Look Forward!

July 12th, 2015

*Correct Thinking is Crucial....  II Peter 3:1-2

  • examine.... Psalm 26:2
  • love the Lord.... Matthew 22:37
  • set.... Romans 8:5-6
  • transform.... Romans 12:2
  • recall.... II Peter 3:2
*Warning --> Scoffers.... II Peter 3:3-7
  • they will question....
  • they will forget...
  • Water & Fire
*Timing.... II Peter 3:8-9
--> The Lord knows the time.
--> The Lord will Keep His promise.
--> The Lord does not want anyone to perish.

*The Day of the Lord.... II Peter 3:10-13
  • The heavens will disappear with a roar....
  • The elements will be destroyed by fire....
  • The earth and everything done in it will be laid bare....
+Big Question.... What kind of people should we be?

> Look Forward --> to the day of God....

> Look Forward to a New Heaven and a New Earth....
  • What did the Apostle John see?.... Revelation 21:1-6
*How to Look Forward....  II Peter 3:14-18

  • Make every effort to be found.....
~ spotless   ~Blameless ~at peace w/him
  • Be on your guard.... 1 Corinthians 16:13
  • Grow!
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Deception?

July 5th, 2015

15 Character Flaws of False Teachers - 2 Peter 2:10-14

  • They folly the corrupt desire of the flesh.
  • They despise authority.
  • They are bold and arrogant.
  • They heap abuse.
  • They blaspheme.
  • They are like unreasoning animals.
  • They are born to be caught and destroyed.
  • They will perish.
  • They will be paid back with harm.
  • They are blots and blemishes.
  • They revel in pleasures.
  • They have eyes full of adultery.
  • They seduce the unstable.
  • They are experts at greed.
  • They are accursed brood.

Contrast - Pastors - 1 Timothy 3:1-7

  • Preach the Word - 2 Timothy 4:2-5
  • Preach the Gospel - 1 Corinthians 9:16 / Romans 1:16

Do you need a Donkey in your life? - 2 Peter 2:15-16 / Numbers 22:21-35 / Jude 11

The Content of False Teaching - 2 Peter 2:17-19

  • Empty
  • Appealing to the lustful desires of the flesh
  • A false promise of freedom

Consequences - 2 Peter 2:20-22

  • A corruption of the World <> Corrupt desires of the fles
  • A dog & a pig - Proverbs 26:11

Application

  • Am I solidly grounded in God's truth? 2 Timothy 2:15
  • Has the Lord been trying to warn me? - John 10:27, James 1:22
  • Do I have real freedom? - John 8:31-32

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The Call to Growth

June 14th, 2015

Add to you Faith... II Peter 1:5-7

  • goodness
  • knowledge
  • self-control
  • perseverance
  • godliness
  • mutual affection
  • love
3 Key Questions...  II Peter 1:8-9
  • Are You nearsighted?
  • Are you blind?
  • Have you forgotten?
Confirm Your Calling....  II Peter 1:10-11
  • The danger of Stumbling
  • A Rich Welcome into an Eternal Kingdom
The Memory of God's Word...  II Peter 1:12-15
  • Established in the truth?
  • The power of memory...
The Majesty of Jesus...  II Peter 1:16-18
  • Clever devised stories...
  • The Transfiguration...  Mark 9:2-13
The Majesty of God's Word...  II Peter 1:19-21
  • Pay attention to it!
  • Understand 3 things...
  1. No Prophecy comes about by the prophet's interpretation.
  2. Prophecy does not have its origin in the human will.
  3. The Prophets were controlled by the Holy Spirit...

- II Timothy 3:16

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