Here is the passage that has been our source for Uncomfortable. Read and think about what you have learned during the series.
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3 By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. 4 And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. 5 In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone. 8 The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins. 10 So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away. 11 Then God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 1:3-11 (NLT)
What particular things stand out to you about having a strong and growing faith?
What is one thing listed in those verses that you have seen growing in your faith (i.e. gaining better self-control)?
What is something you know needs some attention?
Why do you think Peter waited to the end of the list to address “love for everyone”?
Who do you know that does this well?
Do you have someone that is difficult to love like God wants us to?
What will you do to take a step toward loving them this week? [If you are unsure, who could you ask to help you think of options?]