Sunday, September 8, 2013

“And Besides This…Add to Your Faith” Part 4

II Peter 1:1-11
There are some things we can add to our faith that will make a difference in our walk and witness.  Peter shares the foundation God has laid for us through Christ. 
II. Recognize God's Provision for Growth and Ministry.  v.l-4
A. Faith  v.1
B. Multiplied Grace and Peace   v.2
C. All We Need for Life and Godliness  v.3
Reverence is the natural response to the presence and person of God.
When you are born into the family of God by faith in Christ, you are born complete.
The believer is “spiritually genetically structured” to experience “glory and abundance.”
God has blessed me with the wisdom and power of His Holy Spirit to sanctify me IN and not just AFTER my earthly experience.
D. Precious and Magnificent Promises  v.4a
If you believe one promise from God’s Word, why would you not believe another? 
E. His Divine Nature  v.4b
When the sinner believes on Jesus Christ, the Spirit of God uses the Word of God to impart the life and nature of God within.
As a baby shares the nature of its parents, a person born of God shares the Divine nature of God.
     Believers are a “new creation.”  2 Corinthians 5:17
F. Power over Sin  v.4c
The power that raised Jesus from the grave is the same power that is available for us to walk in victory over sin.
Godly living is the result of cultivating the Divine nature within us.  

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