Monday, January 5, 2009

As we know Jesus Better......

I am studying 2 Peter this week. This is a book I haven't gone to in a while so as I was reading out of the New Living Translation, I was as I always am, so amazed how the Word of God is always so applicable to our everyday lives and why it is so very important to put that Word in our hearts every single day.

A few key points in 2 Peter I would like to share:

1. As we know Jesus better, his divine power gives us everything we need for living a Godly Life.
2. He has called us to receive his own glory and goodness
3. He has given us ALL of His rich and wonderful promises.

As we apply the benefits of these promises to our lives this will begin to happen.......
  • Our faith will produce a life of moral excellence
As we live a life of moral excellence it will lead to knowing God better which will lead to:

1. Self-Control
2. Patient Endurance
3. Godliness
4. Love for other Christians
5. Genuine Love for everyone

The end result of all this growth is:
  • We will become productive and useful in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ

2 Peter 1:3-8


Meems said...

CoachK, really good stuff and good reminders of how VERY practical the Bible is for us every day!
Meems @ walkwisely

CoachK said...

Thanks Meems, I have been studying out of the New Living Translation recently and just love the simplicity and clarity it brings. It has been like reading my daily instuction manual. Well, I guess that is what the Word of God is, isn't it. :)

Meems said...

I LOVE the NLT. Have been reading out of it for about 2 years... it brings a whole new light to very familiar scriptures. The book of Romans just comes alive in it.

Pat said...

Hi Kathy,
Your blog looks great! I can't find the little button you mentioned, can you tell me more?

CoachK said...

Meems: I have read it off on on be this year I am doing all my study time with it. I was contemplating what book to do next so I think Romans it will be. I love Romans anyway but look forward to a new look at it. By the way, congrats on your new blog. You are amazing to keep up with it all. K

Pat: I don't know where the little box went. The web site is I'm praying for you this weekend and I know God and you will do great.

CoachK said...

Meems: what I was trying to say was :)

I have been reading the NLT off and on before this year but this year I'm doing all my study time in the NLT....

I don't know what happened to my brain or my fingers as I wrote that last comment! :)