2 Peter 1 Outline
– The apostle Peter greets the church (2 Peter 1:1-2)
– Living a life that please God (2 Peter 1:3-15)
– The return of the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:17-21)
2 Peter 1 Bible Study
In 2 Peter 1:1-2, this is the second letter written by Simon Peter, the apostle of Jesus. Grace and peace is a standard form of greeting towards the followers of Christ. Grace and peace will be in you when you follow Jesus and
regularly have fellowship with him.
In 2 Peter 1:3-4, the Holy Spirit gives us power to live a holy life that pleases God. As children of God, we get to inherit all God’s promises. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can overcome our evil desires. Jesus can has already set us free from all kinds of sins and weaknesses when he raised from the dead on the third day. All we need to do now is to have faith in him and claim this victory.
In 2 Peter 1:5-9, we must always improve our faith so that we can grow in the Lord progressively. A Christian life should not be stagnant and without improvement. We can improve ourselves in many ways for example setting aside a time of devotion to God, serving God, seld control and etc. We must always live in peace with others and help others as often as we can.
In 2 Peter 1:10-11, you must follow Jesus closely and imitate his character. Reading the Bible allows you to know God more. When you read the Bible, you will know what it means to live a holy life for God. The Bible is what God wants to speak to you. When you have God’s words, it will be easy for you to face all kinds of obstacles in life.
In 2 Peter 1:12-15, we must hold firmly to the teaching of Christ and never deviate from it. If someone tries to preach a different gospel, be sure to examine it by referencing the Bible. Not all preachers preach the truth so you must know how to discern. There are many Christian denominations but not all are correct. You can ask God to give you the wisdom to discern between the right and false prophets. Peter says he is going to die in the reare future so he ought to keep on remining them to hold steadfastly to Christ’s teaching.
In 2 Peter 1:16-18, Peter was one of the three disciples whom Jesus brought to the high mountain and transfigured before them (Matthew 17:1-20). We must pay attention to God’s words. Jesus is coming for the second time soon. In the first advent, Jesus comes as a savior to save all mankind from their sins. Jesus is coming back again to judge the nations of this world. Each man will be judged according to his deeds. Whatever the prophets said are inspired by the Holy Spirit.