Today’s Text: 2 Peter 1:3-4 Series: 2 Peter Topic: Provision. Power. Sufficiency. Resources. Date: 01.17.16 All You Need (part 2) Application Questions These questions are provided for your further study and application of today’s message. These questions are particularly designed to be discussed in your Family Devotions or in your Care Group or reflected on privately in your own personal time with the Lord. A Christian’s Resources & the Generosity of God 1. Ponder the generosity of God. Have you ever thought of the generosity of God as an attribute of God? Have you ever seen it or heard of it mentioned as a characteristic of God? Have different ones read the following Scriptures: Lamentations 3:22-23; John 10:10; I Corinthians 3:21; 2 Corinthians 9:8; Ephesians 1:3; Colossians 2:9-10; Romans 8:32. How do each of these highlight the generosity of God towards believers? 2. Spend a few minutes reviewing the aspects of God’s generous provision for living a godly life in verses 3-4. We see power (3a); provision (3b); Intimate knowledge (3c); promises (4a); and partaking in the life of God (4b). Which of these aspects/provisions encourages you the most? 3. Think about the following situations: a. A headache that won’t go away b. A teen that won’t let you in their world c. A toddler who won’t ever stop talking d. A boss who doesn’t get it e. A body that won’t heal f. A dream that won’t come true g. A family member who won’t change h. A besetting sin that won’t die i. A spouse that doesn’t understand j. An emotional pain that won’t leave Now consider what tangible ways 2 Peter 1:3-4 gives you encouragement and hope and help in dealing with any (or a combination) of those situations. Spend a few minutes praising God for His adequate resources no matter what you are facing. 4. Pick one of the following implications (of 2 Peter 1:3-4) and discuss tangible ways you will seek to grow in 2016: a. If we really believe that God has given us everything we need for life and godliness, we would stop whining about our lives (Exodus 16:2, 8) What adjustments will you make? b. If we really believe that God has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, we would stop wandering for solutions to our life problems. (Jeremiah 2:11-13; Deut. 4:7-8) What resources will you trust? c. If we really believe that God has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, we would start working in the text of Scripture. (Prov. 2:1-5; 2 Timothy 2:15) How much time will you spend digging into Scripture this year?