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God says through Peter. Be Sure To Add These. Peter tells us. WHAT ALL CHRISTIANS MUST ADD…2Pet.1:3-11. Running on Empty. 3. Running on Empty– Not a good feeling. 4. But there is worse!. 5. Be careful what you have.

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god says through peter
God says through Peter
  • Be
  • Sure
  • To
  • Add
  • These
peter tells us
Peter tells us
  • WHAT
  • ALL
  • CHRISTIANS
  • MUST
  • ADD…2Pet.1:3-11
be careful what you have
Be careful what you have.

When I was in first grade, my dad told about our neighbors.

They had just started down the street when their car died.

Their young son quickly spoke up and said, I know we’re not out of gas, ‘cause I just filled it up!

(With the garden hose, of course)

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Be Sure You Add These!!

2 Peter 1:5-11

  • Some metals shine brighter by being polished
  • …especially Silver!
  • Christian graces shine brighter with use

Obtained

Not by birth, Money or social prominence

All 8

By Prayer, suffering and patient cultivation

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Add Graces with Diligence

  • Diligence = NASV For this very reason, adding your diligence [to the divine promises], employ every effort in exercising your faith to develop virtue (excellence, resolution, Christian energy), and in [exercising] virtue [develop] knowledge (intelligence),
  • Matt. 5:6 “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”
  • Add
    • To place upon, to add further,supply
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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

Psalm 19:1 ….There Is A God!

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ChristianGraces

Faith

Virtue

Courage, valor, determination to do right

Moral excellence, purity, modesty

Joseph - Genesis 39:7-12 Courage!!!

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, quit ye like men (be brave,) be strong.” 1 Cor.16:13

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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

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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
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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

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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”

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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 ~

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ChristianGraces

Faith

Virtue

Love is active Good Will

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

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Faith

Peter said:

Add

++++

++++

Virtue

Knowledge

Temperance

Patience

Godliness

Brotherly Kindness

Love

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ChristianGraces

Results of Growing

Multiply, , 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

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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

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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

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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

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Christian Graces

Faith

Keep on growing

If we stop we die !!

Virtue

Knowledge

Temperance

Patience

Godliness

Brotherly Kindness

Love