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February 12, 2021 7:00 am
The temptation when you quit and say I don't want God putting Dr. Tony Evans is the Bible tells us to hang in there and grow our knowledge of God, even when we feel like giving up close whatever God is planning celebrating. This is the alternative Dr. Tony author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the alternative. Dr. Evans is the knowledge of God is in a set of facts that we learn something that grows within us through experience. Let's join him in the book of second Peter as he explains his writing to Christians. He says the middle of verse one to those who have received the faith, the same kind about some of the Christian people. He's writing to. He's not concerned with winning the lost right now he's concerned by getting saved into an experiential knowledge of God in the first to what you have the knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ our Lord. 27 the middle of verse three through the true knowledge of him who called us what he said at the end of verse eight knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ is concerned that we enter into what he calls the knowledge of God says in verse three that his divine power has granted everything pertaining to life and godliness, through theknowledge of him who called us by his own glory and excellence. Everything you need to become all you were redeemed to be you already. The location is granted all be located in what he called the divine nature is located in the divine nature.
Now I know why. Located I'm always a big victory. Why is all I'm living in a make life if I got what you told me me, why is it not working very simple.
First Peter chapter 1 reverse 23 for you have been born again, not of which is eligible but imperishable, that is, to the living and enduring word of God. You have been with and perishable, here it is. When God's spirit entered your spirit.
You got a new nature, but one fully grown. It was for all way you come to this, like that have been conceived is when there is a growing unity were not experiencing more of the DNA of God is with you to remain in full C planogram: the stock would only see half years:. Could you open nothing up in CW when planning in the right soil what you have what you have in the feet. He calls to see you have all your potential all your potential is so invaded the seed of your spirit. What do you think your potential is.
What do you think mom potential is that we may not be living up to that potential, but is not because of you have to develop and develop to escape the corruption escape the corruption, the DNA of God overrides the deterioration and entropy of the world because you have in you.
You the divine blueprint so that the reader's next question and okay how do I get to see you cook I get to see working because I'm tied up and seen 10 years in 20 years in my baby girl and I get to see working so that the new nature begins to dominate what is now for this very reason. Also apply all diligence to write diligence means zeal. In other words, what Peter is getting ready tell you take seriously apply all diligence, don't take what you get ready tell you casually don't think that this is some minor thing all diligence.
This is deadly serious. If you want the divine nature to express itself in your soul take this down seriously with all diligence that is with your salvation and you have a common faith. You already save me from the born-again believers say here it is supply people list seven thing seven of the number of completeness in the Bible give you seven things that will grow your seed seven thing that will grow your seed, this is what you must supply you said wait a minute you told me I already have everything you do. But now you're telling me I must supply something the city has the whole stall of corn and its possibilities, but if you don't supply the soil has no place to express his potential supply is talking about adding on to what God is done.
Supply is talking about is creating an environment so that all that is done you will go to the grocery store you get a can of juice concentrate you get a can of juice concentrate can all Joe's but it concentrate collapsed and concentrated, but it's time to add.
Now all water is going to fix what you already have an you to picture full of Jews.
If you buy juice concentrate juice concentrate, but when you what you're doing capacity to give you will what more juice and create that which gives the capacity to give you all is not something you God is not just giving God. That which he can expand on. So here is what you supply. First of all number one moral excellence will excellence some versions translate were to be translated virtue virtually no questions what does that mean excellence or virtual minutes giving something.
What it needs to fulfill what it was assigned to do to get something. Virtue was to give it what it needed to for what it was designed to do so now that you are say when you till the soil and the soil you are giving the soil what it means to produce the crops you want to give muscle to this. He says you must give the orange juice concentrate water if you want the picture. Full okay the question is what is this thing you must what is this thing that he's telling us that that's what is the time for just about the one page in chapter 3 verse 18 but grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory. You may in your divine nature to bring glory to God. That's your DNA and divine design your spirit to expand to your salvation go of glorifying God for this 1031 says what you eat or drink whatever you do, do all to the glory of God so you must now live with the consciousness of glorifying God, which now had virtue to your salvation you must ask how will this make God look how will this expand how God's will this make God bigger and better. I will just put God on advertisement will this put God on blast this make God be advertised when you become conscious conscious of the purpose of spiritual growth or your salvation, which is to bring glory to God what you just added to your faith is excellence. God will not make you glorify him, she will not even make you be conscious to glorify him. He will say if you will pick up on the hatch in the state will pick up the divine nature will pick up what he's trying to bring God and make God look good in this situation, the seasonal cycle bit will be responding to the fact that God is being glorified choice as to your salvation, your faith will excellence all virtue your excellence all about you. Faith is must be in full. To put it another way, you cannot grow beyond what you know Dr. Evans will have more on the importance of the knowledge of God when he continues her message just a moment.
Stay with us so many ways God is demonstrated his faithfulness to me into this ministry over these 40 years. In all there were times when we just weren't sure we were going to make it. We got down to our last paycheck. After that there was no money to pay anyone.
I remember a Starbucks special prayer time and asking God to intervene and then out of nowhere a donors heart was touched they wrote us a notice that God placed it on my heart to send you this gift and was able to sustain us until we were able to rebuild so I am not a doubt about the greatness of God spake and I'm certainly grateful for all the friends he's given us faithful to.
I'm very grateful 40 years seen this kind hand faith. This radio program. Tony's television ministry work with pastors and congregations all around the world. None of it would be possible without the faithful contributions of people like you and that's why want to let you know about a special package we put together has her way of saying thank you, when you make a donation to keep this ministry going. It starts with Tony's newest book prayers for knowing God in times of crisis and change knowing God is the only path to heart deep stability and peace in your better grasp his love, character and strength as you work through these 50 topical prayers, all designed to help you understand and experience God more deeply along with the book will also send you on CD and digital download all 12 full-length messages in Tony's current series God's heart revealed a compilation that can help you delve deeper into an understanding of who God is and how he wants to work in and through your life. This is a limited time offer so don't miss out. Visit Tony Evans.org today to make your contribution and request or call us at 1-800-800-3222 were one of our friendly resource team members are standing by to assist you all have a contact information for you again after part two of today's message and this makes it clear that you know what it's fathers all the way to Tony Evans says that what becomes of the next generation of men depends on what happens with this kind of man you write down with the help of Tony Evans training center screen course called me teachings bony images of manhood society surrounds us with and become the loving leader and a white family would want. As with all of our courses. There's an in-depth study material. You can work through your own pace. Lots of exclusive content from Tony tightly focused Q&A videos and online form, you can collaborate with other students. It's almost like having a seminary on your smart phone, check out the free course called kingdom man, and the growing list of other subjects waiting for you visit Tony Evans.org today link to Tony Evans training center glorify God glorifying the virtue. More information more information to find you what I just the ability to glorify. That's why people go on for a Masters degree they want to subject just want to have the general information they want have the specific information in a given field.once you become a Christian just want to be a high school graduate.
Christian want to be a born-again Christian. He wants you to become a degreasing where you have now. Why, because when you go to the Greeks, you have to more information about Bob because now the sea is expanding. So he says don't stop and knowledge, self-control, self-control means holding onto oneself was used regularly happily led to discipline themselves to maximize their skill in a certain performance. What you need to stay focused on your goal and add to your self-control says perseverance. That means in everyday language, how you don't quit, don't fall in the time and perseverance is almost always related in the Bible to trials. The Bible talks about perseverance. Most of the time going through a rough time. He said I know it's hard I know is how I know it's heavy, but if you put these other things in place that preceded this. I want you to put in self-control. I want you why is little secret.
The worst things get closer you just must little secret. The reasoning I want to throw in the town yet is because the worst thing. The closer you whatever God is planning to do the worst really want to tell because the closer you walk, perseverance and godliness because the temptation when you're persevering is quit and say I don't want the God thing to bail out on God, how I long to living for God even though you don't see anything happening becomes the next one probably coming is the Greek word there is Philadelphia's report find a brother or sister going through something similar you administer to brotherly kindness meant to selflessly reach out to another member of the family of God, and pour into them. I know what you say I need somebody to pull into me but you know about Luke 638 and it will be given to you to a brother and sister.
If you whatever degree you can minister smiles immediately. Not to show love to brotherly brotherly kindness is to a brother to brother sister to another Christian Desta somebody on your team that somebody you don't mind talking to dealing with a brother or sister going through so you can relate to electric. But God's love toward us in that while we were yet debtors, Christ died for us, you naturally grab a tape to the other direction from regular people in your life you don't like God.
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You you acted like why Jesus came and was glad to have member states. For if these qualities are yours and it is growth increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true epic analysis in the true knowledge the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. He says you will become fruity.have a lot of Christians would know for best of Christians but nothing is coming out of their lives to God can use what happens if you don't do this in addition to Sam say enough is not closing fully lacks these qualities is blind and myopic.
This report, we would get names with myopic shortness, having forgotten his purification from his former sins. While if you don't these qualities you think is short-term Navajos only think about nine months think is short-term, not much to show introduction.
Nine months is not much is beginning a process short-term mother. He says for those who lack these qualities you not think you have the big picture living day by Dick missing the big picture the person's want to go to the ninth grade I said I think I'm good night. They think is short-term that may be good management for grace to try to get a job that's a whole different story. The bigger picture. You will become fruitful, becoming Dr. Tony Evans will come back in a moment to look at what Jesus did to allow us even in our imperfection to truly know the perfect God. But first I want to remind you of that package of resources I mentioned earlier, it includes all 12 messages from Tony's current series God's heart revealed as well as his just-released book prayers for knowing God. These resources can help you connect with God more deeply than ever before, and they're all yours when you make a contribution to help us keep Tony's teaching on the station so be sure to drop by Tony Evans.org right away to make the arrangements for this limited time offer runs out. That's Tony Evans.org or reach out to our resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 where team members are standing by around-the-clock to help trying to fit the idea of an infinite God into a finite brain is like trying to pour a swimming pool into a sippy cup is just not gonna work.
But the Bible does give us some important insights into God's nature and on Monday. Dr. Evans will help us explore them right now though he's back to finish up our lesson for today. He sent a problem enclosing problem is the person who won't develop these qualities level has forgotten his purification from his former sins. You forgot Calvary you forgot the cross and whenever we get the cross, we're in trouble. I'm in trouble you in trouble when you forget the cross when it just becomes a map 2000 years ago. He says you are in trouble because now you will see the need to go out and watch the pay rates for and become slothful and what is provided because the price that you will see the alternative, Tony is celebrating 40 years of generous contribution.
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