Opening Text

2 Peter 1:3-9, 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.”


Things to Add to Your Faith

  1. Goodness
  2. Knowledge
  3. Self-Control
  4. Perseverance
  5. Godliness
  6. Brotherly Kindness
  7. Love

Illustration on How to Receive Your Promises from God

  1. God’s Divine Power is like an Electrical Plant: His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness
  2. God’s Promises Are Like The Electrical Wires and Plugs That Bring Electricity to a Building: Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises
  3. Our Faith is Like the Plug that Goes into the Outlet to Receive the Power: For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith…
  4. By Adding the Seven Things Mentioned by Peter to Our Faith We Are Increasing the Flow of Power: 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.

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