2 Peter 2:17-22

(2 Peter 2:17-22) - "The last state has become worse for them than the first."For who?That is the big question that needs to be answered in this passage. The implications are enormous!Some have read this and inferred that Peter is saying that a genuine Christian can lose their salvation.But that's obviously not what's being said, …

Sufficient Grace

It's one of my favorite verses.It's also one of the ones I cringe at the most.If you've been around church long enough, you've probably heard it at one time or another.Paul the Apostle finishes one of the most exhaustive lists of trials that a Christian could possibly go through in one lifetime. It seems almost …

2 Peter 2:10-16

(2 Peter 2:10-16) - What False Teachers are really like.It's one thing to be an openly evil person, it's another thing entirely to be a evil person in secret.We have to understand that there are blatantly false and deceptive teachers out there who look very tolerable on the outside to many people.They can fool unbelievers, …

2 Peter 2:1-9

(2 Peter 2:1-9) - The Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials. False teachers rose up throughout the Old Testament, and they will also do so now. These are people who make claims that are contrary to God's word and God's character. As someone who denied Jesus, its interesting that Peter especially highlights …

2 Peter 1:15-21

(2 Peter 1:15-21) - "The prophetic word made more sure."Our faith isn't based off of old wives tales or fables passed down around campfires from generation to generation.Our faith is in real, historical events recorded for us by actual eyewitnesses to the events.This is the platform from which Peter confidently asserts that his reminders are …

2 Peter 1:10-14

(2 Peter 1:10-14) - Readiness and RemindersVerses 10-11 are interesting, and it covers a topic that was confusing to me for a long time.In the Gospel of John, the Apostle writes so that people may believe in Jesus as the Son of God. He writes so that people can become Christians.In John 1, the same …

2 Peter 1:5-9

(2 Peter 1:5-9) - "For this reason..."For what reason?Because God has multiplied grace and peace to us...Because God has gifted us with all that we need to live a godly life...Because God, out of His goodness, has called us and allowed us to become more like Him due to our union with Christ.Because of THOSE …