Ineffective and Unproductive?

ineffective and unproductive

ineffective and unproductive

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ineffective and unproductive?

1 Peter 3-11 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

If I do not love I am nothingHere is God’s work plan for you

  • Live a full life
  • Partner with his plan
  • Help you to escape the corruption of sin

2 Peter 1:5-7 “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.”

  • Goodness
  • Knowledge
  • Self-Control
  • Perseverance
  • Godliness
  • Brotherly kindness
  • Love

The Hypothalamus regulates seven functions within our body to make sure we operate correctly:

  • Hormone levels
  • Body Temperature
  • Hunger
  • Thirst
  • Sleep
  • Blood Pressure
  • Circadian Cycle (Internal Clock)

               

Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge

Bearing Fruit

Bearing Fruit

Perseverance is a must!

  • The devil wants to discourage you so you give up
  • There is no spiritual growth when we quit
  • Perseverance builds physical muscles as well as our faith

“Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; for indeed you do practice it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more…”  – 1 Thessalonians 4:9-10

  • Sometimes we love someone if
  • I think we are called to love even if

1 Thessalonians 5:8

                        8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate,

               

1 Corinthians 13:2  “If I do not love I am nothing

I love the progression through this passage

  • Faith without goodness is controlling
  • Goodness without knowledge is sweet but limited
  • Knowledge without self-control is dangerous
  • Self-control without perseverance will fail
  • Perseverance without godliness is burdensome
  • Godliness without brotherly kindness is legalistic
  • Brotherly kindness without love is impossible

 

                        8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

 

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One Response to Ineffective and Unproductive?

  1. Wayne Wymore says:

    “To be Effective and Fruitful: add to your faith goodness, knowledge, self-control & perseverance; and to perseverance add godliness, brotherly kindness & love.”

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