2 Peter 3 Outline
– Jesus will return soon (2 Peter 3:1-18)
2 Peter 3 Bible Study
In 2 Peter 3:1-2, Peter wants the people to remember about the the prophecies made by prophets in the Old Testament. There are several prophets of the Old Testamnt that prophesy about the Lord Jesus Christ. Everything that the prophets prophesied will happen just as they say because God always keep his words. Everything that is prophesied in the Old and New Testament will happen in the proper sequence.
In 2 Peter 3:3-7, Peter says that some people may claim that Jesus is not coming back since there is no sign of it. But we must always live like we are in the last days, that Jesus is coming back soon. Jesus says that in the last days, there will be a lot of natural disasters. One natural disaster will happen after another. Right now, if you watch the news, you will notice that natural disaster is happening one after another in different locations around the world. There has been in an increasing number of natural disasters occuring around the world every year so it means that the day that Jesus comes back is getting closer and closer (Matthew 24:7, Mark 13:8, Luke 21:11) The first time God destroyed the earth was during Noah days. During Noah days, God was angry with the sin of the people and he sent rain for 40 days so that every living being was drowned except Noah and his family. We are living in the age of the second heaven and earth. After the judgment day, God will destroy the earth with fire. Then, there will be a new earth and heaven.
In 2 Peter 3:8-9, one thousand years is equal to one day to the Lord. God always keep his promises. He want everyone to be saved yet there are many people with stubborn hearts and won’t repent. God always keep his word. He never tell lies. As long as you put our faith in him, we will be able to claim his promises.
In 2 Peter 3:10-16, Jesus is coming back soon for the second time. No one knows when Jesus will come back. The day will surprise us as no one knows when exactly the first rapture will occur. You want to make sure that you are prepared for that day. You must abide in all the Lord’s commandments and doing his will so that you won’t be left behind by the first rapture. Peter is telling the people that he fully agree with what Paul wrote in his epistles. Paul wrote several books in the New Testament including Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, Philemon, Titus, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, 1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians. Many people are unable to understand Paul’s epistles because they don’t have the guidance of the Holy Spirit. To be able to understand God’s words, you must be guided by the Holy Spirit. Every Christian is filled with Holy Spirit. The role of the Holy Spirit is to help you to know God and walk in his ways.
In 2 Peter 3:17-18, it is important that you cling on to Jesus tightly so that you won’t be led away from the truth. You must always examine the bible for confirmation before believing anything. if you get confused and don’t understand, you can ask your pastor.
Jesus to help you. You should also ask church leaders to pray for your weaknesses.“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20 KJV)