Sermon Notes 11.15.20 Benefits Of Pursuing Christian Character (2 Peter 1:8-11)
2 Peter 1:8-11 ESV

8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I. Fruitfulness In the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ
A. The link between Pursuing Christian character & Fruitfulness
B. Those that know Christ want to be useful and fruitful in serving Him
C. Failure to grow is short-sighted and forgetful of our cleansing from sin
II. Pursuit of Christian character requires diligence and results in assurance
A. Diligence is Required
1 John 2:28 ESV
28 And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.
B. Salvation is Assured
1 John 2:3 ESV
3 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.
III. Pursuit of Christian character results in persevering Faith
James 3:2 ESV

2 For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

1 John 1:8 ESV

8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

IV. Pursuit of Christian character results in eternal Blessing

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