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Preparation for Heavenly Living Correspondence School

PFHL Course 232-- Justification, Sanctification, & Glorification (9 pgs.)

(compiled by Bill Stevenson)

Poem that Teaches

JUSTIFICATION frees from sin.

SANCTIFICATION frees from the power of sin.
GLORIFICATION frees from the presence of sin.

JUSTIFICATION is for the repentant sinner.

SANCTIFICATION is for the surrendered disciple.
GLORIFICATION is for the victorious saint.

JUSTIFICATION takes care of the past.

SANCTIFICATION takes care of the present.
GLORIFICATION takes care of the future.

JUSTIFICATION changes the attitude.

SANCTIFICATION changes the character.
GLORIFICATION changes us from mortal to immortal.

In JUSTIFICATION, Jesus is our Savior.

In SANCTIFICATION, Jesus is our Master.
In GLORIFICATION, Jesus is our glorious King.

JUSTIFICATION is our title to Heaven.

SANCTIFICATION is our fitness for Heaven.
GLORIFICATION is our entrance to Heaven.

-Author Unknown

Directions: Think about each line of the poem. Then for each of the three parts of this Bible
study, read the key word definitions. The definitions are from the 1828 Noah
Webster Dictionary. Notice the changes of the tenses of the key words. Then for
each of the verses, find and read the contexts. Keep notes about what you learn
about each of the lines of the “Poem That Teaches”. This assignment is worth 3
units, so write at least 4 quality pages.
Part 1

1. The act of justifying; a showing to be just or conformable to law, rectitude or propriety;
vindication; defense. The court listened to the evidence and arguments in justification of the
prisoner's conduct. Our disobedience to God's commands admits no justification.
2. Absolution. “I hope, for my brother's justification, he wrote this but as an essay of my
3. In law, the showing of a sufficient reason in court why a defendant did what he is called to
answer. “Pleas in justification must set forth some special matter.”
4. In theology, remission of sin and absolution from guilt and punishment; or an act of free
grace by which God pardons the sinner and accepts him [or her] as righteous, on account of
the atonement of Christ.
JUST'IFIER, n. One who justifies; one who vindicates, supports or defends.
1. He who pardons and absolves from guilt and punishment. “That He might be just, and the
justifier of him [or her] who believeth in Jesus.” Romans 3

Luke 10:29 “But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, ‘And who is my

Luke 16:15 “And He said to them, ‘You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God
knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in
the sight of God.’”

Romans 3:30 “since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the
uncircumcised through faith.”

Galatians 3:8 “And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith,
preached the Gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, ‘In you all the nations shall
be blessed.’”

Romans 4:5 “But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly,
his faith is accounted for righteousness,”

Romans 8:33 “Who shall bring a charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies”

Matthew 11:19 “The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and
a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ But wisdom is justified
by her children.”

Matthew 12:37 “‘For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be

Luke 7:29 & 35 “And when all the people heard Him, even the tax collectors justified God,
having been baptized with the baptism of John…. ‘But wisdom is justified by
all her children.’”

Luke 18:14 “‘I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for
everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will
be exalted.’”

Acts 13:39 “and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you
could not be justified by the Law of Moses.”

Romans 2:13 “(for not the hearers of the Law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the
Law will be justified;”

Romans 3:4 “Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written:
‘That You may be justified in Your words, and may overcome when You are
Romans 3:20 “Therefore by the deeds of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by
the Law is the knowledge of sin.”

Romans 3:24 “being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ

Romans 3:28 “Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of
the Law.”

Romans 4:2 “For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but
not before God.”

Romans 5:1 & 9 “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ, …. Much more then, having now been justified by
His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.”

Romans 8:30 “Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these
He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.”

1 Corinthians 4:4 “For I know nothing against myself, yet I am not justified by this; but He who
judges me is the Lord.”

1 Corinthians 6:11“And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified,
but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our

Galatians 2:16-17 “knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but by faith in
Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified
by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; for by the works of the
Law no flesh shall be justified. But if, while we seek to be justified by
Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of
sin? Certainly not!”

Galatians 3:11 “But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for ‘the
just shall live by faith.’”

Galatians 3:24 “Therefore the Law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be
justified by faith.”

Galatians 5:4 “You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by
law; you have fallen from grace.”

1 Timothy 3:16 “And without controversy great is the mystery of Godliness: God was
manifested in the flesh, justified in the Holy Spirit, seen by angels, preached
among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory.”

Titus 3:7 “that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the
hope of eternal life.”

James 2:21 & 24-25 “Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his
son on the altar?… You see then that a man is justified by works, and not
by faith only. Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works
when she received the messengers and sent them out another way?”

Romans 4:25 “Who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our

Romans 5:16 & 18 “And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned…. For
the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but
the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification.”

Romans 5:18 “Therefore, as through one man's offense judgment came to all men, resulting in
condemnation, even so through one Man's righteous act the free gift came to all
men, resulting in justification of life.”

Part 2
SANC'TIFY, v.t. [Low L. sanctifico; from sanctus, holy, and facio, to make.]
1. In a general sense, to cleanse, purify or make holy.
2. To separate, set apart or appoint to a holy, sacred or religious use. “God blessed the seventh
day and sanctified it.” Genesis 2
3. To purify; to prepare for divine service, and for partaking of holy things. Exodus 19
4. To separate, ordain and appoint to the work of redemption and the government of the church.
John 10
5. To cleanse from corruption; to purify from sin; to make holy be detaching the affections from
the world and its defilements, and exalting them to a supreme love to God. “Sanctify them
through Thy truth; Thy Word is truth.” John 17 and Ephesians 5
6. To make the means of holiness; to render productive of holiness or piety. “Those judgments
of God are the more welcome, as a means which his mercy hath sanctified so to me, as to
make me repent of that unjust act.”
7. To make free from guilt.

John 17:17 & 19 “‘Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth…. And for their sakes I
sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.’”

Ephesians 5:26 “that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the

1 Thessalonians 5:23 “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may
your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of
our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Hebrews 13:12 “Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood,
suffered outside the gate.”

1 Peter 3:15 “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to
everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and
Matthew 23:17 & 19 “‘Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that
sanctifies the gold?… Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift or
the altar that sanctifies the gift?’”

Hebrews 2:11 “For both He Who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one,
for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,”

Hebrews 9:13 “For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the
unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh,”

John 10:36 “do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are
blaspheming’, because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?”

John 17:19 “‘And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the

Acts 20:32 “‘ So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which
is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are

Acts 26:18 “‘to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the
power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an
inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’”

Romans 15:16 “that I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the Gospel
of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the
Holy Spirit.”

1 Corinthians 1:2 “To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in
Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name
of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:”

1 Corinthians 6:11 “And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were
sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the
Holy Spirit of our God.”

1 Corinthians 7:14 “For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving
wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean,
but now they are holy.”

1 Timothy 4:5 “for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.”

2 Timothy 2:21 “Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for
honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.”

Hebrews 2:11 “For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of
one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,”

Hebrews 10:10 & 14 “By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of
Jesus Christ once for all…. For by one offering He has perfected forever
those who are being sanctified.”

Hebrews 10:29 “Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy
who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the
Covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Holy
Spirit of grace?”

Jude 1:1 “Jude, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to those who are called,
sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ:”

1 Corinthians 1:30 “But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from
God-- and righteousness and sanctification and redemption--”

1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 “For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain
from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his
own vessel in sanctification and honor,”

2 Thessalonians 2:13 “But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved
by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation
through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth,”

1 Peter 1:2 “elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the
Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and
peace be multiplied.”

Part 3

1. The act of giving glory or of ascribing honors to.
2. Exaltation to honor and dignity; elevation to glory; as the glorification of Christ after His
GLO'RIFIED, pp. Honored; dignified; exalted to glory.

Matthew 5:16 “‘Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works
and glorify your Father in Heaven.’”

John 12:28 “‘Father, glorify Your name.’ Then a voice came from Heaven, saying, “I have
both glorified it and will glorify it again.”

John 13:32 “‘If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and glorify
Him immediately.’”

John 16:14 “‘He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.’”

John 17:1 & 5 “Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to Heaven, and said: ‘Father, the
hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, .… And
now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had
with You before the world was.’”

John 21:19 “This He spoke, signifying by what death he would glorify God. And when He
had spoken this, He said to him, ‘Follow Me.’”

Romans 1:21 “because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were
thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were

Romans 15:6 & 9 “that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ…. … and that the Gentiles might glorify God for His
mercy, as it is written: ‘For this reason I will confess to You among the
Gentiles, and sing to Your name.’”

1 Corinthians 6:20 “For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in
your spirit, which are God's.”

2 Corinthians 9:13 “while, through the proof of this ministry, they glorify God for the obedience
of your confession to the Gospel of Christ, and for your liberal sharing with
them and all men,”

Hebrews 5:5 “So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who
said to Him: ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.’”

1 Peter 2:12 “having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against
you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God
in the day of visitation.”

1 Peter 4:16 “Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify
God in this matter.”

Revelation 15:4 “‘Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are
holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, for Your judgments
have been manifested.’”

Matthew 9:8 “Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, Who had
given such power to men.”

Matthew 15:31 “So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made
whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of

Mark 2:12 “Immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went out in the presence of them
all, so that all were amazed and glorified God, saying, ‘We never saw anything
like this!’”

Luke 4:15 “And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.”

Luke 5:26 “And they were all amazed, and they glorified God and were filled with fear,
saying, ‘We have seen strange things today!’”

Luke 7:16 “Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, ‘A great prophet has
risen up among us’; and, ‘God has visited His people.’”

Luke 13:13 “And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and
glorified God.”

Luke 17:15 “And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud
voice glorified God,”

Luke 23:47 “So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying,
‘Certainly this was a righteous Man!’”

John 7:39 “But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would
receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet

John 11:4 “When Jesus heard that, He said, ‘This sickness is not unto death, but for the
glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.’”

John 12:16 “His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was
glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him and
that they had done these things to Him.”

John 12:23 “But Jesus answered them, saying, ‘The hour has come that the Son of Man
should be glorified.’”

John 12:28 “‘Father, glorify Your name.’ Then a voice came from Heaven, saying, ‘I have
both glorified it and will glorify it again.’”

John 13:31-32 “So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, ‘Now the Son of Man is glorified, and
God is glorified in Him. If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him
in Himself, and glorify Him immediately.’”

John 14:13 “‘And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be
glorified in the Son.’”

John 15:8 “‘By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My

John 17:4 “‘I have glorified You on the Earth. I have finished the work which You have
given Me to do.’”

John 17:10 “‘And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them.’”

Acts 3:13 “The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His
Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate,
when he was determined to let Him go.”
Acts 4:21 “So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way of
punishing them, because of the people, since they all glorified God for what had
been done.”

Acts 11:18 “When they heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God,
saying, ‘Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life.’”

Acts 13:48 “Now when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and glorified the word of the
Lord. And as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed.”

Acts 21:20 “And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord. And they said to him, ‘You
see, brother, how many myriads of Jews there are who have believed, and they
are all zealous for the Law;’”

Romans 8:17 “and if children, then heirs-- heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed
we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”

Romans 8:30 “Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these
He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.”

Galatians 1:24 “And they glorified God in me.”

2 Thessalonians 1:10 & 12 “when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be
admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among
you was believed…. …that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may
be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our
God and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

2 Thessalonians 3:1 “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly
and be glorified, just as it is with you,”

1 Peter 4:11 “If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let
him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be
glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion
forever and ever. Amen.”

1 Peter 4:14 “If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of
glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your
part He is glorified.”

Revelation 18:7 “In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same
measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen,
and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’”

Note: There are no Bible verses with the word “glorification”.