Episode 88 Add to your faith
Does spiritual progress take work? If so, what kind of work? Many today would say any mention of strenuous effort pertaining to our relationship with God is a “gospel of works” and is false doctrine. Is this true?
Today we share some ministry by Gordon Gentry from the first chapter of 2 Peter with a strong exhortation to diligence in our relationship with God. This ministry was given in a home meeting in August 1998. May the Lord stir each one of us deeply to give ourselves to the spiritual work that is needed to ground us firmly in Christ to be able to face the many trials of this life and finish the course before us triumphantly for His purpose and glory.
“But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 1:5–11, NKJV)
Additional ministry by Gordon Gentry:
• Additional resources at http://www.ntchurchsource.com/
• Theme song “Will Your Anchor Hold” sung by J. Ashley Milne
• Comments and questions welcome. Email David@AnchorOfTruth.com