2 PETER‬ ‭3:8-9‬ ‭‬‬

“But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone toContinue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭3:8-9‬ ‭‬‬”

2 PETER‬ ‭3:5-7‬ ‭‬‬

“They deliberately forget that God made the heavens long ago by the word of his command, and he brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water. Then he used the water to destroy the ancient world with a mighty flood. And by the same word, the present heavens and earth haveContinue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭3:5-7‬ ‭‬‬”

2 PETER‬ ‭3:3-4‬ ‭‬‬

“Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.””‭‭ 2Continue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭3:3-4‬ ‭‬‬”

2 PETER‬ ‭3:1-2‬ ‬‬

“This is my second letter to you, dear friends, and in both of them I have tried to stimulate your wholesome thinking and refresh your memory. I want you to remember what the holy prophets said long ago and what our Lord and Savior commanded through your apostles.”‭‭ 2 Peter‬ ‭3:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Within these fewContinue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭3:1-2‬ ‬‬”

2 PETER‬ ‭2:20-22‬ ‬‬

“And when people escape from the wickedness of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and then get tangled up and enslaved by sin again, they are worse off than before. It would be better if they had never known the way to righteousness than to know it and then reject theContinue reading “2 PETER‬ ‭2:20-22‬ ‬‬”

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 ‭2:10-12‬ ‭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 ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭3:16-17‬ ‭‬‬

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.”‭‭Continue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭3:16-17‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭3:14-15‬ ‭‬‬

“But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus.”‭‭ 2Continue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭3:14-15‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭3:10-13‬ ‭

“But you, Timothy, certainly know what I teach, and how I live, and what my purpose in life is. You know my faith, my patience, my love, and my endurance. You know how much persecution and suffering I have endured. You know all about how I was persecuted in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra—but the LordContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭3:10-13‬ ‭”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭3:6-9‬ ‭‬‬

“They are the kind who work their way into people’s homes and win the confidence of vulnerable women who are burdened with the guilt of sin and controlled by various desires. (Such women are forever following new teachings, but they are never able to understand the truth.) These teachers oppose the truth just as JannesContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭3:6-9‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭‬‬

“They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!”‭‭ 2 Timothy‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Paul admonishes Timothy to avoid people who reject God’s power in their lives, while trying to fit in with God’s people. This comes after a long list of the typeContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭3:1-4‬ ‭‬‬

“You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander othersContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭3:1-4‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭2:25-26‬ ‭‬‬

“Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth. Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants.”‭‭ 2 Timothy‬ ‭2:25-26‬ ‭NLT‬‬ The war front of evangelismContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭2:25-26‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭2:22-24‬ ‭‬‬

“Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts. Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind toContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭2:22-24‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭2:20-21‬ ‭‬‬

“In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean,Continue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭2:20-21‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭2:19‬ ‭‬‬

“But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and “All who belong to the Lord must turn away from evil.””‭‭ 2 Timothy‬ ‭2:19‬ ‭NLT‬‬ The temptation since Eden has been to turn away from God’s truth in favor of our own understanding. To sayContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭2:19‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭2:14-18‬‬‬

“Remind everyone about these things, and command them in God’s presence to stop fighting over words. Such arguments are useless, and they can ruin those who hear them. Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and whoContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭2:14-18‬‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭2:11-14‬ ‭‬‬

“This is a trustworthy saying: If we die with him, we will also live with him. If we endure hardship, we will reign with him. If we deny him, he will deny us. If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is. Remind everyone about these things, and command themContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭2:11-14‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭2:8-10‬ ‭‬‬

“Always remember that Jesus Christ, a descendant of King David, was raised from the dead. This is the Good News I preach. And because I preach this Good News, I am suffering and have been chained like a criminal. But the word of God cannot be chained. So I am willing to endure anything ifContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭2:8-10‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭2:3-7‬ ‬‬

“Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them. And athletes cannot win the prize unless they follow the rules. And hardworking farmers should be the first to enjoy the fruitContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭2:3-7‬ ‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭2:1-2‬ ‭‬‬

“Timothy, my dear son, be strong through the grace that God gives you in Christ Jesus. You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.”‭‭ 2 Timothy‬ ‭2:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬ In times ofContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭2:1-2‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭1:15-18‬ ‭‬‬

“As you know, everyone from the province of Asia has deserted me—even Phygelus and Hermogenes. May the Lord show special kindness to Onesiphorus and all his family because he often visited and encouraged me. He was never ashamed of me because I was in chains. When he came to Rome, he searched everywhere until heContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭1:15-18‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭1:13-14‬ ‬‬

“Hold on to the pattern of wholesome teaching you learned from me—a pattern shaped by the faith and love that you have in Christ Jesus. Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you.”‭‭ 2 Timothy‬ ‭1:13-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬ This passage is anContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭1:13-14‬ ‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭‬‬

“So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for him. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News.”‭‭ 2 Timothy‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬ If Christian’s understand that they have a powerContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭1:6-7‬ ‭‬‬

“This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you. For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”‭‭ 2 Timothy‬ ‭1:6-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬ The responsibility of every believer is to “fan the flame,”Continue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭1:6-7‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭1:3-5‬ ‭‬‬

“Timothy, I thank God for you—the God I serve with a clear conscience, just as my ancestors did. Night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. I long to see you again, for I remember your tears as we parted. And I will be filled with joy when we are together again. IContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭1:3-5‬ ‭‬‬”

2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‬‬

“This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus. I have been sent out to tell others about the life he has promised through faith in Christ Jesus. I am writing to Timothy, my dear son. May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord giveContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭4:10-18‬ ‬‬

“Aristarchus, who is in prison with me, sends you his greetings, and so does Mark, Barnabas’s cousin. As you were instructed before, make Mark welcome if he comes your way. Jesus (the one we call Justus) also sends his greetings. These are the only Jewish believers among my co-workers; they are working with me hereContinue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭4:10-18‬ ‬‬”