1.    With what striking language does the apostle Peter close his writings?

“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” II Peter 3:18.

2.    In what way may grace and peace be multiplied to those who believe?

“Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,” II Peter 1:2.

3.    Through what source may we gain this knowledge?

“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me,” John 5:39.

4.    To whom is God willing to give grace?

“But He giveth more grace. Wherefore He saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble,” James 4:6.

5.    Since we are told to grow in grace in what way may we make this growth?

“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity,” II Peter 1:5-7.

6.    What is said of the person who entertains these things in their life?

“For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ,” II Peter 1:8.

7.    What is said of those who lack these things?

“But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins,” II Peter 1:9.

8.    What words of exhortation does the apostle Peter give?

“Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall,” II Peter 1:10.

Yes, I hope by God’s great mercy

We may meet, blood washed and white,

To dwell forever in that city

That shall never know no night.

Never hear the voice of weeping,

Never know the parting hand,

Redeemed from former sorrows

Which beset the war cursed land.

Those who came through tribulation

Clothed in white robes then shall be,

Palms within their hands shall carry,

They shall no more sorrow see.

No more heat shall be upon them

Every tear be wiped away,

Dwell forever in the glory

Of that bright eternal day.

_Leota Neal

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