All IN in 2024
Doing things differently as we start a new year.
Growing and changing into the likeness of Christ. (Progressive Sanctification)
Personal Accountability for better results.
If we keep doing the same thing, then we will continue to get the same results.
REJOICE IN THE ASSURANCE OF YOUR SALVATION – vv. 1-2
To those we have obtained a faith
Repentance and Faith
By the righteousness
Saved by Him. Us nothing. His everything.
Grace and peace multiplied in the knowledge
His grace and peace… as we mature in Him
LIVE OUT A BIBLICALLY FOCUSED LIFE – vv. 3-4
What I can control. My responsibility.
Big Circle and Little Circle (me and GOD)
Latch onto His divine power
DAILY CHECK YOUR HEART – v. 5-12
Progressive Sanctification – The believers lifelong process of growing and changing into the likeness of Christ.
God’s Presence, Power, and Provision
Our Devotion, Desire, and Diligence
Notice the text:
Make every effort
Be the diligent
Confirm your calling and election
For if you practice these things
My daily goal should be maturity. Daily growing and changing toward Christlikeness. Daily checking my heart
He has done His part.
Am I doing my part? (Personal Accountability Questions)
PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY QUESTIONS
Do I spend daily time in the Bible and in prayer? Do I meditate on the things of the Lord throughout the day?
Do I enjoy corporate worship within the body of Christ? Is my church attendance consistent? Am I involved with a group of believers that are encouraging me to grow and change daily?
Have my thoughts been pure? Do I expose myself to things that are not holy and pleasing to the Lord?
Have I been completely above reproach in my financial dealings? Is my giving to the Lord’s Church a direct reflection of His daily provision and blessings upon my life?
Have I spent quality relationship time with my family and friends?
Do I do 100% of my best at my job, school, and etc?
Have I told any half-truths or outright lies, putting myself in a better light than those around me?
Have I tried to encourage someone with the message of Christ this week? Do I regularly invite people to church? When was the last time I told someone my STORY?
Have I taken care of my body through physical exercise which includes proper eating and sleeping habits?
Have I allowed any person or circumstances to rob me of my joy?