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Core Values Based on Character Qualities

Pastor Modica introduces our New Series on Core Values

THE CORES VLUES:

  1. JESUS IS OUR MESSAGE
  2. PEOPLE ARE OUR HEART
  3. GENEROSITY IS OUR PRIVILEGE
  4. EXCELLENCE IS OUR SPIRIT
  5. SERVANT LEADERSHIP IS OUR IDENTITY
  6. HONOR IS OUR CALLING
  7. PASSION IS OUR PURSUIT 

TEXT: 2 Peter 1:3-12 (ESV) 3His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 5For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
8For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins.
10Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.
11For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
12Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have.

  1. GRACE IS POWER BEYOND UNWARRANTED FAVOR

2 Peter 1:1-2 1Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 3His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,

  1. POWER FIRST IN OUR CHARACTER THEN IN PROMISES

2 Peter 1:4by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

  1. QUALITYIES THAT MATTER–BASIS OF OUR CORE VALUES

2 Peter 1:5-7 5For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge,
6and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,
7and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.  

COMPARE TO PAUL’S INVENTORY OF FRUIT:

Galatians 5:18-24 18But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

  1. A PROMISED YET CONDITIONAL EFFECTIVE LIFE

2 Peter 1:8For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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