BELIEVING PROMISES/ DOING WHAT IS RIGHT/STICK TO YOUR FAITH
Study Date: 24 Nov. 19
Scripture: 2 Peter 1: 1-15
MEMORY SELECTION: “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”(2 Peter 1: 4)
GUIDING PRINCIPLE: Corruption causes harm and sin. With goodness, knowledge, self-control, endurance, godliness, love and mutual affection we can counter that influence.
RESOURCES FOR THE SEED:
Deut. 18: 1-5; 1 Chronicles 13: 1-43, Romans 12: 1-8; 1 Chronicles 15: 1-29.
- To Discern the importance of faith and the call of God.
- To appreciate the life of faith in Jesus Christ.
- To practice the virtues of redemption and the Holy Spirit.
WORDS TO REMEMBER
Election—the free action of God toward our freedom.
Everything—all things collectively.
Promises—self commital by assurance
Partakers—sharers, participating with.
Pertain—related to , affecting.
Unfruitful—not productive, barren, not yielding what is right.
BREAKING UP FALLOW GROUND
What role did Peter play in the kingdom of God?
How did persecution relate to the building up of a believer?
What is the difference between 1 Peter and 2 Peter?
What can you do to make life less stressful and more peaceful?
What does the Bible teach about righteous living?
How does right and wrong play out in your daily living?
THE SEED BELIEVING PROMISES/STICK TO YOUR FAITH/DOING RIGHT
2 Peter 1: 1-15
A. A Salutation and a blessings (2 Peter 1: 1-2)
The credentials of Peter are “servant and Apostle”
He was writing to believers who had an experience with God.
B. The Gift of God’s Promises for Living (2 Peter 1: 3-4)
God always intervenes in our lives.
He keeps us from harm, hurt, and danger.
God made us partaker of his Divine nature.
God wants to protect us from our sinful nature.
C. The Diligent Pursuit of Godly Living ( 2 Peter 1: 5-7)
Faith leads to develop patience, self-control, and love.
Each experience leads to another quality.
We ultimately become brothers who love one another.
D. The Efforts of Christian Fruitfulness (2 Peter 1: 8-9)
The above values make us productive and fruitful.
Those who like Godly qualities are blind and are back in our sins.
E. The Confirmation of Election (2 Peter 1: 10-11)
We are to make sure our calling and election are sure.
God ministers to us in everlasting ways.
F. The need of Reminder (2 Peter 1: 12-15)
We need constant reminder to be faithful.
Our memories need to be stirred up.
Time is running out.
After Peter is gone, we need reasons to continue.
A strong and lasting foundation rests on Jesus and His Word. Be a blessing to others and achieve Godliness.
PLANTING THE SEED
Who wrote this passage and to whom?
What have those that Peter writes to have received from God?
Peter’s desire is for what to be multiplied in their lives?
Divine power gives to believers what?
What are believers called by God to?
Talk about the promises of God—what they are and what believers get?
What have believers been able to get away from?
How does one get from diligence to charity?
What benefits will believers expect?
Those who lack Godly qualities lack what?
What have we forgotten when we are not fruitful?
How can we make our calling and election sure?
How can we be sure of an entrance to God’s kingdom?
What happens when we are negligent?
What action is required to keep us tuned in to God’s will?
FRUIT FROM THE SEED
Write to encourage other believers.
God has extraordinary power.
Get to know God personally through Jesus Christ.
Special help is required to live Godly lives.
Belief in God makes a partaker of His divine nature.
God is the one who can protect us from our own sinful nature.
Develop spiritually by having faith.
Loving others shows gratitude for what God has done for you.
Grow into what God wants you to be.
The Holy Spirit is available to work in believers lives.
Develop Godliness so you do not remain the old man.
Complacency will get you nowhere spiritually.
With faith we have full right to enter God’s kingdom.
God tells us what we must do in order to be good believers.
Stay in the Word.
With Christ dead and ascended, believers have to remember what to do to be Christ-like.
With a strong spiritual foundation, you practice you faith.
WE are not worthy… but saved.