The Multiplication Effect

2 Timothy 2:1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 

How to multiply grace and peace in your life

Build your life on the promises of God

  • 2 Peter 2:3-4 “seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature.”
  • Build your life on the promises of God; His promises and faithfulness are far greater
  • Don’t leave your life in the hands of man’s opinions
  • Hebrews 8:6 “But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises.”
  • The old covenant was built on instruction: “Do this and live”
  • The new covenant is built on promises: “Believe this and soar”
  • 2 Corinthians 1:20 “For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also though Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.”

Realize the divine nature in you

  • 2 Peter 1:4 “For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature.”
  • When you ask Jesus to come live in you, He does so with all His grace, power, love, strength, might, joy, ability
  • Colossians 1:27 “God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
  • It’s no longer “just me,” it’s “Christ in me”
  • We are no longer sinners trying to do good things; we are righteous in God
  • We don’t have to strive for God’s approval, we’re given it freely as a gift
  • We’re not fighting for victory, we’re fighting from victory
  • 1 John 4:4 “You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.”
  • Who’s in you (God) is greater than what’s in the world
  • No matter who is president, what the economy is doing, no matter what struggle you’re facing: Jesus living in you is always greater

Get to know God 

  • The more you know God – the better life is
  • John 17:3 “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”
  • Christianity is not a set of regulations; it’s a relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit
  • Even when you don’t know what to do, you can know who to turn to
  • Pursue a relationship with Him above all else
  • The grace of God is found in the person of Jesus; the more you know Him, the more you know grace