2Peter 1
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2 Peter 1:3-11

3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and
precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to
goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has
forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins.

10 Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

1.      I can take a STAND for Christ in a FALLEN WORLD.                (v.3-4)

· His POWER is given

· Our KNOWLEDGE is deep

· My CALLING is secure

2.      I can be SATISFIED in Christ when I PURSUE HIS BEST.         (v.5-9)

3.      I can be SUCCESFUL in Christ if I FOLLOW THROUGH.            (v.10-11)

· It is most difficult  in PRIVATE things

Ø The 3 C’s of Failure:

-COMFORT

-COMPLACENCY

-COWARDICE

· It is most celebrated in the SMALL things