Contributed on Apr 28, 2014
To face & overcome the problems within & without the Christian needs to grow spiritually. Peter would have believers learn the lesson of faithful living in difficult times through his insightful letter.
2 PETER 1: 1-2 [Our Precious Faith Series] OUR PRECIOUS FAITH [Matthew 16:13-19] The apostle opens and closes 2 Peter with the theme of victory. It opens with how to gain the victory of grace and peace and then closes with the victory of the ages for those who have grown in the grace and ...read more
Contributed on Jul 28, 2014
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.
2 PETER 3: 14-18 [Our Precious Faith Series] FOUND IN HIM [2 Peter1:5–7 / 1 Corinthians 15: 56-58] Ned and Fred got together one Saturday afternoon to walk into town to watch the latest John Wayne movie at the theater. As they made their way into town, Ned told Fred that he was ...read more
Contributed on May 5, 2014
Here we are challenged to take full advantage of the divine power & promises of God. Peter then gives us the specific steps to follow so that we may be victorious through Jesus Christ.
2 PETER 1: 3-8 [Our Precious Faith Series] PRECIOUS PROMISES Peter begins his teaching by reminding them and us of the basics of authentic Christianity. If we continue to live by the divine power which God has given to us, and if we continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus ...read more
Contributed on May 19, 2014
Believers have precious and wonderful promises from God for our life and future, but believer also have responsibilities to God. Each Christian is responsible for his or her growth in Christ-likeness.
2 PETER 1: 8-15 [Our Precious Faith Series] LIFE AND DEATH [Matthew 25:21¨C23] Believers have precious and wonderful promises from God for our life and future, but believer also have responsibilities to God. Each Christian is responsible for his or her growth in Christ-likeness (CIT). ...read more
Contributed on May 26, 2014
The Apostolic witness, the testimony Holy Scriptures, & the Holy Spirit’s conformation in the heart & life are the basis for our Christian faith. These witnesses give powerful testimony to the veracity of God’s Witness to mankind.
2 PETER 1: 16-21 [Our Precious Faith Series] THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE [Matthew 17:1-8] This paragraph is a strong statement on the inspiration of Scripture. Peter affirms that the Old Testament Prophets wrote God’s message to man. He then groups himself and the others apostles in ...read more
Contributed on Jun 2, 2014
Having stressed the importance of God¡¯s Word, Peter next relays a warning against those who threaten the church¡¯s purpose by rejecting their progress toward godliness & by refusing to submit to the authority of God¡¯s Word.
2 PETER 2: 1-9 [Our Precious Faith Series] CHRISTIAN CAUTIONS & CONFIDENCES [Jude 4-18 / Psalm 91] The book of 2 Peter began by teaching on the divine provision for a godly life. It went on to stress the divine inspiration of Scripture. Not all in the church though will grow in godliness ...read more
Contributed on Jun 9, 2014
Freedom is a concept that is very important in today's world, yet not everybody really understands what the word means. False teachers promise liberty, but this not a promise they can fulfill. The freedom they offer is an empty freedom
2 PETER 2: 17-22 [Our Precious Faith Series] EMPTY FREEDOM [John 7:37-38 / Revelation 21:1-8] Though the ultimate judgment of heretics is assured, Peter wrote as he did because of the damage they wreak in the church. It is a frightening fact that many people who are now zealous members of ...read more
Contributed on Jun 23, 2014
Because of society’s moral climate its leaders will question the Bible & do their worst to cause believers to question it also. Jesus Christ second coming calls for & justifies a godly lifestyle, therefore it particularly will be belittled.
2 PETER 3: 1-7 [Our Precious Faith Series] REMEMBER THE BASICS [John 1:1-3 / Luke 17:26-30-37] After defining the characteristics of genuine believers in chapter one and the characteristics of false teachers in the second chapter, Peter turned his eyes upward and forward to the time when ...read more
Contributed on Jun 29, 2014
God is holding back the establishment of His kingdom so that the multiplied billions may have a longer, & hopefully better, opportunity to hear the gospel, & come to repentance & faith in Jesus Christ.
2 PETER 3: 8-9 [Our Precious Faith Series] GOD'S MERCIFUL WILL [Isaiah 55:6-11] After addressing the lost's mocking of God's Word and the Lord Jesus' seeming delay in returning to correct mankind in the previous verses (1--7), Peter goes on to speak about the restraint of the Lord in ...read more