Don’t Grow Back

Grow in Grace and in the knowledge of Our Lord

Don’t Grow Back

Don’t Grow Back

Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
-2 Peter 3:18

Ways God wants us to Grow
•Grow in Grace
•Grow in knowledge of Jesus
2 Peter 3:17 “Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position.”
•Since you have been forewarned
•Be on your guard

Chapter 1
•God has given you everything you need for life and godliness
•Remember these thigs even after I depart
•These teachings we gave you we were eye witnesses to and were of the Holy Spirit

Chapter 2
Watch out there will be false teachers giving you bad information
They will secretly introduce damaging lies/ heresies
In their greed they will exploit you with fabricated stories
They will encourage you to despise authority
They blatantly sin in the daylight
They never stop sinning, and want all to accept their ways
They seduce the unstable

2 Peter 2:18 “For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of the flesh, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error, They use sinful desires to entice people
19 They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for “people are slaves to whatever has mastered them.”
20 If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning

The world thinks that righteousness is stupid
God tells us that sin is stupid

SIN IS ADDICTING

What foods trigger unstoppable food binges?

Chemicals and their addiction levels
Heroin         2.89            33%
Crack Cocaine    2.82            32%
Nicotine        2.82            32%
Methadone    2.64
Crystal Meth    2.24
Alcohol        2.13            17%
Cocaine        2.13            15%
Amphetamine    1.95
From National Institute on drug abuse
Caffeine 30% of users become addicted #4
High Fructose Corn Syrup 15% (Tied with Cocaine)

Here is where I am going:
You were once in slavery to sin
Jesus set you free
Let’s not go back to those things that we used to be in slavery to
It actually becomes a bigger problem than before

“If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning”

Remember:
We are forgiven of our sins
Nothing we can do can change God’s love for us

Psalms 147:4 “He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name”

Philippians 4:13
I can do all this through him who gives me strength
I can overcome my weaknesses
I can triumph over my fears
I can be free from my sinful addictions
I can do it because of the power of Him who knows me and loves me

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