Grow In Grace-Week 1

January 29, 2023 Preacher: Phil Courson Series: Grow In Grace

Topic: Grace Scripture: 2 Peter 1:1–4

Grow in Grace
Sunday, January 29 th , 2023

1 Peter 1:1-4

We Have Divine Power for Life and Godliness

I. The Gospel’s Equality
Peter mentioned his apostolic authority in his salutation because in this epistle he dealt
with false teachers. His readers needed to remember that what they were reading came
from an apostle of Jesus Christ and was therefore authoritative.
“To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of
our God and Savior Jesus Christ.”


“…our God and Savior Jesus Christ…” - This is one person – Jesus!
Jesus is God; Jesus is Savior; Jesus is the Christ/Messiah
II. The Gospel’s Power
“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness…”
Peter wants to anchor everything in life with Jesus Christ! He is the one with divine
power! He is the one who set the challenge for each of us! He is the one who meet the
for God’s power and grace are the foundation for the call to a life of godliness - We, as
Christians, have no reason NOT to live godly lives. We have the power! A godly life is
“…through the knowledge of him who called us to/by his own glory and excellence…”
The knowledge of Jesus (i.e., coming to understand and acknowledge his significance),
which was the basis of the reception of the equally honorable faith, is the means by
which he, by his divine power, gives one all that is needed for a godly life.
III. The Gospel’s Promise
“…by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through
them you may become partakers of the divine nature.”
This participation in the divine nature is solely an act of God’s graciousness, his
undeserved generosity, in order that we might escape the corruption in the world
caused by evil desires.