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Loving God

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