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Getting Stirred Up


Most of us have a tendency to become apathetic in just about every area of our Christian life. Just because one is Born Again it does not mean that they will live their Christian life to its fullest potential. Instead the Christian life and its enthusiasm has to be continually nurtured and stirred.


Both Paul and Peter write to "stir up" the believers.


1) Stir Up the Gift of God - In You


2 Timothy 1:6 - "Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands."


Paul is telling Timothy to stir up that:


a. New Life - that is in you (Romans 6:23)

b. New Love - that is in you (Love Jesus, Love one another, Love the Bible, Love church, etc.)

c. New Labor - that is in you (Matthew 5:16; Ephesians 2:10)

d. New Look - that is in you (2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:1-2; Colossians 3:1-2; 1 John 3:2; Titus 2:13)




2) Stir Up the Grace of God - In You


2 Peter 1:13 - "Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up putting you in remembrance;"


This verse has to do with the Grace of God to live by. God has given us all the Grace to live by:


Assuring Grace

Battling Grace

Changing Grace

Delivering Grace

Encamping Grace

Fulfilling Grace

Gladdening Grace

Helping Grace

Increasing Grace

Joy Giving Grace

Keeping Grace

Lifting Grace

Magnifying Grace

Now Grace

Overcoming Grace

Precious Grace

Quickening Grace

Rewarding Grace

Serving Grace

Testifying Grace

Unmoving Grace

Victory Bringing Grace

Watching Grace

Xcellent Grace

Yielding Grace

Zealous Grace




3) Stir Up the Glory of God - In You


2 Peter 3:1 - "This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:"


This verse has to do with the future coming events. For the child of God it will be glorious. For the poor lost person it will be grievious.


But for God's people there's some glory right now. The Glory of:


His Presence - I have a Friend

His Pardon - I'm set free

His Promises - I'm in His economy

His Provisions - I'm supplied

His Peace - I'm assured of heaven

His Priesthood - I'm represented there

His Pleasure - I'm in His Kingdom

His Protection - I'm sealed by His Spirit

His Program - I'm in His program forever

His Performance - I'm made a new creature

His Palace - I'm entitled to a mansion in glory