Because He Lives

Be Diligent, 2 Peter 3:14-18

August 7, 2022 • Josh Lindstrom • 2 Peter 3:14–18

Excited Expectation, 2 Peter 3:11-13

August 7, 2022 • Howie Close • 2 Peter 3:11–13

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God's Judgment of Creation, 2 Peter 3:8-10

July 24, 2022 • Kurt Birky • 2 Peter 3:8–10

From our limited perspective we can be left to wonder if God has abandoned control of the cosmos. Peter reminds us not to misinterpret god’s patience for slowness. While God’s complete and total judgement will come like a thief in the night, until then we are called to persist in living and preaching the gospel.

Get Ready, 2 Peter 3:1-7

July 24, 2022 • Matt Ferrell • 2 Peter 3:1–7

False teachers were plaguing the early church by scoffing at the idea that Christ would return to judge the world. At the root of their mocking was the fact that they were living for their own sinful desires. To justify living in their sin, these false teachers scoffed at the thought that Jesus would return in power and glory. Peter wants to stir up in his readers, by way of reminder, that Christ is indeed coming back and they can stand firmly on the foundation of God’s Word. When scoffers come we need to remind ourselves of the truth of Scripture looking back to what God has done, realizing what God is doing, and look in faith to what God will do.

Don't Take the Bait, 2 Peter 2:17-22

July 17, 2022 • Kurt Birky • 2 Peter 2:17–22

Having listed off the depravity of the False teachers, Peter now demonstrates how their calls to freedom actually lead to slavery. Claiming to be followers of Jesus, these false teachers and their empty words easily slide back into the muck and mire of sin. We need be aware of the danger of false teaching and it’s lure aware from God.

Submission is the Key of Life, 2 Peter 2:10b-16

July 3, 2022 • Howie Close • 2 Peter 2:10–16

False teachers, and those who willfully follow them are driven by arrogance. We are warned here that they even go further than angels would dare to go, and refuse to be convinced of their error. The hope against this kind of presumptuous arrogant falsehood is submission to God’s truth… even if it is presented by a talking DONKEY!

Judgement and Rescue, 2 Peter 2:4-10a

June 26, 2022 • Kurt Birky • 2 Peter 2:4–10

While it may seem like the unrighteous are living lives with no consequences while the righteous suffer, Peter looks back through the scriptures to remind his audience that God will indeed judge the ungodly and He is faithful to rescue those who seek refuge in Him.

The Cost of False Teaching, 2 Peter 2:1-3

June 19, 2022 • Howie Close • 2 Peter 2:1–3

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Undeniable Tenets of our Christian Faith, 2 Peter 1:16-21

June 12, 2022 • Andrew Reichart • 2 Peter 1:16–21

The revelation of truth in Christ is sure because of two undeniable tenets: 1. Eyewitnesses 2. The Prophecies of Christ.

Effective In This Life, 2 Peter 1:8-15

June 5, 2022 • Kevin Feldotto • 2 Peter 1:8–15

As Peter looks unswervingly at the end of his life, he encourages his readers to live out eight qualities that will keep them from being ineffective in this life. You don’t know if you're remaining time is fifty years or a handful of years. Peter tells us how to make a difference in the time we have.

His People are Righteous, 2 Peter 1:3-7

May 29, 2022 • Kirby Neely • 2 Peter 1:3–7

When you say you know God, are you saying you know of him or you know him intimately? When we have faith in Jesus, God bestows righteousness on us and we are holy in his sight, however, we are challenged to pursue holiness and righteousness in the sight of the world thereafter. For salvation sake, we are holy immediately upon faith. However, for the mission sake we must constantly and progressively allow God to refine us and make us more like him, more holy and more righteous. Lack of understanding of either righteousness (before God and before man) will lead to poor spending of the resources God has given us. Are you constantly striving to know God more intimately, to grow in holiness and righteousness all out of an understanding of your holiness before God because of your relationship with Jesus?

A Faith of Equal Standing, 2 Peter 1:1-2

May 22, 2022 • Josh Lindstrom • 2 Peter 1:1–2

The apostle Peter was outspoken, brash and over-confident. But after he had failed our Lord Jesus Christ and received his forgiveness, he was transformed and never to be the same. Peter wrote his second letter shortly before his martyrdom to people who were facing opposition for their faith to encourage them that we in Christ are truly changed and, through his Spirit, able to live the life to which he has called us