Sermon Series: Grow | Finding Spiritual Maturity through 2 Peter | April 8, 2018

The Beauty of Faith

2 Peter 1:1–4   Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

I. Christian Faith is in Jesus Christ
A. Jesus is God (v. 1)
B. Jesus is Savior (v. 1)
C. Jesus is Lord (v. 2)

II. Christian Faith is Apostolic

III. Christian Faith is God’s Gift and His Command
A. Faith is a Gift to be Received (v. 1)
B. Faith is a Command to be Obeyed

IV. Christ Draws People to Faith through His Own Glory and Excellence and People Must Submit to His Draw

 

Once you have faith, what happens?
1. Partake of the Divine Nature
2. Escape the corruption of the world that’s caused by evil desires.

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