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  • 1. Samuel T. Andin Gospel Light Baptist Church November 23, 2008
  • 2. 2 Peter 1:1-8
    • Verses 3-6 – Partakers of the divine nature through Jesus Christ
    • Verses 5-7 – And beside this…
    • Verse 8 – Not be barren in the knowledge in of our Lord Jesus Christ
  • 3. I Love you Lord ...
    • Do we mean it?
    • Am I worthy to say it?
    • Can my life say this?
    • Are there requirements before I can say this?
  • 4. 2 Peter 1:5-7 Faith Virtue Knowledge Temperance Patience godliness Brotherly Kindness Charity (Love)
  • 5. Faith
  • 6. Faith
    • a belief in or confident attitude toward God, involving commitment to His will for one’s life.
      • “ Living by Faith” – OT
      • Saving Faith
      • Modern times – self confidence
      • Confidence in God or Christ, not in oneself
    • Something that is believed on especially with strong convictions
    • How do we gain Faith?
    • We do not have faith if ____________
    R. F. 1995. Nelson's new illustrated Bible dictionary Merriam – Webster Dictionary
  • 7. 2 Peter 1:5-7 Faith Virtue
  • 8. Virtue
  • 9. Virtue
    • Moral excellence or goodness
      • Philippians 4:8
    • Greek: Power and Strength
    • Power and strength in doing what is right
    • How do we gain Virtue?
    • We do not have virtue if ___________
    R. F. 1995. Nelson's new illustrated Bible dictionary
  • 10. 2 Peter 1:5-7 Faith Virtue Knowledge
  • 11. Knowledge
    • the truth or facts of life that a person acquires either through experience or thought.
    • The greatest truth that a person can possess with the mind or learn through experience is truth about God (Ps. 46:10; John 8:31–32).
    R. F. 1995. Nelson's new illustrated Bible dictionary
  • 12. Knowledge
    • Mental knowledge (1 Cor 8:1; 13:2)
    • Moral Knowledge (Prov 1:7, Phil 3:11-12)
    • Experiential knowledge (Gen 4:1-2, Cor 5:21)
    • How do we gain knowledge?
    • We do not have knowledge if ___________
  • 13. 2 Peter 1:5-7 Faith Virtue Knowledge Temperance
  • 14. Temperance
    • Control over sensual desires
    • Not just “self-control”
    • Self control that masters all kinds of sensual desires (sexual or material desires)
    • R. F. 1995. Nelson's new illustrated Bible dictionary
    • habitual moderation in the indulgence of the appetites or passions
    • Merriam-Webster Dictionary
    • How can we develop temperance?
    • We do not have temperance if ___________
  • 15. 2 Peter 1:5-7 Faith Virtue Knowledge Temperance Patience
  • 16. Patience
    • forebearance under suffering and endurance in the face of adversity.
    • Two greek words
      • Makrothymia – “longsuffering” as a quality of God (Rom. 2:4; 2Peter 3:9)
      • Hypmone – “patient in tribulation” – Jesus Christ enduring the Cross (Heb 12:12)
    • How can we develop patience?
    • We do not have patience if ____________
  • 17. 2 Peter 1:5-7 Faith Virtue Knowledge Temperance Patience godliness
  • 18. godliness
    • piety or reverence toward God (1 Tim. 2:2).
    • godliness means more than religious profession and godly conduct
    • it also means the reality and power of a vital union with God.
    • How can we develop godliness?
    • We do not have godliness if ___________
  • 19. 2 Peter 1:5-7 Faith Virtue Knowledge Temperance Patience godliness Brotherly Kindness
  • 20. Brotherly Kindness
    • Greek – “philadelphia” (phileo-love, adelphos-brother)
    • Love of brothers
    • Christians cherish for each other
    • True sense of family as members of the Lord’s body
    • How can we develop brotherly kindess?
    • We do not have brotherly kindness if _______
  • 21. 2 Peter 1:5-7 Faith Virtue Knowledge Temperance Patience godliness Brotherly Kindness Charity (Love)
  • 22. Love
    • Greek – agapao – “to have esteem” or “high regard”
    • the high esteem that God has for His human children and the high regard which they, in turn, should have for Him and other people.
    • John 3:16
    • 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13
    R. F. 1995. Nelson's new illustrated Bible dictionary
  • 23. 2 Pet 1:8 – Know our Lord Jesus Christ “ I Love You Lord / I Love You Lord Jesus Christ” Faith Virtue Knowledge Temperance Patience godliness Brotherly Kindness Charity (Love)
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