Sermons on 2 Peter

Add Faith, Too

We live in a world of struggles We all long for meaning and significance. Everyone wants to put their trust in something immovable. Belief in something that is valuable beyond question Faith in Something It is expressed in life through ‘acts of worship.’•Time•Money•Good deeds•Fellowship•Discussion Faith in Something It brings meaning•Convictions that matter•Ideals to be lived up to•Ideas to uplift the spirit Faith in Something It brings Community•Camaraderie•Friendship•Mutual trust 2 Peter 1:5-7 (NASB) 5 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence,…

Add Love, Too

Conditional v Unconditional Love Love—Dangerous when ill-defined. It pays to check for any unrealistic conditions The Greatest Commandements GOD IS LOVE !!! 2 Peter 1:7 (NASB) 7 and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.

Add Godliness, Too

Does the 21st century person know what ungodliness is? We have dragged some our 20th century habits along with us! We still believe: “As long as it doesn’t hurt anyone, it is not sin.” Very Naïve! 2 Peter 1:3 (NASB) 3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us [a]by His own glory and [b]excellence.

Add Moral Excellence, Too

Man is made in the Image of God God’s Character is reflected in man Love Goodness Kindness Mercy Compassion Grace Righteousness If there was ever a time that was in need of moral heroes, this would be the time. Our generation is very much like those described in the book of Judges where it says that “everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” (Judges 21:25) 2 Peter 1:5 (NASB) 5 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in…

Add Knowledge, Too

The Knowledge that MattersThe Facts are— •If you are not teaching your children who God really is,…  I assure you the world is giving them their version •The Bible has  transformed civilization. Its impact is unquestioned •The Bible will transform you! The Bible gives: •Peace in fear •Calm in crisis •Power and strength in weakness •Light in darkness 2 Peter 1:5-7 (NASB) 5 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral [a]excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, 6 and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and…

Add Self-Control, Too

A. Without Self-control our lives  simply fall apart 1.Things that mask your demise: a.You’ve had better days •Fumes of past success b.Skills have kept you in place c.Enablers have propped you up d.Resources •Money 2 Peter 1:5-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 5 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral [a]excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, 6 and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, 7 and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. Without Self-control our lives  simply fall apart.

Brotherly Kindness, Too

Brotherly love must be kept alive and active— -Fuelled to continue: -Takes time spent -Takes needs met – Takes patience invested -Takes a desire IN YOU that everyone do well in the Lord—This is a given! 2 Peter 1:5-7 (ESV) 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue,[a] and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.