Author: The apostle Peter (1:1).
Date: Probably the late 60s AD, shortly before Peter’s execution.
In Ten Words or Less: Beware of false teachers within the church.
Details: The Christian qualities of faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, patience, godliness, and love (1:5–8), coupled with a reliance on scripture (1:19–21), will help believers avoid the false teachings of those who “privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them” (2:1).
From Know Your Bible, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission.
Living in Light of the End
The Apostle Peter has told us that the end of all things is coming. At the presence of Christ’s second coming this world is going to be radically changed. We are told that at His coming He wants to find His people focused on two things. Join us as we conclude our study of Second Peter and discover how the Lord desires to find us at His return.
What is Day of the Lord?
The Apostle Peter begins to close out his second letter with encouraging the Church to be watchful concerning the Lord’s Coming. In this third chapter we are introduced to the term “The Day of the Lord." Join us as we seek to discover what will happen on this particular day.
What Scoffers will Say
Through out chapter two of Second Peter, the Apostle has been focusing on what false teachers will look like. Now as we begin chapter three, his focus will be enlarging upon what they will say. Peter explains that they deny that God is involved in our world in any meaningful way. Join us as we learn what two ways God has involved Himself in our World as proof He will do it again in our future.
Can You Lose Your Salvation?
A heated argument that has raged in the Church for centuries is the question of the security of the believer. As we come to the end of 2 Peter chapter 2 in our verse by verse study of the New Testament, we are forced to deal with this issue. Join us as we seek to unlock the meaning of what the Apostle Peter has written to us.
Description of a False Teacher
The Apostle Peter takes all of 2 Peter chapter 2 to focus on what we would call a dangerous man in the pulpit. He is describing the person who tells us they represent God, but they do not. All of this is shared by Peter in order that we not find ourselves being victimized. Join us as we arm ourselves with God’s truth.
Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing
Arriving now at 2 Peter chapter 2 for the first time, we come to the main topic that Peter wants to discuss, which is the description of and the fate of the false teacher. Peter tells us that many will be abused by these teachers. Join us, and let’s seek together to be instructed by Peter so that we will not become another victim.
The Trustworthiness of the Bible
Many say that the Bible is the product of men or the product of religious frauds taking advantage of the gullible. But where Peter now takes us at the end of 2 Peter chapter 1, is he’s giving us two powerful reasons why we can have confidence that the Bible truly is a revelation from God.
How to Never Be Deceived
The New Testament is very clear on the fact that the closer we get to the second coming of Christ there will be an increase of false teachers in the Church. What our study in Second Peter will provide for us, is important instructions on how not to be deceived. In fact, Peter will inform us that if we follow his instructions we will never be deceived. Join us as we discover how to discern between truth and error.
Changed by His Divine Power
There is a subtle lie often promoted in the Church, which says God does the saving and now that we’re saved, we’re responsible for the changing. As we begin a new study in 2nd Peter, the Apostle informs us that God not only saves, but He also changes us by His divine power. Join us as we discover God’s power to change a human life.