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2 Peter 3 - NIV

8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.

9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.[a]

11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives

12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.[b] That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.

13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.

14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.

15 Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him.


a. 2 Peter 3:10 Some manuscripts be burned up
b. 2 Peter 3:12 Or as you wait eagerly for the day of God to come

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Series: 2 Peter
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:1-13
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Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Oct, 2016
Summary: Patience is one of the virtues one who is being transformed into the image of Jesus should cultivate in their life.
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:8-9
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Shared by: Jay Tigner on May, 2016
Summary: Jesus' return is imminent but He is patiently awaiting the fullness of those whom will be saved.
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Shared by: Coz von on Apr, 2016
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Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Oct, 2015
Summary: What did early church leaders think about the doctrine of Universalism?
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Scripture: 2 Peter 3:7-9
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Shared by: Michael McCartney on Oct, 2015
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Shared by: Brian Bill on Jun, 2015
Summary: When we grow we give glory to God.
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:14-18
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Shared by: Scott Bayles on May, 2015
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Shared by: John Gaston on Mar, 2015
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Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Dec, 2014
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Scripture: 2 Peter 3:8-18
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Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Dec, 2014
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Shared by: Jeff Strite on Aug, 2014
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Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Jul, 2014
Summary: You and I have been given “insider” information about the eventual end of the world as we know it. Thus we are commanded to live our lives in the light of Christ's return, keeping ourselves separated from worldiness & sharing our faith with the lost.
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Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Jun, 2014
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Shared by: Tim Smith on May, 2014
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Scripture: 2 Peter 3:8-13
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Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Mar, 2014
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Shared by: Paul Clemente on Oct, 2013
Summary: as we wait for jesus christ, what are the keys to christian living?
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Shared by: Rob Yanok on Oct, 2013
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Series: 2 Peter
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