John Piper concludes his sermon series in 2 Peter 3: ….even though Scripture is inspired, it is not all easy to understand. Verse 16: “There are some things in them hard to understand.” I would love to preach an hour on the implications of that sentence; but since I don’t have time, here is an … More Think the Bible is hard to understand?
November 7 2 Peter 3:10-18 (ESV) 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies  will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.  11 Since all these things … More November 7 2 Peter 3:10-18
But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach … More Why is Jesus’ return delayed?
November 6 2 Peter 3:1-9 (ESV) The Day of the Lord Will Come 3:1 This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2 that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of … More November 6 2 Peter 3:1-9
Are you a slave? You are if you can’t seem to break free from harmful emotions or sinful patterns in your life. Jesus said, “Everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin” (John 8:34, ESV) . In another passage for today, Peter says, “For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved” (2 Peter 2:19). You’re enslaved … More If the Son sets you free…
November 5 2 Peter 2:17-22 (ESV) 17 These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm. For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved. 18 For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error. 19 They promise them freedom, … More November 5 2 Peter 2:17-22
Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones, whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord. But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, will … More Don’t get your doctrine from false teachers
November 4 2 Peter 2:10-16 (ESV) 10 and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority. Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones, 11 whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord. 12 But these, like … More November 4 2 Peter 2:10-16
then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, ~2 Peter 2:9 ESV John Piper, in the conclusion on a sermon on 2 Peter 2:1-10 What, then, do we learn for our life today? First, the church is not immune to … More Four lessons from 2 Peter 2
November 3 2 Peter 2:1-5 (ESV) False Prophets and Teachers 2:1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many will follow their sensuality, and because of … More November 3 2 Peter 2:1-5