Category Archives: virtues

Grow to Know Christ

2 Peter 3:14-18; 2 Peter 1:1-11. How honest are we about how well we know Christ? How do we “grow in the knowledge of Christ”? First, to know Him we have to do our best to keep up with Him (1 Peter 2:21-23).

I. KNOW CHRIST: PROCESS

A. “Applying all diligence…supply…increasing” (2 Pet 1:5, 8)

1. Faith – conviction, strong assurance (Rom 10:17; John 20:20-21)
2. Moral excellence – virtue, goodness
3. Knowledge – correct insight
4. Self-control – self-discipline
5. Perseverance – bearing up under trials
6. Godliness – character devoted to God
7. Brotherly kindness – love of brethren
8. Love – active goodwill

II. KNOW CHRIST: INCENTIVES

A. Grace and peace multiplied (2 Peter 1:1-2; cf. Jas 4:6; Phil 4:7)
B. Everything pertaining to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3-4)
C. Prevent spiritual myopia (2 Peter 1:9)
D. Prevent spiritual condemnation (2 Peter 1:10)
E. Heaven (2 Peter 1:11)

Before you claim to know Jesus Christ,
refer to this list — regularly.