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Assurance From God

ASSURANCE FROM GOD

II PETER 1:2-11

 

INTRODUCTION:

          A.        God has provided everything; II Peter 1:4

          B.         Growth comes through personal effort; II Peter 1:5

          C.        God’s characteristics, nature, must be added; II Peter 1:5-7

          D.        “Dunameece” = “inherent power” must be added to men

          E.         Our study “Assurance From God”

 

I.          THE CONDITION OF MAN:

             A.        Man is lost; Romans 3:23; 6:23

                        1.         “Not everyone…”; Matthew 7:21

                        2.         Children of God saved; Galatians 3:26-27

            B.         Babes must partake of the nature of God; I Peter 2:2; II Peter 1:3-4

                        1.         Grow in Him; II Peter 3:18

                        2.         Never forget where you once were; II Peter 1:12-13

           C.        Some Christians lose their way; II Peter 1:9

 

II.         “THESE THINGS MAKE YOU”:  II Peter 1:8

           A.        Abundant service; I Corinthians 15:58

           B.         Neither idle nor unfruitful; II Peter 1:8

      1.         “An idle mind is the devils workshop”

      2.         Paul wrote; I Timothy 5:11-15

      3.         Jesus stated; Matthew 28:18-20

 

III.       HASTEN TO MAKE YOUR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE:  II Peter 1:10

          A.        “Do not delay”; James 4:14

          B.         “Do not neglect”; Hebrews 2:1-3

          C.        “These things” assure one’s salvation; Hebrews 10:22-24; I John 5:11-13

          D.        Anything less than “these things” will not prevail; II Peter 1:9-11; 2:20-22

 

CONCLUSION:

         A.        Peter makes things clear; II Peter 1:2-11:  we must partake or die

         B.         Is God’s nature evident in our lives?

         C.        Let us hasten diligently to be like God; II Peter 1:5, 10