When you go to church, do you feel like you’re just another orphan in a big orphanage? Or do you feel like you’re a loved child who’s been adopted into a family and a home? Church should feel like you’ve been adopted rather than feeling like you’re in an orphanage. We have a Father who paid a high price to adopt us into his family.
For one growing up in church, they could get the idea that sanctification is a process. That one becomes holier the closer he adheres to God's law and commandments now that they have received the free gift of salvation. However, righteousness is completely free! It is available to us through the finished work of Christ. It is all His doing. All His work! None of our own, lest we should boast. This is good news!