Pastor Dale Thornton uses some analogies of a diamond cutter and a sculptor to explain sanctification. He also explains the difference between positional sanctification and practical sanctification. Many Christians experience justification but fail to build practical sanctification into their lives. How do we live a sanctified life and what does that look like? Pastor Dale Thornton is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Las Colinas, a family integrated church in the Baptist Missionary Association (BMA). The mission of the church is to build strong fathers to build strong families to glorify Jesus Christ.