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2 Peter 3 - AMP

2 That you should recall the predictions of the holy (consecrated, dedicated) prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles (His special messengers). 3 To begin with, you must know and understand this, that scoffers (mockers) will come in the last days with scoffing, walk after their own fleshly desires 4 And say, Where is the promise of His coming? For since the forefathers fell asleep, all things have continued exactly as they did from the beginning of creation. 5 For they willfully overlook and forget this , that the heavens existence long ago by the word of God, and the earth also which was formed out of water and by means of water, 6 Through which the world that then was deluged with water and perished. 7 But by the same word the present heavens and earth have been stored up (reserved) for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly people. 8 Nevertheless, do not let this one fact escape you, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people's conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will vanish (pass away) with a thunderous crash, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up. 11 Since all these things are thus Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.in the process of being dissolved, what kind of person ought you to be in consecrated and holy behavior and devout and godly qualities, 12 While you wait and earnestly long for (expect and hasten) the coming of the day of God by reason of which the flaming heavens will be dissolved, and the elements will flare and melt with fire? 13 But we look for new heavens and a new earth according to His promise, in which righteousness (uprightness, freedom from sin, and right standing with God) is to abide. 14 So, beloved, since you are expecting these things, be eager to be found by Him without spot or blemish and at peace . 15 And consider that the long-suffering of our Lord is salvation (Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.that which is conducive to the soul's safety), even as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the spiritual insight given him, 16 Speaking of this as he does in all of his letters. There are some things in those that are difficult to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist and misconstrue to their own Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.utter destruction, just as the rest of the Scriptures. 17 Let me warn you therefore, beloved, that knowing these things beforehand, you should be on your guard, lest you be carried away by the error of lawless and wicked fall from your own firm condition . 18 But grow in grace (undeserved favor, spiritual strength) and Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon of New Testament Greek.recognition and knowledge and understanding of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (the Messiah). To Him glory (honor, majesty, and splendor) both now and to the day of eternity. Amen (so be it)!

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Shine Thomas avatar
Prioritize your spiritual life.
Shared by: Shine Thomas on Feb, 2017
Summary: Three areas where we can give God priority in our lives so that we can be prosperous and blessed. Practical ways you can prioritize your spiritual life.
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False Teachers
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Nov, 2016
Summary: What a false teacher looks like
Series: 2 Peter
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:1-3:1
Views: 275
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The Return of Christ
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Nov, 2016
Summary: Looking for Christ's Return
Series: 2 Peter
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:1-13
Views: 211
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Closing Calls
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Nov, 2016
Summary: Encouragement to be faithful
Series: 2 Peter
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:14-18
Views: 297
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Who Am I Becoming? The Issue of Patience
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
Views: 77
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Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Sep, 2016
Summary: Christians are being martyred all across the Middle East in countries that once tolerated them. Churches are being destroyed and brought to rubble. Entire Christian communities are being wiped out and even crucifixion is back. Can we patiently wait?
Series: Believe
Mike Dankson avatar
Growing Up - a challenge toward spiritual maturity
Shared by: Mike Dankson on Aug, 2016
Summary: This sermon discusses the need for spiritual growth - the challenges - and the ways to overcome those challenges
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:17-18
Denomination: *other
Views: 356
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Aug, 2016
Summary: Peter spoke about three worlds, their connection to the coming of the Lord, and what kind of people we better be if we want to inherit the last world.
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Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Jun, 2016
Summary: Now we see that none of us are grown yet. Well we need to see we need to keep on growing here is how. Here are seven things we need to do in order to grow in the Lord.
Troy Borst avatar
First of All, So Then, Therefore
Shared by: Troy Borst on May, 2016
Summary: May we be encouraged today by the Words of the Apostle Peter: FIRST OF ALL in whatever we do be holy and godly SO THEN we wait in God’s patience so that others may come to know Him THEREFORE be on guard while we wait and remain faithful
Jay Tigner avatar
True or False
Shared by: Jay Tigner on May, 2016
Summary: Words of encouragement for the believer to hold firm to the reality of what is to come.
Series: 2 Peter
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 262
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Why the Wait?
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.
Series: 2 Peter
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:8-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 240
Coz von avatar
Hell - a bitter sweet expperience for everyone even the wicked!!
Shared by: Coz von on Apr, 2016
Summary: Hell is a very real place and very scary, but also ad comforting message of grace for the unjust, How do we solve the problem of all of those contradicting verses - WE CAN, LOOK AND SEE!
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The End is Coming Soon
Shared by: Andy Grossman on Feb, 2016
Summary: Evidence of why we know the world as we know it is about to end and what the Christian ought to be doing
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Peter, James, and Jude on Universalism
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Oct, 2015
Summary: What did early church leaders think about the doctrine of Universalism?
Series: Universalism
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:7-9
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 513
Michael McCartney avatar
Because they make healthier families
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Oct, 2015
Summary: We are learning these days how to make Sunday the best day of our week. More importantly, we are learning to live more balanced lives by living at a better pace and rhythm.
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When Do You Grow The Most?
Shared by: Eugene Pansler Jr on Oct, 2015
Summary: when do you grow the most in your faith
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How Do You Grow In Grace/
Shared by: Eugene Pansler Jr on Sep, 2015
Summary: how do you grow in grace
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 276
Brian Bill avatar
Living in Light of His Return
Shared by: Brian Bill on Jun, 2015
Summary: When we grow we give glory to God.
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:14-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,842
Tim Smith avatar
The Disciplines of Connecting to God
Shared by: Tim Smith on May, 2015
Summary: This sermon is an overview of the Spiritual Disciplines and why we need them in our life
Scott Bayles avatar
Afterlife: Hell
Shared by: Scott Bayles on May, 2015
Summary: What lies beyond death's door? The Bible describes three realms: Hades, Hell and Heaven. The second in this three-part sermon series, this sermon explores what the Bible really says about Hell and final punishment.
Series: Afterlife
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Scripture: 2 Peter 2:2-3:13
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 961
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Mar, 2015
Summary: Since God doesn't want us to go to hell, He's put up roadblocks to turn us back from that terrible place. We look at 4 roadblocks God has set up so we won't go to hell.
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Scripture: 2 Peter 3:9
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,571
Chuck Sligh avatar
Are We Living in the Last Days?
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Feb, 2015
Summary: Signs of the last days compared with events today.
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Scripture: 2 Peter 3:3-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,910
Tamela Walker avatar
It's Farming Time
Shared by: Tamela Walker on Jan, 2015
Summary: Allowing GOD to Work in your Spirit
Charlie Roberts avatar
New Years Resolution... "Live life like You Were Dying"
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Dec, 2014
Summary: It's not enough for us to get the realization..to live like we were dying We need to come to the realization… To live like those around us were dying... And that they don't have to die without the opportunity of knowing Jesus..cause we know the way.
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The Fruit of Christmas
Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Dec, 2014
Summary: It might just be that the most important fruit you give or receive this year will be the fruit of patience.
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:8-18
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 3,550
Gordon McCulloch avatar
Have you any idea of how powerful it is, to wait on God?
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Dec, 2014
Summary: One of the most difficult things for Christians to do is to wait on God. Why is it this so important? This my friend is exactly what God wants us to do, … to wait, that way he can change and develop us more into what he wants us to be. Read on and enjoy!!!
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God Promised
Shared by: Paddick Van Zyl on Dec, 2014
Summary: When God makes a promise, He keeps it....
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Oct, 2014
Summary: Looking at the reality of global warming, the fact of future man-made global warming, and God’s solution to these problems: Climate change!
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The Extraordinary Christian
Shared by: Bill Mostrales on Sep, 2014
Summary: But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.