Extra Small Small Medium Large Additional Settings . 2 Peter … Verses 8, 9, and 10 show us that our practice and maturing in the steps and characteristics won’t go unrewarded. Partakers of divine nature. Introduction. exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness [] of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior.. 2 May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord. The day I was saved I removed “luck-y” and “coincidence”from my vocabulary. Scripture Formatting. – Cultural Background for 1 Peter. But often, as time goes on, the enthusiasm to grow begins to fade. Do you think she can recognize her child? To virtue we are to add “knowledge;” we are called to increase in our knowledge of God and His ways (cp. We should try to keep them all burning, but we shouldn’t unplug the whole string if one of them fails either. Read more Share Copy See 2 Peter 1:8 (printed below); note, also, John 15:1-2 (printed below), If you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will prevent you from being either useless or unfruitful with regard to the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. In last week's lesson we considered the first part of Peter's plan for Christian maturity. Because coming to that kingdom is so important, it is helpful and necessary for Peter to remind you always of the basics of the Christian life. In these first verses of his second epistle, Peter reminds his readers of just what the gospel is. Living Godly Lives in a Pagan Society. For this reason: Peter just wrote about the promise of entrance into the everlasting kingdom of God (2 Peter 1:11). Read more Share Copy 2 Peter 1:11 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 1:11, NIV: "and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." 3. "Symeon" seems to be the best-supported spelling in this place. Donald F. Ritsman That is the Nature of God…His eternal promises. Through Jesus’ own words, then later through both Paul and Peter, we are called to love (John 13:34, 1 Corinthians 13:13, 1 Peter 4:8). One verse per line Red Letter Cross References Footnotes Strongs Numbers Hide Verse Numbers Close. I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. * Peter had been a fisherman before being called to be an apostle; but Jesus called Peter, along with his brother Andrew and his partners James and John, to become “fishers of men” – Luke 5:1-11; Matthew 4:18-22. Prayer requests do not constitute thread hijacking IMO. 1 Peter is elegantly simple while 2 Peter is grandiose and elaborate. 2 Peter 1:11, ESV: "For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." Take our last study on Daniel as an example. Man I tell ya, this temperance and patience thing...I struggle with this EVERY day! These great and precious promises are that we are partakers of the Divine nature. 2 Peter 1:1-11 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: Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesu... Read verse in New International Version Confirming One’s Calling and Election. I say that because of that temperance and patience thing… (Note to self…practice these!) Do you think it's just coincidence that this is also God's number of 'completeness'? Peter describes an authentic Christian as someone who has “received the same faith as us in the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ.” What Peter is speaking about is a trust and confidence in the righteousness of Christ (which is the very righteousness of God) to make you acceptable before God, as opposed to seeking to manufacture and trust in a righteousness of your own (cp. For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly, &c.] An abundant supply of grace and strength shall be freely afforded, to carry you through all the duties and trials of life; and when that shall be ended, an admission will be granted Verse one shows us that Peter has grown. Disclaimer: All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the Lesson Plans for 1 Peter Bible Study. 1 This letter is from Simon [] Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ. On one occasion she called Anchorage and was patched through to a ham operator in the Aleutian Islands. If one light goes out, it doesn’t stop the others. Jesus gave Simon that name after he made the confession about Jesus being the Christ, the Son of the living God (Matt. Font Size. Good evening - I am in and head off for a minute to read the lesson. The things that we should put away for the sake of our spiritual growth are: malice, guile, hypocrisy, envy, and evil speaking (v 1). Jesus then gave Peter the name of Cephas – John 1:40-42. Do you remember that ‘Pure’ feeling and that hunger when you first got saved? Indeed! Because coming to that kingdom is so important, it is helpful and necessary for Peter to remind you always of the basics of the Christian life. Why is it essential for the Christian to develop his spiritual life in the manner outlined by Peter? Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. Verses 5-7 itemize seven character traits, the greatest one being “love” (v. 7; see also 1 … Start Here! Bible > NIV > 2 Peter 1 2 Peter 1 New International Version: Par 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: 2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. Thanks for that, and thanks for your input and participation. Illustration - A wife became quite concerned over her husband’s declining health. The same form of the name is found in Luke 2:25 and Acts 13:1; it also occurs in Acts 15:14, where St. James refers to St. Peter's speech on the great question of the circumcision of Gentile Christians.It is the form always used in the Septuagint Version of the Old Testament. Keep a notebook handy to jot down questions, ideas and applications. (2 Peter 1:10-11), By availing ourselves of the divine resources God has placed at our disposal, we are urged to “authenticate our calling and election.” We are to make diligent use of the divine resources in the building of a life of Christian virtue, and thereby demonstrate that the faith we profess is authentic, that it is a genuine, soul-saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:10-11 provides further demonstration of this: we must give diligence to make our calling and election sure, and in so doing we will be supplied with the entrance into the eternal Kingdom. But notice that verse 11 is not just talking about a simple entrance, but an abundant entrance. On the contrary, “the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be made wide open for you.”. Read 1 Peter through in one sitting. Lesson 3: Growing In Godliness (2 Peter 1:5-7) Related Media. The greeting is especially similar to those in 1 Peter and Jude. Christian Growth —2nd Peter 1:1-11. Read more Share Copy ", “Do you think it’s just coincidence that this is also God’s number of ‘completeness’?”, FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson. 1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord. 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:. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you s an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He begins (1:1), “Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ.” There is good manuscript support that the name here should be Simeon, rather than Simon. Lesson 11: Mockers And The Coming Judgment (2 Peter 3:1-7) Related Media. - Simon Peter. "Man I tell ya, this temperance and patience thing...I struggle with this EVERY day!". The Origin and Nature of the Bible (Deuteronomy 18, 2 Peter 1, Hebrews 11, John 17) Print this lesson | Bookmark/Share: Introduction: How we approach studying the Bible is critical to a correct understanding of it. Read 1 Peter through in one sitting. (2 Peter 1:4). That’s the same knowledge we should want and have of Jesus Christ. See 2 Peter 1:10b-11 (printed below), His divine power has given us everything pertaining to life and godliness by the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and virtue (2 Peter 1:3), Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to authenticate your calling and election; for by doing these things you will never be lost. 1 Peter is elegantly simple while 2 Peter is grandiose and elaborate. Scripture Formatting × Scripture Formatting. Peter further describes an authentic Christian as someone who has been called to “share in the divine nature.” That is to say, the purpose of God is not only for Christ to offer unto God His divine righteousness on your behalf, but for you to participate in His divine righteousness. ... with Jesus. Now, he shows to be a voluntary ‘bond servant’ of Jesus’. Also notice in 1Peter, he writes, “an apostle of Jesus Christ…” and in 2Peter he writes, “a servant and an apostle…” I think that shows much growth. John the Baptist. 2 Peter 1:11, ESV: "For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." (Confirming One’s Calling and Election. I don’t think we should think of these as a series of steps. In last week's lesson we considered the first part of Peter's plan for Christian maturity. 1. 2 Peter 1:11 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you s an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes 17 when he received honor and glory from God the Father. Along with our maturity, we should remember last week’s lesson and remain humble. First, the language and style of the two Peter books are very different. Oh Contraire! Peter says that if we are diligent, … And, this weekend like most weekends I’m on the road again, so, this IS my Sunday School lesson. 2 Peter 1:11. 2 Peter 1:11 11 for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Staying in His word will allow us to keep that feeling and hunger everyday. It’s like putting a mother blind folded in a room of ten crying children. Finally, verse 11 puts out the red carpet for us into the eternal kingdom of God. 2 Peter 1 – The Sure Christian Life A. The words translated our God and savior Jesus Christ could also be rendered “our God and the savior Jesus Christ”; cf. * Knowledge: a key term in the letter (2 Pt 1:3, 8; 2:20; 3:18), perhaps used … Lesson Plans for 1 Peter Bible Study. This is a different word for knowledge than he used before. Scripture Formatting. * Knowledge: a key term in the letter (2 Pt 1:3, 8; 2:20; 3:18), perhaps used … It is a common Hebraic form of the name, stemming from Jacob’s second son. This lesson in Peter’s second epistle looks at what Peter says immediately after his greeting. The Pursuit of Christian Character (2 Peter 1:5-7) 4. Prayers for you, freeper preacher. If you’d like to be added to the Sunday School Bible Study Ping list, let me know. What does Peter exhort us as Christians to do? How does Peter describe an authentic Christian? 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him # [1 Thess. I fully expect you to be around to add to it. (John 15:1-2). We cannot save ourselves. The late Ray Stedman told of asking a boy how old he was. Verse 4 gives promises but not just of this life. Now, in 2Peter, I think he’s confident in his own faith that he can use his given name of Simon along with Peter. BibleStudyCourses.org by Donald F. Ritsman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Relying upon the divine resources God has placed at our disposal (verse 3 printed below), what are we exhorted to do? The letters differ in terminology: For example, Jesus’ return is described as revelation (or revealing) in 1 Peter (1:7, 13, 4:13) but as coming in 2 Peter (1:16, 3:4, 3:12). 2 Peter 1:1-11 . Having said that, I urge you to weigh in on this lesson. At first he felt like an ambassador to ‘get the word out’. (I believe in free will when it comes to salvation. See 2 Peter 1:10a (printed below) As we comply with Peter’s exhortation, what assurance is given to us? Peter describes the attributes we are to “add” to our faith—the kind of Christian life we are to pursue and develop. Peter then goes on to mention the attributes of self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly affection, and the capstone of them all, love. Home >> Bible Studies >> 1 Peter >> 1 Peter 2:13-25 These small group studies of 1 Peter contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. 5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. He speaks of the power of God, what it can do for us, and what it helps us to do for God.. Peter uses “Savior” to describe Jesus five times in this short book (1:1, 11; 2:20; 3:2, 18). :>). (2 Peter 1:10-11) By availing ourselves of the divine resources God has placed at our disposal, we are urged to “authenticate our calling and election.” We are to make diligent use of the divine resources in the building of a life of Christian virtue, and thereby demonstrate that the faith we profess is authentic, that it is a genuine, soul-saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Two factors promote their development: [a] God’s Initiative and [b]Individual Involvement. But, he tells us to make it virtuous knowledge. This, along with putting himself on equal ground with his audience, shows Peter’s humility and growth. I believe here that he is talking about ‘book knowledge”. Good point...mine was replaced with “divine providence” and “His Will”. The Teachers’ Hall of Shame (2 Peter 2:10-22) 9. Help us to use this media to ‘Grow intentionally’ in your word. We will be welcomed into His Glory…what a day that will be. The greeting is especially similar to those in 1 Peter and Jude. Some people, hearing that, cite 2 Peter 1:11 and say, "No, this is entering the kingdom, and it is based on virtue, godliness and perseverance." Called my churches prayer warriors … prayers up. Greetings from Peter. I once had someone come into my office once and say, tongue in cheek, “You mean you work more than just Sunday?” We laughed about it, but unfortunately that is the perception that a lot of people do have of a pastor. To your faith add “virtue” (or, “goodness;”) that is, moral excellence, the character of God—we are called to display the virtues of the God who has saved us (1 Peter 2:9). The voice from the majestic glory of God said to him, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.” # 1:17 Matt 17:5; Mark 9:7; Luke 9:35. 2. 2:12; 2 Thess. Jesus then gave Peter the name of Cephas – John 1:40-42. “What a great job! 2 Peter 1:11 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you s an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In verse 5, Peter tells us to eagerly and intentionally add to our faith with excellent knowledge. 2 Peter 1:11 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 1:11, NIV: "and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. An encouragement to know God and what He has done for us. 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:19–21 19 And g we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention h as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until i the day j dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy … The only time it is used of Peter in the Bible is by James (Acts 15:14). (You didn't hijack this thread...you added to it.). The letters differ in terminology: For example, Jesus’ return is described as revelation (or revealing) in 1 Peter (1:7, 13, 4:13) but as coming in 2 Peter (1:16, 3:4, 3:12). 12:31-13:13). If you will, please pray that the heart cauterization will go well and nothing bad happens. Start Here! That's an incredible thought. Faith (1:1) The knowledge of God ("knowing God") to which faith opens the door (1:2), and ; The promises of God that stimulate and energize that faith (1:4). Two hours later the ham operator raised the taxpayer’s home base and from there reached him at sea … It is a puzzling thing how one could read such verses and come … Font Size. It means that Jesus rescues us from God’s wrath and judgment on our sins (1 Thess. Verse 1. Keep a notebook handy to jot down questions, ideas and applications. You might want to stay off the hot political threads for now though:’) Take care. Because coming to that kingdom is so important, it is helpful and necessary for Peter to remind you always of the basics of the Christian life. Peter means “rock” in Greek. In Jesus' name I pray that His healing hand will touch you, that His guiding hand will touch your doctors, and most of all that His name will be honored and glorified in your time of need. His color was very pale and lifeless and he had a terrible lack of energy for even the simplest of tasks. Grace Bible Church, NY August 23, 2009 . Bible > Pulpit Commentary > 2 Peter 1 2 Peter 1 Pulpit Commentary. Peter tells us that “by doing these things you will never be lost.” That is to say, we will never fall away from Christ: drifting away from Him, losing interest in Him, being lured away from Him by the enticements and pressures of this present world. Faith (1:1) The knowledge of God ("knowing God") to which faith opens the door (1:2), and ; The promises of God that stimulate and energize that faith (1:4). Only our God and Savior Jesus Christ can save us when we trust in His sacrificial death and resurrection as our righteousness. "Symeon" seems to be the best-supported spelling in this place. management. The Certainty of Deliverance and Destruction (2 Peter 2:3b-10a) 8. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1829024/posts?page=4#4. Oh yea, don’t forget that ‘our faith’ is still the basis of our spiritual maturity because Peter tells us to add to it. Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: Verse 1. We should fix that one part that failed. Peters Readiness to Remind (2 Peter 1:12-21) 6. Amen. That seems unrealistic, in that “we all stumble in many ways” (James 3:2). A woman who worked for the Internal Revenue Service at times had to communicate with delinquent taxpayers. This passage is structured like a sandwich, two pieces of bread with meat in between. (11) An entrance shall be ministered unto you.--"Ministered" is the passive of the same verb that is translated "add" in 2Peter 1:5, and is probably chosen to answer to 2Peter 1:5. Most Christians want to grow in the Lord, especially when they are new in the faith. Peter shows us in verse 6 and 7 where this knowledge should eventually lead…from knowledge to self control, to patience, to godliness and holiness, to kindness, to love. Extra Small Small Medium Large Additional Settings . Here are four powerful life lessons from 1 Peter and 2 Peter as you study the Bible. You have a wonderful home page. Welcome to this week’s Sunday School Bible Study. 2 Pt 1:11; 2:20; 3:2, 18. See 2 Peter 1:4b (printed below), …(together with these things there has been given to us precious and very great promises), so that by these things you may share in the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world caused by evil desire. See 2 Peter 1:1 (printed below), Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have received the same faith as us in the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ. Those who don’t mature in Christ and study His word will forget why they came to Him in the first place. We can be thankful for these letters, for they encourage and instruct Jesus' followers today. Read 2 Peter 1:10-11. A Secured Faith that Keeps the Saints from Stumbling (2 Peter 1:8-11) 5. © 2021 Rev. Quick as a flash he said, “I’m twelve, going on thirteen, soon be fourteen.” That boy was eager to grow up! 2 Peter 1:10–11 10 Therefore, brothers, 7 be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and q election, for if you practice these qualities r you will never fall. 2 Peter 1:5-11 Bible / Bible ... Bible Versions / NIV / 2 Peter / 2 Peter 1 / 2 Peter 1:5-11 ; Previous Book Previous Chapter Read the Full Chapter Next Chapter Next Book. Especially since 1Peter was written. But, does Peter mean that if you are diligent to practice these qualities you will never sin? Philippians 3:7-9). Alexander Nisbe… * Peter had been a fisherman before being called to be an apostle; but Jesus called Peter, along with his brother Andrew and his partners James and John, to become “fishers of men” – Luke 5:1-11; Matthew 4:18-22. The things that we should put away for the sake of our spiritual growth are: malice, guile, hypocrisy, envy, and evil speaking (v 1). The Lord’s Prayer tells us to ask forgiveness for our sins often. Remember the old Christmas tree light bulbs? Scripture Formatting × Scripture Formatting. The Greek, Petros, means “a (piece of) rock”. Having had a chance to study your “Sunday School Bible Study” missive … outstanding as usual. (Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are taken from The Holy Bible, New King James Version; copyright 1982, Thomas Nelson, Inc.) False Teachers (2 Peter 2:1-3) 7. Peter further explains the idea from 1:10a: “for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble.” “These things” refers back to verses 5-7. WOW!!! I know that I learn as much or more from this as anybody. Because of this desire to study God’s Word, Peter tells us in the first three verses of chapter 2 that we will grow by laying aside certain things and desiring other things in their place. 5. Sure she can. Also I ask that you pray that they will be able to accurately diagnose the problem and that they will have the wisdom to propose a successful treatment procedure. 9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. Peter Wrote Two Letters Story Illustration This Peter Wrote Two Letters Story Illustration will help kids learn and remember that God used Peter to write part of the New Testament and these letters from Peter can help children, as well as all people, know how to live in order to honor the Lord. Is Peter telling us that we must be on the road to holiness in order to be saved, to "make our election" as Christians "sure?" 1:10). 2 Peter 1:11 - Lesson - Grow or die - It seems that if we aren’t growing as a Christian, we’re dying as one. Because of that temperance and patience thing ( Note to self practice!. Basis of our Lord doing a Prayer Ping on his thread he made confession. 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