Peter probably wrote this letter from prison in rome see 2 pet. We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes 17 when he received honor and glory from god the father. Confirming ones calling and election his divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. This is a subject that has been debated within christianity for centuries, and one of the main reasons is because of the text we will be examining this morning. You can grow as much as you want because you have access to gods power 4. Beloved, i urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. The name symeon peter is employed only one other time, referring to simon peter at the council of jerusalem in acts 15. So, peter encouraged the christians to be holy see also 1 peter 1. Genesis 1, english standard version 2016 esv the bible app.
Hebrews 11 now faith is the assurance of things hoped for. He specifically mentions that he was an eyewitness of the transfiguration 1. Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of god and of jesus our lord. Peter identifies himself as an apostle of jesus christ. Since peter was martyred during the reign of nero, his death must have occurred prior to a. This final impassioned plea to grow in christian maturity 2pe 1. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony hebrews 11. A comparative analysis of the epistle of jude, jewish judgement oracles, and. He clement of alexandria says that the epistle to the hebrews is the work of paul, and that it was written to the hebrews in the hebrew language. He speaks of the power of god, what it can do for us, and what it helps us to do for god. When jesus returns he will reward christians 2 peter 1. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine. When you read the epistle of jude, you will find him using similar language.
Websters defines growth as progressive development. For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our lord and savior jesus christ. Though weak, the arguments for the priority of 2 peter are as follows. For of the twentyfive verses in jude no less than fifteen appear, in whole or in part, in 2 peter. The first chapter begins with the name of symeon peter, reflecting the traditional hebrew form of simon.
Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of god and of jesu. Several events and references cited in 2 peter point to it being. He also said that if we have these things, we will never stumble i. Kenneth gangel offers a summary of the reasons peter wrote his second letter. Hebrews 11 now faith is the assurance of things hoped. Holy means to be separate from evil things and to belong to god. When false teachers begin to whisper their sweet words into the ears of immature christians, the body of christ. One of the greatest motivations for pursuing growth in grace, is that, when we go to be with the lord forever, he will. Make sure there is nothing that will hinder your study of gods word.
For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our lord and saviour jesus christ. Election is particularly important in texts about gods mission, his covenant with abraham, and israels role among the nations. However, the early church fathers found no good reason to reject it. If the spirit of god is grieved, you will not get much out of gods word. Peter and james and john and andrew asked him privately, saying, tell. Furthermore, many of the identical ideas, words and phrases occur in parallel in the. Greetings from peter 1 simon peter, a servant and apostle of jesus christ, to those who through the righteousness of our god and savior jesus christ have received a faith as precious as ours. If this letter were a pseudonym, the author surely would have used. 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. The former word, properly means those who are in a strange house, a house not their own. The epistle to the hebrews introduction to the epistle introduction 1. For a comprehensive study of the passage, download the study guide pdf download. The epistle to the hebrews is a unique book in the new testament. Show yourself to be an authentic christian 2 peter 1.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Intro to 2 peter biblica the international bible society. In the face of falsehood ray stedman the bible without the spirit leads to a dead, institutional. To those who through the righteousness of our god and savior jesus christ have received a faith as precious as ours. The voice from the majestic glory of god said to him, this is my dearly loved son, who brings me great joy. Here is a simple format for studying the word of god. David guzik commentary on 2 peter 1, where peter encourages the followers to. This passage is structured like a sandwich, two pieces of bread with meat in between. But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. We begin a fourteaching series on 2 peter, so please find your way there. Book of second peter overview insight for living ministries. In it, the authormost likely the apostle paulpresents illustrations from the old testament to bear out his opening statement. Dear friends, i urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.
Supply these graces, and an entrance into the kingdom shall be abundantly supplied to youabundantly, i. Verses 57 itemize seven character traits, the greatest one being love v. Peter knew that the truth of gods word and the false doctrines of the heretics simply could not coexist. Peters authorship of 2 peter has been challenged more than that of any other book in the new testament. This lesson in peters second epistle looks at what peter says immediately after his greeting. This morning we will be talking about the assurance of salvation. This is peters hebrew name, and the name of one of the twelve tribes. We find no good reason to reject peters authorship of 2 peter. In the first half of chapter one, peter profiled spiritual maturity, a kind of growth that does not just happen. The dramatic beginning of second peter calls jesus christ god and savior. But god will punish people who do not obey him chapter 2. Study through 2 peter lesson 2 false prophets and true believers 2 peter 2. As the title and greeting suggest, this was probably one of at least two letters written by simon peter one of jesus 12 disciples to a group of churches scattered across northern turkey see 3. This book began by ascribing authorship to simon peter, a servant and apostle of jesus christ 1.1503 358 453 221 796 1396 1013 1627 460 1093 971 212 466 1109 1012 776 435 1243 1311 1454 746 1341 1167 653 1075 1435 125 510 278 709 414 568 131 363 846 204 244 1479 879 1309