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Virtues of the Transformed Life

September 15, 2019 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: 2 Peter

Scripture: 2 Peter 1:5–1:7

Virtues of the Transformed Life
2 Peter 1:57
September 15, 2019



I.    The imperataive flows out of the indicative. 2 Peter 1:5a.

II.   Christian growth requires exertion. 2 Peter 1:5a.

III.  The ingredients of spiritual maturity: 2 Peter 1:5-7.

       A.  Faith:

       B.  Virtue

       C.  Knowledge:

       D.  Self-control:

       E.  Steadfastness:

       F.  Godliness

       G.  Brotherly affection and love:

IV.    I want to grow in these things but I don't know how.

        A.  Remember, the Christian life is a journey and it is difficult.

        B.  You are not alone.

        C.  Believe the promises.

Questions for reflection:


1.  Why is the Christian life so hard?

2.  Is there a particular area or virtue that Peter lists in which you are deficient?


3.  What might be some ways that you can address that area of weakness in the
     coming week?

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