Peter ends his letter with some final instructions for the churches in regards to leadership, submission and service. He pulls from personal examples of his time with Jesus to exhort and encourage them in leading well.
Charge to the Elders
1st Peter Series
October 20, 2021 • Kelly Collins • 1 Peter 5:1–5
A Lifelong Pattern and a Warning
November 17, 2021 • Kelly Collins • 2 Peter 1:8–21
Peter encourages these believers to have a lifelong pattern of growth in Christlike character. He reiterates that this is the key to fruitful ministry, abiding in Christ and being made like him. He also warns them of false teachers and begins to refute them by establishing reason to expose their teachings as false.
Make Every Effort
November 10, 2021 • Kelly Collins • 2 Peter 1:1–9
Peter opens his letter with the reminder that the ability to live a life of godliness comes through the divine power of God at work within us. He encourages by teaching them, God is a God of great glory and great excellence and in Him are very great and precious promises. He then shifts his instruction to the consistent teaching of the New Testament that growth in godliness requires effort on the part of the Christian. God is doing the work even as we work.
Intro to 2 Peter
November 3, 2021 • Kelly Collins
2nd Peter is a letter written from Peter to the same group of churches as 1 Peter, but acts in many ways Peter’s farewell speech. He offers a final challenge that the followers of Jesus be a people who never stop growing. He warns them of false teachers and addresses those who are speaking out against him with personal experiences and a deeper understanding of the scriptures. Come learn with us as we spend time unpacking all this letter has for us!