Add-Ons

Posted by Tammy Glass

ADD-ONS
2 PETER 1:5-9
CBC 5/29/09 Sunday Morning


Illustration “do you believe I can do it” tightrope walker to promoter
Across Niagra Falls…I saw you
“Believe” I can do it again?
Get in the wheel barrow…???”
“believe” – GR- “to live by”
How often tell Jesus, I believe…
But refuse to get in wheelbarrow?

SINCE YOU HAVE “FAITH”…ADD…
VIRTUE: -- MORAL EXCELLENCE

with relationship to God…
be a person of character
our “ideal” what we wish we were
“reputation” what people say we are
“character” what we really are
“Virtue” GR – deals with thought life

KNOWLEDGE:--MULTI LEVEL
  1. General Intelligence
  2. Police in Wichita, KS arrest 22yr man trying to pass counterfeit $16 bills
  3. General knowledge of religion
  4. Lawful & unlawful for Christian
  5. Deeper things of Christianity
  6. Moral wisdom of right living
Hos 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;

Want to add knowledge to your faith?
Add Sunday School, Sunday Night & Wednesday. …

TEMPERANCE:--SELF CONTROL
One who masters his desires & passions (esp. sensual appetites)
Lies Of Satan:
I just can’t help myself…
Everyone else is doing it so I might as well…
God wants me to be happy…
(not by worldly standards)
He wants us filled with JOY
He wants us to be RIGHTEOUS
Happier when we live according to His guidelines
PATIENCE:--
NT-- person not swerved from their deliberate purpose & loyalty to faith and piety by even the greatest trials and sufferings.
New England preacher Phillips Brooks was noted for his poise and quiet manner. At times, however, even he suffered moments of frustration and irritability. One day a friend saw him feverishly pacing the floor like a caged lion. "What's the trouble, Mr. brooks?" he asked.
"The trouble is that I'm in a hurry, but God isn't!"

GODLINESS:--
Spirit of reverence and respect to God in all matters.
Understands He is a Holy God.
Add to our faith…not outward compliance to certain rules…but inward purity of heart.
BROTHERLY KINDNESS & CHARITY:--
  1. Combined because they are so related…
  2. Commanded to love one another
  3. If we don’t love one another the love of God is not in us.
  4. If we can’t love our brother who we can see, how are we supposed to love God who we can’t see?
1Th 4:9 Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another,

1Th 4:10 for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more,

If I have faith enough to remove mountains, and don’t have love, then I AM NOTHING.

CONCLUSION:--
  • Do you have faith?
  • Now add to that faith…add-ons
  • That customizes who you are…
  • That makes you uniquely qualified to be used of God…

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