KNOWING AND GROWING 2 Peter 1:1-11, August 11 – 15

TUESDAY 8/11/20  2 Peter 1:1-11
 
1.  Do you ever feel inadequate or ineffective as a follower of Christ?
 
2.  If you have ever had these thoughts, what might be the cause of those feelings?
 
3.  How does Peter describe those to whom he is writing (2 Peter 2:1)?  If this applies to you, how does the truth           affect you?
 
4.  Describe God’s grace.
 
5.  Describe God’s peace.
 
6.  In verse 3, what kind of knowledge is Peter talking about?  Give some examples.
 
7.  Verse 3 also states “Grace and peace are to be multiplied to you”.  What does this mean to your spiritual                   journey?
 
 
 
WEDNESDAY 8/12/20  2 Peter 2:1-11
 
1.  Verses 4 and 5 speak of God’s promises.  What is the difference between the world’s promises and the promises       of God?
 
2.  Peter writes in verse 5 that we are to make every effort to respond to God’s promises.
 
     How serious are you in response to this statement?  Does your effort in pursuing God (spiritual growth) surpass         worldly pursuits in your life?
 
3.  We often use supplements or vitamins to enhance our physical health.  How much time do you put into                     supplementing your spiritual growth with the virtues/characteristics in verse 5 through 7?
 
4.  Spend time today praying through verses 5 through 7.  Ask the Lord to give you the desire to pursue these                 virtues; also to reveal to you a characteristic you need to grow in more at this point in your life.
 
 
 
THURSDAY 8/13/20  2 Peter 1:1-11
 
1.  The Lord provides the resources (supplements) for spiritual growth.
 
2.  What is our responsibility?
 
3.  What is faith?  Give some everyday examples of it.
 
4.  What is goodness?  Give some everyday examples of it.
 
5.  What is knowledge?  Give some everyday examples of it.
 
6.  What is self-control?  Give some everyday examples of it.
 
7.  What is steadfastness?  Give some everyday examples of it.
 
8.  What is godliness?  Give some everyday examples of it.
 
9.  What is kindness?  Give some everyday examples of it.
 
10.  What is love?  Give some everyday examples of it.
 
11.  How important are these characteristics to your spiritual growth?
 
 
 
FRIDAY 8/14/20  2 Peter 1:1-11
 
1.  In verses 5 through 7 Peter speaks of the characteristics we need to supplement our faith with – to pursue!
 
2.  What does verse 8 say about the fact that if we are growing in these qualities, what is the effect?
 
3.  How does this growth affect you personally – your marriage, family, and others you spend time with?
 
4.  What does verse 9 say about the person who fails to pursue and grow in these qualities?
 
5.  Why do so many individuals and churches seem to forget and take for granted what Christ has done for us?
 
6.  Spend time today in prayer thanking the Lord for your salvation – what He did for you.  (Romans 5:8, John 3:16)
 
 
 
SATURDAY 8/15/20  2 Peter 1:1-11
 
1.  In verse 10 Peter reminds us again to work hard – make every effort to be diligent in our pursuit of Christ (of             spiritual growth).
 
2.  What are the benefits of this pursuit during our time here on earth?
 
3.  What type of reward does Peter describe in verse 11 at the end of a believers’ life here on earth?
 
4.  Spend time today praying for a desire and commitment to pursuing Christ and these qualities.
 
     Also pray for the worship and the message tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m.
  •         Pray for Wes and the worship team.
  • Pray for Pastor Jack as he preaches.
  • Pray for the presence of God to overwhelm our hearts.
  • Pray for the qualities/virtues in verse 5 – 7 to be evident in our lives and our church.