Sermon:
3.08.2009 Sermon
By William Akehurst, HSWC
Increasing and Adding to our faith


Peterís letters, 1st and 2nd as we struggle and suffer as Christians, Peterís words are to encourage us that we remain steadfast and strong in our faith.

His faith was strong even to his death. Lets listen to what he instructs us, regarding our faith.


Luke 17:5 Increase our faith
2 Peter 1:1-14
2 Peter 1:5-7 Adding to our faith

Peter
Drama: The Living Lordís Supper (staged as the picture by Leonardo da Vinci) I played the part of Peter. He is my favorite disciple, as I was most like him.

Peter lived a rough and tough life.
He was a fisherman, a sailor, if you will. Probably swore like one too.

Jesus told him to cast out his net on the other side of the boat and Peter caught so many fish that the boat began to sink.
Luke5:8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesusí knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

When Jesus asked the disciples, who do you say that I am
Matthew 16:15-18
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Peter the rock, from a sinful swearing sailor, to a fisher of men, a preacher and founder of the church.

Peterís letters, 1st and 2nd as we struggle and suffer as Christians, Peterís words are to encourage us that we remain steadfast and strong in our faith.

His faith was strong even to his death. Lets listen to what he instructs us, regarding our faith.

2 Peter 1:1-14

5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

DILIGENCE, we are to be meticulous to our faith.
Instruction toward diligence, or due diligence.

Wikipedia
Due Diligence is a term used by business regarding the performance of an investigation, or the performance of an act with a certain standard of care. It can be a legal obligation, but is typically meant

towards a voluntary investigation. Typically, an example of due diligence in business is the process through which a potential buyer, or acquirer evaluates a target company or its assets for purchasing

and acquisition
Merriam-Webster
1 : the care that a reasonable person exercises under the circumstances to avoid harm to other persons or their property 2 : research and analysis of a company or organization done in preparation for a

business transaction (as a corporate merger or purchase of securities)

Peter is saying,