2 Peter 1:3-11
If we’re honest, there are parts of us we simply don’t like. We have patterns of thought, ways of relating, or habitual behaviors that plague us. For most of us, that means we spend a lot of energy hiding our bad stuff and pretending we’re further along than we really are. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s a better way - a way that leads to real change - and it is simpler than you might imagine. This month, we're digging into 2 Peter 1.3-11 and looking at how real change takes place.
January 6, 2019 | Steve Hart
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
This month, we're asking you to consider areas of struggle and weakness relationally, emotionally, and/or spiritually. Where are you seeing your need for growth and change?
What does the promise of 2 Peter 1.3 imply? Why might Peter be starting his letter with these reminders?
According to the sermon, one of the biggest temptations in life is toward "moral reformation" (trying hard to change yourself by your own strength). What makes that kind of change ultimately unhelpful? Why is it such a temptation?
The message ended with 3 simple "steps" to engage growth in a grace-based and Spirit-dependent way. What can you begin to put into practice today?