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Add To Your Faith

Add To Your Faith

I.                        Introduction

A.   Heb 5:12-6:2
Heb. 5.12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
Heb. 5.13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
Heb. 5.14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Heb. 6.1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
Heb. 6.2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

B.   Eph 4:11-16
Eph. 4.11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Eph. 4.12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Eph. 4.13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Eph. 4.14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Eph. 4.15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Eph. 4.16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

                            II.            II Peter 1:1-7
1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 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.
5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

 .       Virtue: moral excellence; integrity of character; purity of soul; performance of duty; conforming to a standard of right; Goodness

1.     Phi 4:8-9
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest,whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there beany virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

2.     Rom 12:1-2
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

A.   Knowledge: the fact or condition of understanding; Awareness; familiarity which is gained by actual experience; practical skill;

1.     Phi 1:9-11
9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment
10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ
11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

2.     Col 1:9-11
9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding
10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God
11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

B.   Temperance: moderation in action; thought or feeling; Restraint; Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness; Habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate indulgence; moderation; as, temperance in eating and drinking; temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth; specifically, moderation, and sometimes abstinence, in respect to using intoxicating liquors.

1.     Gal 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

2.     Phi 4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men.

C.   Patience: bearing trials calmly; The act or power of calmly or contentedly waiting for something due or hoped for; Forbearance; the power of suffering with fortitude; uncomplaining endurance of evils or wrongs, as toil, pain, poverty, insult, oppression, calamity, etc.

1.     Rom 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life:

2.     Rom 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

3.     Jas 5:7-8
7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

4.     Luk 21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

D.   Godliness: Pious; Holy; Careful observance of, or conformity to, the laws of God; the state or quality of being godly;

1.     I Tim 4:7-8
7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

2.     I Tim 6:3-12
3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and itis certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

E.    Brotherly kindness: love of fellow man; Charity; Compassion

1.     Heb 13:1-7
1 Let brotherly love continue.
2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.

2.     Rom 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another;

3.      I Thes 4:9-12
9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which arein all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;
11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are
without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

F.      Charity: Christian love; Love; universal benevolence; good will; generosity;

1.      I Cor 13:1-14:1

2.      I Cor 16:14 Let all your things be done with charity.

3.      Col 3:14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

4.      I Pet 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

III.            Conclusion




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