Scriptures

Discussions From 2 Peter 1

Introduction

Lesson 9: ‘An Entrance, Into the Everlasting Kingdom’

‘Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who through the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours: Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 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. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But whoever does not have them is near-sighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins. Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. So, I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body, because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things. For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. He received honour and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.’ We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain. We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.’ 2 Peter 1:1-21

Discussion questions

Have you ever received ‘free’ tickets to an event? How does it feel to have an ‘entrance supplied’ for you? Did you realize that somewhere somebody paid for those tickets?

Introduction 2 Peter 1:1-4

1. Who was ‘Simon Peter’ and to whom was He writing this epistle? 2 Peter 1:1.

2. Has God given us everything we need for living life and producing godliness? What? 2 Peter 1:3

3. Do the promises of 2 Peter 1:4 have any transforming properties concerning our lives as we live them here? What exactly?

An Entrance Will Be Supplied 2 Peter 1:5-11

1. What ‘reason’ is in the mind of Peter for ‘adding’ the items mentioned to your life? 2 Peter 1:5.

2. What items should be added to our lives with great diligence? What is the significance of each one? What will happen if you do add these things to your life? 2 Peter 1:5-11.

To Remind You 2 Peter 1:12-21

1. Is it appropriate for ministers to remind folks of what they’ve already heard? Why? 2 Peter 1:12-15.

2. Is it possible for ministers and teachers to be negligent in their preaching and teaching? How? What kind of damage could be done through neglect?

3. Was Peter an eyewitness? Was he qualified to speak? Should we listen to him? 2 Peter 1:16-19.

4. What is another reason given by Peter as to why we must obey the New Testament? 2 Peter 1:19-21.

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DAILY BIBLE VERSE

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

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