2 Peter 3:18 (899)


       A.  The apostle Peter encourages us to grow in grace.

             1.  How and when do we know that we are growing in grace?

  I.  When we have adopted certain attitudes.  When:

       A.  We love God’s will and not the sins of the world.  1 John 5:15-17 (900)

       B.  We seek to obey God because it is right.  Titus 2:11-15 (882)

       C.  We find it easier to exercise a forgiving spirit.  Ephesians 4:32 (865)

       D.  We find it easier to confess our faults and sins.  James 5:16 (894)

       E.  We are God dependent and not self dependent.  Matthew 5:3; Revelation
             3: 14-19 (907)

       F.  We understand that satan is after us.  1 Peter 5:8 (897)

       G.  We have an increased sense of peace.  John 14:27 (794); Galatians 5:22

       H.  We desire to worship God, not because we feel obligated, but because He is worthy.
             Psalm 89:5-8,14-15 (463)

  Closing:  Am I growing in grace?  Yes or No