2 Peter 1:1-13
By God's grace through our faith in Christ, we have received His righteousness, peace and these things.
I. We have received His divine power for life and godliness (v.3).
II. We have become partakers of His divine nature for escaping the corruption in the world caused by lust (v.4).
III. We have to support (add/supplement) our faith-in-Christ (vv. 5-7) with these:
1) Faith with moral excellence
2) Moral excellence with knowledge (of God)
3) Knowledge with self-control
4) Self-control with perseverance
5) Perseverance with godliness
6) Godliness with brotherly/sisterly (Philadelphia) kindness
7) Brotherly/sisterly kindness with (agape) love
#1. Own and develop them, we'll be effective and fruitful (v. 8).
#2. Disown and lack of them, we'll be short-sighted, blind and forgetful of the cleansing of our past sin (v. 9).
SO WHAT? (v. 10)
IV. Be eager to confirm your calling.
V. Be eager to confirm your election.
VI. Be persistent in doing them.
RESULT? (v. 11)
VII. We will never stumble/fall.
VIII. Our entrance to the eternal kingdom will be richly provided.
NOW WHAT? (vv. 12-15)
IX. Keep reminding those qualities till we own them.
X. Keep recalling those qualities regardless of our circumstances.
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