Three Parts to Salvation (2 Peter 1:3-10)
- Justification: Past
- Sanctification: Present
- Glorification: Future
Results When Every Effort is Made:
- Making every effort results in Spiritual Maturity. (2 Pet 1:8)
- Making every effort keeps us from Habitual Sin. (2 Pet 1:9)
- Making every effort produces Confidence in our salvation. (2 Pet 1:10)
Jeremiah 29:13 - "You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart."
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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read 2 Peter 1:3-10
Why should we want to do more than just "punch our ticket to Heaven"? What would you say to someone that doesn't want to do more than the bare minimum to get to Heaven?
Why do we as Christians ignore Sanctification and focus on Justification and Glorification?
As Small Groups what are some practical ways we can assist a fellow Christian or Small Group Member get past a habitual sin?
What are ways we can teach our children to start making every effort at a young age, i.e. teenagers?
How much effort do you put into your relationship with God compared to other areas of your life? Would you say God is outside your house, in your "Good Room", or is running your entire house?
Pray for one another.