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Tuesday – 1/7/2014


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TFM-Tuesday-Mens-Bible-StudySpeakers:

  • Richard Eutsler, Sr.
  • Steven Atherton
  • Paul Muller
  • Charles Hocker
  • Richard Eutsler, Jr.

Scriptures used:

  • 2 Peter 1:1-11

Subject:

  • Peter, a servant – referring to the fact that he has given up his life for Jesus Christ
  • Apostle – his position
  • Us – means Peter and the other Apostles
  • We can attain like precious faith as Peter and the other Apostles
  • Can never be satisfied or complacent – always pressing forward – it is not comfortable for anyone.
  • How can you go for a target if you cannot see it.  Once you see it then you can get there because “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” Philippians 4: 13. All of us can get there.
  • If you believe that God sent Jesus Christ his only son to this earth born of a virgin, that he lived and then died for your sins and if you believe that God has raised him from the dead and that his blood is sufficient to wash away your sins and reconcile us to him – if you believe that and are seeking to obtain like precious faith – you already have it.  Maybe not as much as Peter, but you have it.
  • Grace – covers sin, Peace – no longer at war with God (not the U.N., not those who try to bring peace between people but rather people)
  • The more knowledge you have the more grace and peace are multiplied to you
  • Knowledge – precise and correct knowledge of God– God wants us to know him –  and when we receive it we can then minister it to others
  • Promises given unto the Apostles aren’t for them, they are for others
  • Glory – the same glory God gave unto Jesus, Jesus gave unto his Apostles
  • Virtue – power
  • Lust – covetousness
  • Now you can serve him and walk in his divine nature – the same works he did you can do too.  The only limiting factor is your faith
  • You can go from the lowest private up – it takes faith, humility and obedience to do it
  • We are to give all diligence to add to our faith:
    • Virtue – taking your place in the body of Christ and walking in it
    • Knowledge – being aware of what is going on around you, correctly perceiving and understanding what is going on in the battle – then you can act in accordance with that knowledge
    • Temperance – no longer moved by flesh but moved by the Spirit of God – don’t fly off the handle
    • Patience – steadfast and constant in the faith – mustard seed faith that knows there is a sun and it knows it is going to break through
    • Godliness – to know mercy and rightly minister it to others
    • Brotherly kindness – the kind of familial love we are supposed to have – ministering unto one another, fellowship with one another, loving one another, a recognition of being accepted.  Mindful of another and their weaknesses and strengths
    • Charity – the agape love of God, it is the bond of perfectness, that which seals us in Him.  We are to become the embodiment of God’s love.
  • Just because you go to church does not make you part of the body.  Must abide in the vine, need to be connected, partaking of the ‘sap’ of the vine.
  • If you feel you are on the outside, not welcome, etc. the problem is with you, not with others.  You can belong.  It is like the seat is set at  the table, you just have to go in and take the seat.
  • Barren – idle, slow, lazy, shun labor which we ought to perform – obedience a key as to how this works
  • He that lacketh – key is knowledge – not going to be able to see things
  • Forgotten that you were purged from old sins – being overtaken by your own badness and think God cannot use you.  Get shed  of this.  The blood of Jesus Christ is sufficient for all these things.  Go forward in His grace.
  • Rather – give diligence to make our calling and election sure – it requires diligence (His calling is not to be a pew warmer)
  • Never fall – never fall from grace and it is by grace that we are saved.
  • If you do these things an entrance will be ministered unto you – now you can take your place in Him.  If you can do it here you can do it there forever.  You can be in a place of rest at the same time.
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