Archive | September 2016

8 Qualities To Further God’s Kingdom

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The Bible is full of encouraging words to help us in our Christian journey. Found tucked away in 2 Peter are 8 ways we can be useful to God. Each characteristic is built on the one before.

1) FAITH – Hebrews 11:6 “Without faith no one can please God.”
2) GOODNESS – Ephesians 5:8-9 speaks of God’s children being light in a dark world. “This light produces every kind of goodness, right living, and truth.”
3) KNOWLEDGE – Proverbs 18:15 “Wise people want to learn more, so they listen closely to gain knowledge.”
4) SELF-CONTROL – Proverbs 25:28 “Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.”
5) PERSEVERANCE – James 1:3 “The testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
6) GODLINESS – 1 Timothy 4:8 “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”
7) MUTUAL AFFECTION (kindness) – 2 Corinthians 6:6 “We show that we are God’s servants by our pure lives, by our understanding, by our patience, and by our kindness.”
8) LOVE – Romans 12:9-10 “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
V.8 says “For if you possess theses qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”