We are apprentices of Jesus, learning to live the way He said we could live. This process centres around character transformation. Peter reminds us that growth in the grace and knowledge of the kingdom is a possibility and expectation of all who followers Christ Jesus as Lord.
We embrace effort with servant hearted intentionality to become more like Jesus. Our character is the sum of our habits. As Christians we aim to put into practise the teachings of the sermon on the mount by training to be like Christ rather than trying to be like Christ. Grace is the fuel of the kingdom and we aim to use it live the way Jesus said we could live. We live out of the overflow of our hearts & Habits Shape Hearts
2 Peter 1:5-15 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.
Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
2 Peter 3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.