2 PETER‬ ‭2:17-19‬ ‭‬‬

“These people are as useless as dried-up springs or as mist blown away by the wind. They are doomed to blackest darkness. They brag about themselves with empty, foolish boasting. With an appeal to twisted sexual desires, they lure back into sin those who have barely escaped from a lifestyle of deception. They promise freedom,Continue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭2:17-19‬ ‭‬‬”

2 PETER‬ ‭2:13-16‬ ‭‬‬

“Their destruction is their reward for the harm they have done. They love to indulge in evil pleasures in broad daylight. They are a disgrace and a stain among you. They delight in deception even as they eat with you in your fellowship meals. They commit adultery with their eyes, and their desire for sinContinue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭2:13-16‬ ‭‬‬”

2 Peter‬ ‭2:10-12‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“He is especially hard on those who follow their own twisted sexual desire, and who despise authority. These people are proud and arrogant, daring even to scoff at supernatural beings without so much as trembling. But the angels, who are far greater in power and strength, do not dare to bring from the Lord aContinue reading “2 Peter‬ ‭2:10-12‬ ‭NLT‬‬”

2 PETER‬ ‭2:4-9‬ ‭‬‬

“For God did not spare even the angels who sinned. He threw them into hell, in gloomy pits of darkness, where they are being held until the day of judgment. And God did not spare the ancient world—except for Noah and the seven others in his family. Noah warned the world of God’s righteous judgment.Continue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭2:4-9‬ ‭‬‬”

2 PETER‬ ‭1:20-21‬ ‭‬‬

“Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God.”‭‭ 2 Peter‬ ‭1:20-21‬ ‭NLT‬‬ There is a doctrine about Scripture known as Divine Inspiration. Peter leans heavy into exploring thisContinue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭1:20-21‬ ‭‬‬”

2 PETER‬ ‭1:20‬‬‬

“Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding,”‭‭ 2 Peter‬ ‭1:20‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Where does the scripture come from, that Peter would have such tenacity towards its claims? Peter’s high regard for scripture is a blueprint for what our regard for scripture should be as well. ManyContinue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭1:20‬‬‬”

2 PETER‬ ‭1:19‬ ‭‬‬

“Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts.”‭‭ 2 Peter‬ ‭1:19‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Speaking ofContinue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭1:19‬ ‭‬‬”

2 PETER‬ ‭1:17-18‬‬‬

“when he received honor and glory from God the Father. The voice from the majestic glory of God said to him, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.” We ourselves heard that voice from heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain.”‭‭ 2 Peter‬ ‭1:17-18‬ ‭NLT‬‬ As Peter talksContinue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭1:17-18‬‬‬”

2 PETER‬ ‭1:16‬ ‭‬‬

“For we were not making up clever stories when we told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes”‭‭ 2 Peter‬ ‭1:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬ There is a myth floating around the watching world that Christianity is based upon an irrational faith. By this, I meanContinue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭1:16‬ ‭‬‬”

2 PETER‬ ‭1:15‬ ‭‬‬

“so I will work hard to make sure you always remember these things after I am gone.”‭‭ 2 Peter‬ ‭1:15‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Peter knew he was dying soon. Because of this, he intensified his resolve and strengthened his spirit to work hard. He thought of himself as a resource to the faith that should, as muchContinue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭1:15‬ ‭‬‬”

2 PETER‬ ‭1:12-15‬ ‭‬‬

“Therefore, I will always remind you about these things—even though you already know them and are standing firm in the truth you have been taught. And it is only right that I should keep on reminding you as long as I live. For our Lord Jesus Christ has shown me that I must soon leaveContinue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭1:12-15‬ ‭‬‬”

2 PETER‬ ‭1:10-11‬ ‬‬

“So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away. Then God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”‭‭ 2 Peter‬ ‭1:10-11‬ ‭NLT‬‬ For many believers,Continue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭1:10-11‬ ‬‬”

2 PETER‬ ‭1:8-9‬ ‭‬‬

“The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins.”‭‭ 2 Peter‬ ‭1:8-9‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Those who fail to become productiveContinue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭1:8-9‬ ‭‬‬”

2 PETER‬ ‭1:5-7‬ ‬‬

“In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.”‭‭ 2Continue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭1:5-7‬ ‬‬”

2 PETER‬ ‭1:5-9‬ ‭‬‬

“In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone. TheContinue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭1:5-9‬ ‭‬‬”

2 PETER‬ ‭1:3-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great andContinue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭1:3-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬”

2 PETER‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“This letter is from Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ. I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior. May God give you more and more grace and peaceContinue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬”

2 PETER‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‭‬‬

“This letter is from Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ. I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior. May God give you more and more grace and peaceContinue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭4:19-22‬ ‭‬‬

“Give my greetings to Priscilla and Aquila and those living in the household of Onesiphorus. Erastus stayed at Corinth, and I left Trophimus sick at Miletus. Do your best to get here before winter. Eubulus sends you greetings, and so do Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brothers and sisters. May the Lord be withContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭4:19-22‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭4:14-18‬ ‭‬‬

“Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm, but the Lord will judge him for what he has done. Be careful of him, for he fought against everything we said. The first time I was brought before the judge, no one came with me. Everyone abandoned me. May it not be counted against them. But theContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭4:14-18‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭4:9-13‬‬‬

“Timothy, please come as soon as you can. Demas has deserted me because he loves the things of this life and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus has gone to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Bring Mark with you when you come, for he will be helpful to meContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭4:9-13‬‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭4:6-8‬ ‭‬‬

“As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God. The time of my death is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will giveContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭4:6-8‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭4:3-5‬ ‭‬‬

“For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths. But you should keep a clear mind inContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭4:3-5‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭4:1-2‬ ‭‬‬

“I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he comes to set up his Kingdom: Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.”‭‭ 2 Timothy‬Continue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭4:1-2‬ ‭‬‬”