer.  Sanctify means to continue the act of setting oneself apart on a daily basis. Once a believer has obtained salvation, he or she must remain steadfast in being separate from the world by truth (John 17:17). Sanctified means the dedication to God has already taken place, for example when “God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made” (Genesis 2:3). Finally, sanctification is the state of growing in divine grace for Christians are sustained in Christ (1 Corinthians 1:30).

“The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein” (Psalm 24:1). Everything belongs to God which means that all things: people, places, and things have the potential to be sanctified to Him. Jeremiah was sanctified and ordained a prophet to the nations (Jeremiah 1:5). The tabernacle was sanctified, consecrated for service unto the Lord (Exodus 29:43); and the bride of Christ which is the church is sanctified (Ephesians 5:26-27).

The complete sanctification of Christians will take place when Jesus returns to claim His holy nation (1Thessalonians 3:13; 5:23; 1John 3:2). Until that glorious day, believers will continue to prepare to meet the Lord and Savior.