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  1. Welcome To the East Memphis Church of Christ August 8, 2010 A.M.

  2. 7 Habits of Highly effective Christians

  3. VIRTURE (II PET. 1:5) • Faith is the foundation (Heb. 11:1; 6; Rom. 10:17; 1:16,17). • Virture means excellency or moral goodness • Implies: Courage, Vigor, Strength, Firmness • True Christians are to be strong (II Tim 2:1-4)

  4. KNOWLEDGE (II PET. 1:5) • Knowledge is the key word in II Peter (II Pet. 2:20ff) • This was Israel’s problem

  5. Hos 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

  6. We have to know today (John 8:32) • Joh 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. • Eph 3:4 whereby when you read….

  7. TEMPERANCE (II PET 1:6) • We have to discipline ourselves • In our behavior • Over sleep • Over eat • Emotions • Fleshly desires • We must control ourselves

  8. PATIENCE (II PET 1:6) • Patience means Endurance/Perseverance • Endurance can be the difference between success and failure • Mat 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

  9. Satan shows us the short cut or easy way • We are admonished to remain steadfast • Psalm 78:7-10 • 1Co 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

  10. Heb 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

  11. GODLINESS (II PET. 1:7) • Godliness means that we do what God tells us to do • Tit 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, • Tit 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

  12. BROTHERLY KINDNESS (II PET. 1:7) • Phileo: Love for friends • Christians are the greatest people in the world (Mat. 5:13-16) • We should love the brotherhood (II Pet. 2:17).

  13. CHARITY/LOVE (II PET. 1:7) • Agape the supreme love • The Love that God has for us (John 3:16) • The kind that we should have for all men

  14. CONCLUSION (II PET 1:8-13) • Benefits V8 • Barren means idle • V9-10 Not having these is not a winning decision • Election should be sure: no re-count

  15. There are three votes for your salvation • God votes for you • Satan votes for you • You cast the deciding vote

  16. What is your vote? • Act 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

  17. How effective of a Christian are you? • V11-13 read

  18. 7 Habits of Highly effective Christians