The Day of the Lord 3 1Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. 2I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles. 3Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” 5But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. 8But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 10But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.[J] 11Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.[K] That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 13But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. 14So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. 15Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. 16He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction. 17Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position. 18But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
Angie Thompson DeSarro
I. Rationalize the Word   A. Twist it to what we want to hear. II. Are spiritually institutionalized?   A. The gate is open, but we don't want to leave without it. III. God gives us what we need.   A. He gives us the desire & power to please Him.   B. We must pull from His power to stay in His Word and keep with Him. IV. We are tempted and we give in because of...   A. Ignorant to Scripture   B. Lack Heart of God   C. Lack of Courage
I. Rationalize the Word   A. Twist it to what we want to hear. II. Are spiritually institutionalized?   A. The gate is open, but we don't want to leave without it. III. God gives us what we need.   A. He gives us the desire & power to please Him.   B. We must pull from His power to stay in His Word and keep with Him. IV. We are tempted and we give in because of...   A. Ignorant to Scripture   B. Lack Heart of God   C. Lack of Courage
phils
Echoes Jesus' words in Mark 13 which Peter is thought to have dictated. His vision of the last day is not a new revelation but taken direct from Jesus teaching. Peter fully absorbed and was faithful to the message he received. He didn't add to it but his years as an apostle without the direct presence of Jesus give us a great guide to how life as a Christian can be lived.
Echoes Jesus' words in Mark 13 which Peter is thought to have dictated. His vision of the last day is not a new revelation but taken direct from Jesus teaching. Peter fully absorbed and was faithful to the message he received. He didn't add to it but his years as an apostle without the direct presence of Jesus give us a great guide to how life as a Christian can be lived.
phils
Peter returns to his main theme making ch2 look like a digressionary rant. His writing is so spare elsewhere that ch2 stands out and betrays his continuing passion against those that would undermine the gospel. Here his message returns to a style of brevity that makes the points clearly but doesn't labour them.
Peter returns to his main theme making ch2 look like a digressionary rant. His writing is so spare elsewhere that ch2 stands out and betrays his continuing passion against those that would undermine the gospel. Here his message returns to a style of brevity that makes the points clearly but doesn't labour them.
michaelreyz
Be afraid and aware of the coming of The Lord and be ready for him.
Be afraid and aware of the coming of The Lord and be ready for him.
James Brown
I. The Outline Of 2 Peter    A. Part 1—True Faith        •2 Peter 1:1-4–Our Precious Faith        •2 Peter 1:5-11–Our Productive Faith        •2 Peter 1:12-15–Our Remembered Faith        •2 Peter 1:16-21–Our Reliable Faith    B. Part 2—False Teaching        •2 Peter 2:1-3–General Descriptions of False Teachers        •2 Peter 2:4-10a–Great Destruction of False Teachers        •2 Peter 2:10b-22–Grim Details of False Teachers    C. Part 3—A Case Study: Future Events        •2 Peter 3:1-10–Future Events and False Teaching        •2 Peter 3:11-18–Future Events and True Faith II. The Theme Of 2 Peter     A. True Faith          1. Faith is foundational              >Notice what Paul says about the believer's faith:              •True faith is given by God (1:1).              •True faith is sufficient for salvation and godliness (1:2-4).              •True faith is active 1:5-7).              •Faith is assuring (1:8-11).              •Faith is alert (1:12-15).              •Faith is word-driven (1:16-21).          2. Knowledge is key.              >Knowledge is truth personalized. Truth is static; knowledge is effective. It should not go without saying that truth alone is not enough to confront and defeat error. Otherwise, truth would have already won. Truth must be applied.              >For example, it is the knowledge of key truths that helps the believer avoid false teaching and living:              •The knowledge of salvation (1:1-4).              •The knowledge of sanctification (1:5-11).              •The knowledge of scripture (1:16-21).              •The knowledge of the Schemer (2:1-22).              •The knowledge of the second coming (3:1-18).              •In summary, the revealed knowledge of Jesus Christ (1:2; 3:18).              >Throughout this epistle, Peter demonstrates the practical importance of knowledge:              •Knowledge must be rehearsed (1:12-15).              •Knowledge begins in the head and affects the hand.              •Knowledge will result in stability (1:8, 10; 3:17).     B. False Teaching     C. The Case Study APPLICATION: How does this impact me? Take ownership of your faith! Learn the lesson of the Bereans who examined the scripture. Teach and learn to Truth at home. Take responsible for the Faith of those in your home. CONCLUSION: We must stand for truth, and we must protect our faith, and we must do so by "adding to our faith, knowledge." "Unlearned And ignorant men"— like Peter (Acts 4:13)—can make a powerful impact for true faith when they "have been with Jesus" and the knowledge that He gives.
I. The Outline Of 2 Peter    A. Part 1—True Faith        •2 Peter 1:1-4–Our Precious Faith        •2 Peter 1:5-11–Our Productive Faith        •2 Peter 1:12-15–Our Remembered Faith        •2 Peter 1:16-21–Our Reliable Faith    B. Part 2—False Teaching        •2 Peter 2:1-3–General Descriptions of False Teachers        •2 Peter 2:4-10a–Great Destruction of False Teachers        •2 Peter 2:10b-22–Grim Details of False Teachers    C. Part 3—A Case Study: Future Events        •2 Peter 3:1-10–Future Events and False Teaching        •2 Peter 3:11-18–Future Events and True Faith II. The Theme Of 2 Peter     A. True Faith          1. Faith is foundational              >Notice what Paul says about the believer's faith:              •True faith is given by God (1:1).              •True faith is sufficient for salvation and godliness (1:2-4).              •True faith is active 1:5-7).              •Faith is assuring (1:8-11).              •Faith is alert (1:12-15).              •Faith is word-driven (1:16-21).          2. Knowledge is key.              >Knowledge is truth personalized. Truth is static; knowledge is effective. It should not go without saying that truth alone is not enough to confront and defeat error. Otherwise, truth would have already won. Truth must be applied.              >For example, it is the knowledge of key truths that helps the believer avoid false teaching and living:              •The knowledge of salvation (1:1-4).              •The knowledge of sanctification (1:5-11).              •The knowledge of scripture (1:16-21).              •The knowledge of the Schemer (2:1-22).              •The knowledge of the second coming (3:1-18).              •In summary, the revealed knowledge of Jesus Christ (1:2; 3:18).              >Throughout this epistle, Peter demonstrates the practical importance of knowledge:              •Knowledge must be rehearsed (1:12-15).              •Knowledge begins in the head and affects the hand.              •Knowledge will result in stability (1:8, 10; 3:17).     B. False Teaching     C. The Case Study APPLICATION: How does this impact me? Take ownership of your faith! Learn the lesson of the Bereans who examined the scripture. Teach and learn to Truth at home. Take responsible for the Faith of those in your home. CONCLUSION: We must stand for truth, and we must protect our faith, and we must do so by "adding to our faith, knowledge." "Unlearned And ignorant men"— like Peter (Acts 4:13)—can make a powerful impact for true faith when they "have been with Jesus" and the knowledge that He gives.
Parker Qunnie
See Revelation 21
See Revelation 21
Johnny Ray
God is patient in waiting on us to follow his word Moses, Saul/Paul, Peter, Jonah
God is patient in waiting on us to follow his word Moses, Saul/Paul, Peter, Jonah
samjoned229
True religion is always growing in grace!! The more you grow in God, the softer you are on other people. The more mercy you have for others, the softer you will be on yourself. You will obtain more knowledge all the time... You will continually grow in your relationship with the Lord. Walk with Him, and seek Him more!! And more and more you will come to know about Him. Never be content in your relationship with Him... Only be content with an increase of closeness to Him! 
True religion is always growing in grace!! The more you grow in God, the softer you are on other people. The more mercy you have for others, the softer you will be on yourself. You will obtain more knowledge all the time... You will continually grow in your relationship with the Lord. Walk with Him, and seek Him more!! And more and more you will come to know about Him. Never be content in your relationship with Him... Only be content with an increase of closeness to Him! 
daryl_g_3
The blue sky is actually water also see Genesis 1:6-7
The blue sky is actually water also see Genesis 1:6-7
mattheworion
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http://blog.adw.org/2011/12/the-fire-next-time-mediation-on-the-epistle-for-the-second-sunday-of-advent/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-fire-next-time-mediation-on-the-epistle-for-the-second-sunday-of-advent
Can i read the Bible on my phone/tablet?
Selected Verses