Peter warned that false prophets had come before and false teachers would arise in the future. As we finish 2nd Peter 2 we will see what we are to do about that.
I don’t know how much crossover there is between this church website and my blog The Master’s Table. I’d like to share with this audience a project I’ve been working on over there for the past several weeks. At The Master’s Table we’ve been working through the Book of Hebrews, one chapter each week. Read each chapter first, either from your own Bible and then keep it open to that page for reference, or use the link provided at the top of each post to Bible Gateway. My translation of choice is the ESV, English Standard Version, but Bible Gateway has many English translations (and many other languages) available. I sometimes refer to the working of other translation, such as the King James, just like I do when preaching.Continue reading
Peter warned early Christians that false prophets had always been around and that false teachers would rise up in the future. Our faith is not in man-made myths or fables but the eyewitness accounts of the resurrected Lord and Savior.
Going to work through a series on 2nd Peter before Thanksgiving and Advent. Here’s a few reminders he left believers of things we need to add to faithfulness. It’s all stuff believers know but it never hurts to be reminded.
From 1st Peter 5, Peter has some words of instruction and encouragement for pastors and for all believers everywhere. We are all to follow the examples set by Christ and at the same time be a good example for others.
Peter instructs believers in 1st Peter 1 to “gird up the loins” of our minds. It’s about being prepared for spiritual warfare and it begins not with working out or putting on armor but by being in the right frame of mind. In 1st Peter 4 he tells us to have to the mind as Christ when it comes to suffering, very similar to the Apostle Paul in Philippians 2. It all starts with being right minded.
“The stone the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.” He is precious in God’s eyes and chosen; but you can’t build anything with just one stone.
*Technical note: the audio file type is .m4a, not the .wav file we’ve been using for a while now (since the end of 2018). This file type is compressed to load faster and take up less space. The difference in quality should be imperceptible. If anyone has issues downloading, saving or playing the file please let me know.
The first half of 1st Peter 1, about living hope and faith in God, lays the foundation of an argument. In today’s passage Peter’s reasoning comes to a point.
We are born again into a living hope and kept by the power of God. This is part 1 of 2 from 1st Peter 1.
We do not earn salvation through works. Good works are a response to what is freely given. We are the salt of the earth and light in the world when they see our good works and give God glory. The Golden Rule in Matthew 7 is “Do unto others…”