How the Christian Grows

II Peter 1:1-11

Tonight I want us to look to this second epistle of Peter and see what God's Word has to say about our growth as Christians. We know that growth is important, and we know that it is the normal result of life. Just as physical life results in physical growth, in the same manner our spiritual life should result in spiritual growth. If growth does not take place, then we look for reasons or causes that may be hindering what should be happening normally.

Read: 2 Peter 1:1-11

I. Basis for Christian Growth: LIFE v1

II. Means of Growth: The Word of God v2-4

III. Nature of Growth: Practical. v5-7

IV. The Result of Growth. v8-11

Conclusion: Are you a Christian? Are you a growing Christian? If not, what will you do about it? How much time and attention will you give to the Word of God? Are you bearing fruit? Do you have the assurance of your salvation? Will there be an entrance abundant for you? If there is a need in your life tonight, why not come now?