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  2 Peter 8-11 Effectiveness and fruitfulness! Isn’t that the kind of Christian life you want? The answer to that is that it should be.  I say that because…… If you are content to sit still in your faith, thinking you know Jesus and aren’t going to hell, and so that’s good enough, and let’s get on with life according to my own plans what Peter says to us this morning is for you.  And on top of that I would urge you to consider whether you really know Jesus.  To put it simply, the reason many Christians are struggling is because they have a wrong view of Biblical Christianity and of God.  Paul Tripp wrote in his book “How People Change” wrote about this issue being ineffective as God’s children. “It is in the here and now that many of us experience a gospel blindness. Our sight is dimmed by the tyranny of the urgent, by the siren call of success, by the seductive beauty of physical things, by our inability to admit our own problems, and by the casual relationships within the body


  2 Peter 3-7 In Jesus’ High Priestly prayer He prayed for the sanctification of His disciple and of all who would believe through their testimony, which includes you and me. “They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. "I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” John 17:16-21 .  The greatest comfort of knowing comes through the Spirit  confirming our confession by the Word of God.  The more we learn of God, the more we know Him, and this opens a greater capacity to love Him more.  Peter says by God’s divine power and grace we have everything we need for life and godli