The Pain of Sanctification

Released March 1, 2022 by Mavericks & Misfits with Jeff Lyle


Would you agree that the expression of Christianity in America is less than awesome? When we survey the depth of commitment, the breadth of influence, the height of power in the American Church, what do we conclude? Honest observers would need to confess that we are coming up beneath the offer of God in all areas of what it means to be a representation of Jesus Christ in our generation. What is the primary issue that might be holding us back? In this episode of Mavericks & Misfits, Jeff passionately calls the listener to embrace the model of Christian living that Paul put forth in his writings. Returning to an embrace of the soldier and athlete metaphor will help present-day Christians own the calling upon their individual lives. Waiting for God to “make it happen” is nothing more than a wholesale copout and cloak for laziness and indecision. He is waiting for us! There is a price that must be paid, a cost that must be accepted and a pain that must be endured. Those who live with this mindset will be among the Christians who are entrusted with the stewardship of coming revival. Additional resources are available at