Category Archives: Facing Life with Faith

False Teachers

Re: Verse reading–2 Peter 1:16-21; 2:1-3; 3:1-18 (day four) How relevant is Scripture?  As we read Peter, it is as if we are reading the daily news.  2:1 says, “False prophets also arose among the people, just as there will … Continue reading

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History

Re: Verse reading– 2 Peter 1:16-3:18 (day three) “We were eyewitnesses of his majesty.”  The Transfiguration of Jesus heralded the reality of God’s life-giving work in the world; the resurrection confirmed it.  The fact that Jesus’s resurrection is a non-reproducible … Continue reading

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Light Shining in Darkness

Re: Verse reading–2 Peter 1:16-21; 2:1-3; 3:1-18 (day two) “And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until … Continue reading

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Peter’s advantage and ours

Re: Verse reading–2 Peter 1:16-21; 2:1-3; 3:1-18 (day one) “We were eyewitnesses of His majesty. . .we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it” (v 2:16,19)  Peter believes … Continue reading

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The promise of His Spirit

Re: Verse reading–2 Peter 1:1-12 (day seven) “Through these, He has given us His great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature.” (v 4)  Peter is likely thinking of his own experience.  When the … Continue reading

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Everything we need

Re: Verse reading–2 Peter 1:1-12 (day six) “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness.”(v 3)  There go my excuses!  Feelings of inadequacy no longer welcome!  Not a “natural” confidence for me.  Learned.  Supernatural.  Spirit given.  … Continue reading

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He Has Promised

Re: Verse reading–2 Peter 1:1-12 (day five) It’s a promise that I have had the privilege of sharing with many teenagers over the years. It’s a promise that prompts hope. It’s a promise that stirs courage. It’s a promise that … Continue reading

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Stewards

Re: Verse reading–2 Peter 1:1-12 (day four) It almost sounds like we can work our way into salvation.  Remember though, Peter is writing to believers.  Verse 4 says He (God) has already granted us His precious and magnificent promises.  What … Continue reading

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Add

Re: Verse reading–2 Peter 1:1-15 (day three) “Make every effort to add to your faith…”  By faith we turn towards the saving grace of God.  There are things that faith then makes possible for us to take part in so … Continue reading

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Great and Precious Promises

Re: Verse reading–2 Peter 1:1-12 (day two) “Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption of the world caused by evil … Continue reading

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