Grow – Finding Spiritual Maturity through 2 Peter

GROWTH
2 Peter 1:5–11

For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.
Romans 6:14

Having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
2  Timothy 3:5

Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?
Romans 7:24

Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Romans 7:25a

For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 1:8

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
2 Peter 1:5-7

I. Goodness

Simple Application Question: How can I do something good in the life of another person?

II.  Knowledge

Simple Application Question: How am I learning God’s Word?

III. Pursue Self Control

Simple Application Question: Where do I need to pursue self-control?

IV Perseverance

Simple Application Question: Where do I need to actively persevere?

V. Godliness

Simple Application Question: How is my love for Jesus Christ?

VI. Brotherly Kindness

Simple Application Question: How can I be more generous to other Christians?

VII. Love

Simple Application Question: Where can I demonstrate more love for God and others?

WARNING

For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins.
2 Peter 1:9

ENCOURAGEMENT 1:
You will be effective and fruitful.

For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:8

ENCOURAGEMENT 2:
You will know that you are in Jesus Christ.

Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.
2 Peter 1:10

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