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Christian Graces

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  1. The Christian Graces 2 Peter 1:5-11 • Some metals shine brighter by being polished • Christian graces shine brighter with use Obtained Not by birth, Money or social prominence All 8 By Prayer, suffering and patient cultivation

  2. Add Graces with Diligence • Diligence = to hasten, serious, energetic • Matt. 5:6 “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” • Add • Supply, supplement • To place upon, to add further • Bring in by the side of

  3. ChristianGraces Faith Foundation of our hope Heb. 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” A theist • Conviction that God exists • Confidence he will keep His promises

  4. ChristianGraces Faith Virtue Courage, valor, determination to do right Moral excellence, purity, modesty Joseph - Genesis 39:7-12 Ruth 3:11 Boaz is speaking: “for all the people of my town know that you are a virtuous woman.” Peter lacked courage and denied Jesus Mt. 26:70 “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.” 1 Cor.16:13

  5. ChristianGraces Faith Virtue Of God Jesus Bible Knowledge Purpose • Tell right from wrong • Result in changed behavior • Free from bondage to sin “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 3:18

  6. ChristianGraces Faith Virtue Masters his desires and passions Knowledge Temperance “Self Control” Excuse “I just couldn’t help myself” • 2 Cor. 5:10 - we will give an account • Prov. 16:32 “he that ruleth his spirit” • Eph. 4:26 “Be ye angry, and sin not” • James 3:1-2 - bridle the tongue • “I said, I will take heed to my ways” Psalms 39:1a

  7. ChristianGraces Faith Virtue • Steadfastness • Endurance • Perseverance Knowledge Temperance Patience Bear up under stress or strain - doing right regardless of circumstances - not giving up Job “Ye have heard of the patience of Job” Jas. 5:11 Rev. 21:8 “the fearful” = give up, no patience

  8. ChristianGraces Faith Virtue Knowledge An attitude of respect, reverence and devotion expressed toward God and his word Temperance Patience Godliness God - like - ness “But Godliness with contentment is great gain” 1 Tim.6:6 “Oh To Be Like Thee”

  9. ChristianGraces Faith Virtue Friendship, love of brethren Badge of discipleship Jn.13:35 I Jn. 4:7 “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.” Knowledge Temperance Patience Godliness Brotherly Kindness Brings … Help ~ Encouragement ~ Comfort~ Rebuke ~

  10. ChristianGraces Faith Virtue Love is active Good Will Agape = highest type Doing right because it is right Because of what we are Seeks highest good for others Knowledge Temperance Patience Godliness Brotherly Kindness Love “is the bond of perfectness” Col.3:14

  11. ChristianGraces Faith Virtue • Not one following another • Not “love” when others added • All practiced together Knowledge Temperance Patience Godliness Brotherly Kindness Love

  12. ChristianGraces Results of Growing Multiply, prolific, bumper crop “For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:8 Not barren = idle, inactive Not Unfruitful Knowledge

  13. ChristianGraces Results of Failing to Grow Opposite of abound “But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.” 2 Peter 1:9 Blind - near sighted = Spiritually Col. 3:2 - “set your mind on things above” Forgotten he was purged = “cleansed” Backslider

  14. Make Your Calling Sure “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:” 2 Peter 1:10 Diligence = zeal Calling = God’s invitation is for all Election = man’s acceptance of God’s terms Sure - ye shall never fall

  15. Entrance Into Kingdom “For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:11 Entrance Abundantly Everlasting Kingdom

  16. The Christian Graces Faith Keep on growing If we stop we die !! Virtue Knowledge Temperance Patience Godliness Brotherly Kindness Love

  17. Sermon by Arthur Pigman Evans Church of Christ 515 Gibbs Road Evans, Ga. 30809 706-855-1249 arthurpigman@bellsouth.net www.evansgachurchofchrist.org Sunday Morning December 9, 2012