2 Peter 3:1-9: The Return of Christ

Ezekiel 17-19, Job 6, John 8:31-47, 2 Peter 3:1-9 2 Peter 3:1-9: Peter is writing to stimulate his readers to “wholesome thinking.” He is reminding them of the teaching of the Old Testament prophets, and the Word of God in Christ Jesus that is taught through the apostles in the New Testament. In other words, he wants them…

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2 Peter 2:17-22: Five More Characteristics of False Teaching

Ezekiel 16, Job 5, John 8:21-30, 2 Peter 2:17-22 2 Peter 2:17-22: Peter is writing his second letter to warn Christians about the dangers of false teaching. Here in this section he gives us five more characteristics of these false teachings.  First, they promise but do not deliver, verse 17. They are “springs without water.” They seem to offer…

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2 Peter 2:1-9: Warning and Encouragement

Ezekiel 9-12, Job 3, John 8:1-11, 2 Peter 2:1-9 2 Peter 2:1-9: These days, most of the talk in Christian “professional” circles is of influence, platform, impact, management, leadership, and the like. Few talk about the importance of ensuring that we are teaching sound doctrine. Certainly, it is possible to become a sort of doctrinal “thought police” or…

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2 Peter 1:12-21: Remember!

Ezekiel 4-8, Job 2, John 7:45-53, 2 Peter 1:12-21 2 Peter 1:12-21: Peter is very concerned about the false teaching that was threatening the churches to whom he wrote his first letter. As he is aware that he is coming towards the end of his life (verse 14) – probably under the growing persecution and distemper of Emperor…

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2 Peter 1:1-11: Life and Godliness

Ezekiel 1-3, Job 1, John 7:37-44, 2 Peter 1:1-11 2 Peter 1:1-11: Peter’s second letter – presumably to the same group of people to whom he wrote his first letter (2 Peter 3:1) – is some think written towards the end of Peter’s life, from Rome, while under the persecution of emperor Nero. What we do know for…

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