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Growth in Grace - by Michael Phillips
Redemption Applied - Part 9 of 10
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2 Peter 3:18
Mar 20, 2002 pm - Tonight, with the Lord's help, we'll continue the Puritan study we began a couple of months ago. It's called Thomas Watson on the Application of Redemption. The sinner's salvation is the work of the Trinity. The Father plans it; the Son purchases it; the Holy Spirit applies it. Thus far, we've looked at eight parts of the work. They are: faith, effectual calling, justification, adoption, sanctification, assurance, peace, and joy. Now we move on to part nine, which is "Growth in Grace". Before we get to what the Puritan says, let's take a quick look at what the Apostle says! At the end of his second letter, Peter tells his readers-then and now-to "grow in grace". The verse is not advisory, it's a command. And it's not fulfilled in a one-time act of the will, but requires an ongoing commitment. God commands us to "Keep on growing in the grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ". The command applies to everyone equally and at all times. The newest convert, the holiest saint, and everyone in-between must grow in grace. You received the order the day you were converted. It's high time to start obeying it! THE MEANING What does it mean to "grow in grace"? Here, the ... More >>>

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