2 Peter (part 5)

2peter (Part5) – PETER’S LAST WORDS

(Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC)

 

  1. 1.      INTRODUCTION – WE ARE CONTINUING OUR SERIES ON 2ND PETER THIS MORNING.  I AM ENJOYING THIS AND I HOPE THAT YOU ARE TOO!  IN PART 1, WE LEARNED THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US EVERYTHING WE NEED FOR LIFE AND GODLINESS.  IN PART 2, WE PETER GAVE US SOME VERY PRACTICAL TEACHING ON HOW TO MAKE OUR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE. IN PART 3 – PETER TESTIFIED OF BEING AN EYE WITNESSES OF HIS MAJESTY.  IN (PART 4) PETER WARNS OF WOLVES COMING IN AMONG THE SHEEP, FALSE PROPHETS AND FALSE TEACHERS WHO PRETEND TO BE ONE THING BUT HAVE A DIFFERENT AGENDA – TO PREY ON THE SHEEP.  TODAY WE WILL CONCLUDE OUR SERIES ON 2ND PETER, FOCUSING ON HIS LAST WORDS WARNING THE BELIEVERS OF COMPLACENCY.
  2. 2.      TEXT:  2PETER 3:1-14 (NKJV)
  1. 3.      PETER WANTED TO STIR UP THEIR PURE MINDS – TO REMIND THEM OF SOME THINGS
  • PETER HAD A SHEPHERD’S HEART; HIS CONCERN WAS FOR THEM (HIS 2ND LETTER).
  • THEY HAD RECEIVED CHRIST; THEY MIND’S AND HEARTS WERE MADE PURE YET PETER KNEW THERE WAS DANGER AHEAD; THE ENEMY WOULD TRY TO DECEIVE THEM
  • PETER’S LAST WORDS WERE TO REMIND THEM THAT JESUS IS COMING AND THE NEED TO BE PREPARED; 1 PETER 1:8 “BE SOBER, BE VIGILANT, BECAUSE YOUR ADVERSARY THE DEVIL WALKS ABOUT LIKE A ROARING LION SEEKING WHOM HE MAY DEVOUR.”
  1. 4.      IN THE LAST DAYS SCOFFERS WILL SURELY COME (THEY ARE HERE TODAY) (VS 3-4)

Ÿ  DEFINITION OF A SCOFFER: to speak contemptuously (about); express derision (for); TO mock OR RIDICULE

Ÿ  IN THE LAST DAYS SCOFFERS WILL COME FOLLOWING THEIR OWN EVIL DESIRES

Ÿ  NOTICE THEY HAVE AN AGENDA: THEY WANT TO FOLLOW THEIR EVIL DESIRES; THEY WANT TO PRETEND THAT GOD DOES EXIST OR DOESN’T SEE OR DOESN’T CARE WHAT THEY DO OR HOW THEY LIVE

Ÿ  THEY ENGAGE IN WISHFUL THINKING – THAT GOD WILL NOT CALL THEM INTO ACCOUNT

Ÿ  THEY SAY WHERE IS THE PROMISE OF HIS COMING?

Ÿ  THE COMING OF CHRIST HAS BEEN PREACHED FOR NEARLY 2000 YEARS – A LONG TIME

Ÿ  A LONG TIME IN OUR CALENDAR BUT ONLY A COUPLE OF DAYS IN GOD’S CALENDAR

Ÿ  REMEMBER A DAY WITH THE LORD IS AS A 1000 YEARS AND A THOUSAND YEARS AS A DAY

Ÿ  PETER REMINDS US OUR LORD’S COMING WAS PROPHESIED BY PROPHETS OF OLD

Ÿ  PETER ADDS JESUS SPOKE ABOUT THIS EVENT & COMMANDED HIS APOSTLES TO ALSO

5.      THEY DELIBERATELY FORGET GOD’S THAT GOD LOOKS OVER HIS WORD TO PERFORM IT(5-9)

Ÿ  THEY FORGET THAT AT GOD’S WORD THE WORLD CAME INTO EXISTENCE

Ÿ  THEY FORGET THAT ONE DAY GOD LOOKED DOWN AND SAW MAN’S WICKEDNESS AND DESTROYED THE WORLD WITH A FLOOD – SAVING ONLY NOAH AND HIS FAMILY

Ÿ  THEY FORGET THAT THE DAY OF THE LORD IS COMING WHEN GOD WILL CALL MANKIND INTO ACCOUNT – “THE PRESENT HEAVENS AND EARTH ARE RESERVED FOR FIRE, BEING KEPT FOR THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT AND THE DESTRUCTION OF UNGODLY MEN…”

Ÿ  THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH, THE EARTH AND ITS ATMOSPHERE WILL BE BURNED UP

Ÿ  THE GOOD NEWS IS GOD WILL CREATE A NEW HEAVENS AND NEW EARTH WHERE THE RIGHTEOUS WILL LIVE WITH HIM FOREVER

Ÿ  THEY FORGET THAT GOD DELAY’S CHRIST’S COMING BECAUSE HE IS PATIENT WITH US AND DOES NOT WANT ANYONE TO PERISH, BUT THAT EVERYONE WOULD REPENT AND ACCEPT HIS KIND OFFER OF FORGIVENESS, RESTORATION AND RELATIONSHIP.

6.      “IN LIGHT OF THIS, WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE OUGHT YOU TO BE?” (VS 10 – 12)

Ÿ  “YOU OUGHT TO LIVE HOLY AND GODLY LIVES AS YOU LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY OF GOD AND SPEED ITS COMING”  (VS 11B, 12A)  HOW IS IT THAT WE CAN SPEED HIS COMING?

Ÿ  JESUS SAID HE WOULD RETURN WHEN THE GOSPEL HAD BEEN PREACHED TO ALL THE WORLD

Ÿ   “SINCE YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO  BE FOUND SPOTLESS, BLAMELESS & AT PEACE WITH HIM..’

Ÿ  THEY FOLLOW THE CORRUPT DESIRES OF THEIR SINFUL NATURES

Ÿ  VS 15 – 16 PETER REMINDS THEM THE APOSTLE PAUL ALSO WROTE ABOUT THESE MATTERS.

 CONCLUSION – 2PETER 3:17 – 18 (NIV) . 2Pe 3:17 Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position.  18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. IN  MATT 24:24 JESUS SAID “IF IT WERE POSSIBLE THE VERY ELECT WOULD BE DECEIVED…”. IF WE START LISTENING TO THE SCOFFERS WHO DENY OR MINIMIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF CHRIST’S RETURN, WE’RE IN TROUBLE. JESUS IS COMING AND I BELIEVE VERY SOON!  BE READY!

 

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