Last week a number of people at St. Paul’s told the story of how they understood the Living God to have pursued them and even rescued them. You would think that having stood in front of a crowd, knees knocking and palms sweating, that their job is now over and they can relax until Jesus comes. Not so fast! Turns out that was just the beginning of the journey, the road ahead is now about being filled by the Spirit of Jesus and living in joyful obedience to Him.
One of the obstacles Christians learn to navigate is false teaching, not everything (or everyone!) that claims to be true is actually true. Listen in for how to stay in the Truth.
Study Questions: 2 Peter 1:1-11
1. Peter says that these baby Christians have a faith as precious as the one he has. How could he say that when he’d been so close to Jesus, saw so many fantastic miracles and saw Jesus back from the dead with his own eyes. How can your faith be ‘as precious’ as his?
2. What ‘great and valuable’ promises has God made to Christians?
3. Look at the “recipe” in verses 5, 6 & 7. Describe to each other what each term means. What in that list are you adding to your faith right now?
4. Peter says that you’re either adding to your faith or you’re forgetting about what God has done. He doesn’t offer a ‘stalled but holding’ middle option. What does it look like when a person is ‘blind and near sighted’ in their faith?
5. The passage talks about ‘receiving a rich welcome’ when the Kingdom comes in power. What do you imagine that looks like?