About this course

In this course, Dr. Joel Muddamalle explores the sanctification process of becoming more like Jesus and being conformed to His image. He delves into the concept of cheap grace and the cost of grace, emphasizing the need to live out the freedom and grace given to us. He covers various topics, including the original goal of humanity, the image of God, holiness in the Old and New Testaments, the distinction between justification and sanctification, and the means and works of sanctification. He emphasizes the sanctification journey as a transformative process that aligns our lives with the heart of Jesus, empowered by the Spirit, and unto the glory of the Father. He wraps up the course by highlighting the significance of sanctification in our lives, as it enables us to reach our destination and embrace the whole and holy humanity that God intended for us to be.

Course objectives

After completing this course, you'll be able to explain the:

  • Importance of sanctification, what it means, and what it looks like in the life of Christians.

  • Distinction and the connection points between justification and sanctification.

  • Significance of purification and holiness in the Old Testament and how the New Testament builds on these concepts.

  • “Image of God” as it relates to humanity within the context of the doctrine of sanctification.

Course outline

  1. Getting started

  2. Module 01 | Introduction

  3. Module 02 | Eden and the Vocation of Humanity (Telos)

  4. Module 03 | Humanity (Image of God)

  5. Module 04 | Holiness and Purification: Old Testament - Part 1

  6. Module 05 | Holiness and Purification: Old Testament - Part 2

The Doctrine of Sanctification

  • $299.00
  • 10 Modules

Additional course details:

  • Difficulty level: 4

    The learning difficulty for this course is 4 out of 5. It is recommended for advanced students and above.

  • One year access

    You receive access to the course for one year from the date the course opens.

  • Certificate of completion

    You automatically receive a certificate of completion once you finish the course.


Dr. Joel Muddamalle

Dr. Joel Muddamalle serves as the Director of Theology and Research for Proverbs 31 Ministries and Lysa TerKeurst. He is part of the preaching team at Transformation Church with Pastor Derwin Gray. Joel earned a PhD in Theology under Dr. Patrick Schreiner (New Testament) and Dr. Michael Heiser (Old Testament) with an emphasis on Paul's household language in Ephesians as it relates to the Old Testament. His first book, The Hidden Peace: Finding True Security, Strength, and Confidence Through Humility will release in early 2024.

Certificate program

Earn credit towards the Certificate of Biblical Doctrine when you complete this course.