God's Promises and Christ's Return

July 8, 2018 Preacher: Steve Thiel Series: 2 Peter

Topic: 2 Peter Passage: 2 Peter 3:1–18


2 Peter 3:1-18
July 8, 2018

Sermon Theme: True knowledge of God, which always manifests itself in righteous living, is grounded in the promises of God and certainty of Christ’s return, which compels believers to be growing in godliness.

I. Reminder of Christ’s Return – (3:1-10)
   A. Because of the prophets and apostles – (vv.1-2)
   B. Because of the “last day” scoffers – (vv.3-10)
       1. Description of these scoffers – (vv.3-4)
          i. Following their own sinful desires
          ii. Questioning Christ’s return
       2. Correction to their scoffing – (vv.5-10)
          i. What they deliberately overlook
          ii. What we must not overlook

II. Ramifications of Christ’s Return – (3:11-18)
   A. We are to be a godly people – (vv.11-12)
   B. We are to be a diligent people – (vv.13-14)
   C. We are to be a word-based people –.15-16)
   D. We are to be a stable people – (v.17)
   E. We are to be a growing people – (v.18)

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