The Book of Second Peter
A TEXTUAL WORKSHEET
"So, I will always remind you of these things"
  (2 Peter 1:12a)


(Roman and Capital Headings from Ryrie Study bible
Rest of outline based on text: Ed)

 

2 Peter - Addressing Faith, False Teaching, and The Second Advent

Chapter 1:1-11

 

I.             Greetings, 1:1-2

II.            The Development of Faith, 1:3-21

                A.            The Growth of Faith, 1:1-11

                B.            The Ground of Faith, 1:12-21

III.           The Denouncing of False Teachers, 2:1-22

                A.            Their Conduct, 2:1-3

                B.            Their Condemnation, 2:4-10a

                C.            Their Characteristics, 2:10b-22

IV.          The Design of the Future, 3:1-18

                A.            Derision, 3:1-7

                B.            Delay, 3:8-9

                C.            Dissolution, 3:10-13

                D.            Diligence, 3:14-18

 


 

GREETINGS, 1:1-2:

“Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;”

 

DISCUSS

1.       How does Peter refer to himself?  – in detail

2.       To whom does Peter address his letter?

3.       How did they receive their faith?

4.       If they received their faith, what does that imply?

5.       What does Peter imply about the relationships between Grace, Peace, and the knowledge of God and of Jesus Our Lord?


 

2 Peter 1:1-11, Spiritual Growth can be seen as "Building a building."

                I.             Building a building requires THE RIGHT INVESTOR, 1:3-4

                II.            Building a building requires FOLLOWING THE BUILDING CODES, 1:5-7

                III.           Building a building requires BUILDING WITH GROWTH IN MIND, 1:8-10

                IV.          Building a building requires BUILDING WITH THE MOVE IN MIND, 1:11

 


 

I.                    Building a building requires THE RIGHT INVESTOR, 1:3-4 (God’s Part in this)

“3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 4 For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.”

 

Discuss:

1.       Seeing that

2.       His divine power

3.       Has granted to us

4.       Everything pertaining to life and godliness

5.       Through

6.       The True Knowledge of Him who called us

7.       By

8.       His own glory and excellence.

 

 

God’s Power is “Money in the Bank.”

God’s Promises are “Checks He has written for you to deposit.”

 


 

II.            Building a building requires FOLLOWING THE BUILDING CODES, 1:5-7 (Your part in this)

“5 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, 6 and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, 7 and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.”

 

Discuss:

1.       Now

2.       For

3.       This very reason also

4.       Applying all diligence

5.       In your faith supply moral excellence

6.       In your moral excellence, Knowledge

7.       In your Knowledge, Self-Control

8.       In your Self-Control, Perseverance

9.       In your Perseverance, Godliness

10.   In your Godliness, Brotherly Kindness

11.   In your Brotherly Kindness, Love

 

The Seven requirements of God’s “building plans.”

“What God EXPECTS you to attempt He EMPOWERS you to achieve.”

“Spiritual GROWTH always involves Co-operation.”

“The Composer creates the score, the Musician performs what is written in the score.”

 


 

III.           Building a building requires BUILDING WITH GROWTH IN MIND, 1:8-10

“8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;”

 

1.       For if

2.       These qualities

3.       Are yours and are increasing

4.       They render you neither useless or unfruitful

5.       In the True Knowledge of OUR Lord Jesus Christ

6.       For he who lacks these qualities

7.       Is blind or short-sighted

8.       Having forgotten his purification from his former sins.

9.       Therefore

10.   Brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you
 

11.   For as long as you PRACTICE these things, you will never stumble

 

 

“Building with God in mind.”

 

Gen 49:22

“Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches climb over a wall.”

 


 

IV.          Building a building requires BUILDING WITH THE MOVE IN MIND, 1:11

“11 for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.”

 

1.       For

2.       In This Way

3.       The entrance into the Eternal Kingdom

4.       Of OUR Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

5.       Will be abundantly supplied to you.

 

“The GAINS of heaven will more than make up for the LOSSES on earth.”

 


 

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