2 Peter 1:10-15

Therefore, Peter’s using Paul’s favorite transition phrase for sure. brothers, He’s addressing fellow believers. This is only important because of his next statement. be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, We don’t earn our salvation. Christ has already done all that needs to be done in that regard. What we do … Continue reading 2 Peter 1:10-15

2 Peter 1:5-9

5 For this very reason, Peter here ties the previous section to this with phrase. There’s a reason why we should do this and he’s about to tell us what that reason is. make every effort to supplement your faith There is a partical, lived out part to the Chrisitans life. It’s not just a self reflection … Continue reading 2 Peter 1:5-9

2 Peter 1:3-4

I am getting so much from this slow march through Peter’s letters. I realize just how much I miss my skimming over it or reading without really taking into account what I’m reading. No jet ski action this time around. We’re doning our scuba gear and getting in the deep. Let’s go. 3 His divine power … Continue reading 2 Peter 1:3-4

2 Peter 1:1-2

Greeting 1 Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. Peter starts off with two “new” titles he didn’t use in … Continue reading 2 Peter 1:1-2

1 Peter 5:12-14

12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him, I have written briefly to you, exhorting and declaring that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it. 13 She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings, and so does Mark, my son. 14 Greet one another with the kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are … Continue reading 1 Peter 5:12-14

1 Peter 5:6-11

6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your … Continue reading 1 Peter 5:6-11

1 Peter 5:1-5

Shepherd the Flock of God 5 So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: 2 shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight,[a] not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you;[b] not for shameful gain, but … Continue reading 1 Peter 5:1-5

1 Peter 4:12-19

Suffering as a Christian 12 Beloved, Peter starts with a very common title for his audience. They are believers and beloved. They are loved by Petre, but more assuredly they are loved by Christ. do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.  … Continue reading 1 Peter 4:12-19