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Partakers of the Divine Nature of God

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Partakers of the Divine Nature of God

The more knowledge we have of our God, the greater God’s peace and grace will be multiplied in our lives.

Discipleship touches every part of your life.

2 Peter 1:3 says:

And because of God’s gracious gift to me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you should. Instead, be modest in your thinking, and judge yourself according to the amount of faith that God has given you.[1] 

Once again Peter points out the incredible value of discipleship. Through the increase of our knowledge of God; the power of God, the virtue of God, and the glory of God are revealed.

2 Peter 1:4 says, We have many parts in the one body, and all these parts have different functions.[2] When the Bible talks about the “promises,” it is referring to God’s Word. Through the Word of God, we partake of the divine nature of God.

Peter lays out seven essential ingredients of discipleship, in 2 Peter 1:5-7, and every one of them are vitally important!

For this very reason do your best to:

  1. add goodness to your faith;
  2. to your goodness add knowledge;
  3. to your knowledge add self-control;
  4. to your self-control add endurance;
  5. to your endurance add godliness;
  6. to your godliness add Christian affection;
  7. and to your Christian affection add love.[3]

Faith is what saved us and delivered us out of darkness into light. But every one of us have to add to our faith. We’ll explore each of these over the next few blog posts.


[1] GW

[2] GW

[3] 2 Peter 1:5-7 GWT


About Ron Bontrager

Lead Pastor of Lakeview Church in Indianapolis.

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