New Hope Community Church
GROWING IN GRACE Pastor John Danganan
March 13, 2022

GROWING IN GRACE Pastor John Danganan

March 13, 2022

 1 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. – 1 Peter 2:1-3 (ESV)

 

SPIRITUAL GROWTH IS AUTOMATIC. GROWING IN GRACE IS A RESULT OF TO THE FLESH AND  OF GOD.

 

  1. RID YOURSELF OF .

 

“So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.” (cf. Rom. 13:12–

14; Gal. 3:27; Eph. 4:22–24; Col. 3:8–12; Heb. 13:1; James 1:21)

 

RID YOURSELF OF .

  • All malice: a feeling of hostility and strong dislike, with a possible implication of desiring to do harm—‘hateful feeling.’; Eph 4:31
  • All deceit: to deceive by using trickery and falsehood—‘to deceive, to trick into, treachery.’; Rom 3:13
  • All hypocrisy: to give an impression of having certain purposes or motivations, while in reality having quite different ones—‘to pretend, to act hypocritically, pretense, hypocrisy.’
  • All envy: a state of ill will toward someone because of some real or presumed advantage experienced by such a person-‘envy, jealousy.’
  • All slander: to speak against, often involving speaking evil of—‘to speak evil of, to slander, slander.’

 

BLESS, PRAY, LOVE

“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.” (Rom 12:14)

“But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.” (Matt 5:44-45)

 

  1. ACTIVELY  AND HIS .
  • Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

 

DESIRING GOD AND HIS WORD

Purpose: “That you may grow up into salvation…” (v.2b)

Basis:You have been born again, through the living and abiding word of God…” (1:23-25)

 

DESIRING THE WORD WEEKLY CHALLENGE

Redeem Entertainment: Replace podcast, radio, music, tv, etc. with audio bible or sermons.

 

HAVE YOU TASTED THE GOODNESS OF GOD?

  • if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. (v. 3)

 

 

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