Summary: Because we have obtained like precious faith we have great and precious promises.
II Peter 1:1
a. …like precious faith… (without the shedding of the precious blood of Jesus there would be no precious faith)
b. Jude 1:3 …contend for the faith…
c. Rev. 12:17 …the dragon was in enraged…and went to make war with those who keep the commandment of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
2. II Peter 1:2
a. …Grace and peace… (Grace is getting something we do not deserve. Grace comes by the knowledge of God and Jesus. Without the knowledge of God and obedience there is no grace.)
3. II Peter 1:3
a. …as His divine power
b. …has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness… (Acts 17:24-28)
c. …through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory (glorious word) and virtue (His excellence).
d. II Thes. 2:14 (We are called by the knowledge of the gospel and the excellence of Jesus)
4. II Peter 1:4
a. …great and precious promises… (John 14:1-3 …In my Father house are many mansions;
b. Read “Standing on the promise” with out the chorus.
c. …may be partakers of the divine nature…
d. …having escaped the world…
We who have obeyed the gospel have obtained like precious faith as all the saints from the Day of Pentecost until now. We should strive for excellence through obedience of the glorious word of God. We should take on His divine nature (What would Jesus do?) in all our undertakings. We have great and precious promises. Let us hold fast these divine promises.
To be saved you must:
1. Believe - John 6:24
2. Repent – Acts 17:30
3. Confess believe in Christ – Matt. 10:32-33
4. Be baptized – Acts 22:16 (wash your sins away)
5. Live faithfully until you die or Jesus comes back – Rev. 2:10