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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Do “these” things abound in you?

On Sunday our pastor spoke on 2 Peter 1-

He spoke of the promises that we have in Christ- the divine power that God has given to us through Christ Jesus, which gives us everything we need to live a godly life.

Read:

2 Peter 1:1-3

 

What “power” do you think Peter is speaking of ?

 

Through this power given to us by the knowledge of our Lord Jesus, we are bestowed great promises, which will enable us to live a diligent life for Him. A life in which we escape the corruption of our own fleshly desires and the corruptions of this world. However, we  must first add to our faith “these” things.

Read:

2 Peter 1:5-7

What are the “these” things?

 

 

When these things dwell in us, then our lives are full of  “fruit”.

What happens when they don’t dwell in us?

Read :

2 Peter 1:8-9

 

A person becomes blind, short sighted, forgetting Christ purged him/her from his/her old sins.

As we examine our lives today- can we see “these” things within us?

Do we have:

diligence?

virtue?

knowledge?

temperance?

patience?

godliness?

brotherly kindness?

charity or love?

 

Or have we gone blind? 

 

Dear Ones- examining yourselves  is a  difficult task. Admitting that we miss one or all of these attributes in our lives brings realization to the fact that we are missing the power Christ bestowed upon us.

Heavenly Father- the Scriptures promise us power through Christ. Power to live the life stated in the Word. Power to love others as Christ loved us. Power to live with diligence,virtue, kindness, and godliness. Jesus, we need you within us to bring glory to Your kingdom. Guide us through Your Word, giving us wisdom and strength to face each day. 

We love you- Amen

 

Thank you for allowing me to walk you through the Word of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Angie

2 comments:

  1. Examining ourselves is a difficult task, but it's one that needs to be done.

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  2. AMEN!

    I am truly blessed by your sharing of the scriptures. I often find myself right back on square one sometimes, and wondering how did I get there. Thank goodness for God's grace and mercy that He still sees me as a work in progress.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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