First Baptist Church of Niles


Gurnee Bible Study

Priorities for Christ Likeness

2 Peter 1:1-11

Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 4 For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. 5 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, 6 and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, 7 and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble; 11 for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.

What is the Christian's goal?

2 Peter 3:18  but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

To whom was the verse written?

2 Peter 1:2,4

What is the reason we are to do this?

2 Peter 1:3,4

What does it mean to give all diligence to add to your faith?

2 Peter 1:5

What are the qualities we are to add to our faith or supply in our faith?

2 Peter 1:5-7

•     What is Virtue?

•     To this add self control

•     To this add perseverance, patience

•     To perseverance or patience, add godliness v3

•     To godliness, add brotherly kindness

•     To brotherly kindness, add love  1 Cor 13    1 Peter 4:8

What are the results of adding or neglecting these?  1 Peter 1:8-11

•     They assure you that

•     To lack these things

•     Make you calling and God's choice of you certain

•     An abundant entrance