The theme of STP this summer is “Known.”  Basically, we are spending the summer learning about the different names of God, what they reveal about Him and us, and seeing how the whole Bible is ultimately about the story of redemption through Jesus Christ.  

The theme training talk on Monday night was about “Yahweh Meqaddishekem,” the name of God that means “I Am Your Sanctifier.”  Elliot Stokes spoke about how sanctification is both a one-time defeat of sin and a progressive growth over the course of a lifetime.  As Christians, we have been sanctified once and for all in God’s eyes through Christ’s death and resurrection and also are experiencing the progressive kind of sanctification right now.