Expanded memory verses: Also Rom 6:22-23
Dying and living
Dying to Sin and Living to God (or Living to Righteousness as Matthew Henry has it)
Mortification and Vivification (if you like big words)
THE NATURE OF SANCTIFICATION:
For the first, we may hence observe the nature of sanctification, what it is, and wherein it consists. In general it has two things in it, mortification and vivification - dying to sin and living to righteousness, elsewhere expressed by putting off the old man and putting on the new, ceasing to do evil and learning to do well.
FIRST MORTIFICATION - DYING:
MORTIFICATION EXPRESSED IN SEVERAL WAYS (Note the Following FIVE)
Romans 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
Not living without sin --- but not living IN sin.
1. Mortification, putting off the old man; several ways this is expressed. (1.) We must live no longer in sin (Rom_6:2), we must not be as we have been nor do as we have done. The time past of our life must suffice, 1Pe_4:3. Though there are none that live without sin, yet, blessed be God, there are those that do not live in sin, do not live in it as their element, do not make a trade of it: this is to be sanctified.