GROW IN GRACE

“Benefits and Blessings”

 

Scripture reference:  2 Peter 1:8-11

 

For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

  • We grow in our EFFECTIVENESS as we grow in our faith.

 

“For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  v.8

 

  • We grow in our VISION as we grow in our faith.

 

“For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins.”v.9

 

  • We grow in our ASSURANCE as we grow in our faith.

 

“Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election…”              v.10a

 

  • We grow in our PERSISTENCE as we grow in our faith.

 

“…for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.” v.10b

 

  • We grow in our HOPE as we grow in our faith.

 

“For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”  v.11