“Growth is the process of receiving God’s word of justification in new areas of our being. It is the carrying of the good news to the unevangelized territories of our personal and social being. If justification is God’s regarding us as perfect through the mirror of the Son’s perfection, then sanctification, which is growth in grace, is our receiving that regard palpably and with larger and larger extension throughout the complex geography of our being…”

“Progress in our lives is not principally a matter of new experience or new knowledge. It is rather a fresh returning, in every new round of events, to a very old conviction: Christ died for our sins.”

Paul Zahl “Who Will Deliver Us?“