Summary: The apostle Peter shares the wonderful promise of God to us that God has given us everything we need for both this life and the life to come through his son Jesus Christ
All We Need Is In Christ
Pastor Rex E. Faile, Sr.
Lakewood Christian Church
Introduction: The apostle Peter shares the wonderful promise of God to us that God has given us everything we need for both this life and the life to come through his son Jesus Christ
2 Pet 1:1-12
1 Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ:
2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;
I. Grace and Peace multiplied - God’s FAVOR and REST abounding, increasing
A. In KNOWLEDGE
1. Of God
2. Jesus our LORD
3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
II. Seeing that (conjunctive phrase)
A. His DIVINE POWER
1. Given to us EVERYTHING
a. pertaining to Life (zoe) and Godliness (worship and devotion to God)
B. Through THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM
1. Who called us
a. by His own glory and excellence
4 For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, in order that by them you might become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
III. For By These (His power and and our Knowledge of Him)
A. He has given to us
1. Great (huge) and Valuable promises
2. By these promises
a. WE BECOME PARTAKERS OF THE DIVINE NATURE
a1. Escaping the destruction of the world which comes from its desires!
5 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence (manifest noble character), and in your moral excellence, knowledge;
6 and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance (cheerful patience), godliness (fear of God continuously);
7 and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love (the love).
IV. NOW...BECAUSE OF THIS!! (We are NOW partakers of GOD’S ABILITY!
A. With all haste, speed
B. ADD to your FAITH
1. Noble character MEEKNESS
2. Knowledge PEACE
3. Self-control TEMPERENCE
4. Cheerful patience JOY LONGSUFFERING
5. Fear of God
6. Love for the brethren GOODNESS
7. AGAPE (the Love) Love
8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
V. If these QUALITIES are INCREASING
A. WE will not be USELESS (unemployed) or UNFRUITFUL
1. In your knowledge of our LORD JESUS CHRIST
*In other words, these things show EVIDENCE that we do know Jesus as Lord and Savior
9 For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins.
10 Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;
11 for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.
2Pe 1:11 For thus you will be given a triumphant admission into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. TCNT
12 Therefore, I shall always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them, and have been established in the truth which is present with you.
Conclusion: God has given each of us the privilige to know Christ and His power to become all that pleases God and brings to us the greatest meaning of life.