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Sermon Outline, September 9, 2018, “Toothless Dogs”

Toothless Dogs

II Peter 1:1-9

 

The Problem – Eye Trouble

II Peter 1:9        But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

 

 Nearsighted

II Peter 1:9a    But whoever does not have them is nearsighted

 

Blind to the Realities

II Peter 1:9b    and blind,

 

Lost Sight of Forgiveness

II Peter 1:9c    forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

 

 

The Provision – God’s Glorious Goodness

Undeserved Righteousness

II Peter 1:1      Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:

 

Unequaled Riches

II Peter 1:2-3   Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.  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.

 

Unmatched Hope

II Peter 1:4      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.

 

 

The Program – Christ Honoring Life

Inward Attitudes

II Peter 1:5      For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;

 

Outward Attitudes

II Peter 1:6      and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;

 

‘Others’ Attitudes

                                II Peter 1:7      and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.

 

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