2 Peter: The Timing of God

2 Peter: The Timing of God

Relevant reading: 2 Peter 3:8–9 When will Christ return? The false teachers whom Peter addressed believed that Jesus would not return. After all, many years had passed, and they had expected Him to return quickly. Because of this, they thought that He would not come...
2 Peter: The Nature of False Teachers

2 Peter: The Nature of False Teachers

Relevant reading: 2 Peter 2:10b–22 How do we recognize false teachers? Many of them are in our own churches, and they seem to be a part of the body of Christ. But there are distinguishing marks, and Peter discusses those marks in chapter 2 of his epistle. He does so...
2 Peter: The Fate of the False Teachers

2 Peter: The Fate of the False Teachers

Relevant reading: 2 Peter 2:4–10a This week’s passage focuses on false teachers, continuing Peter’s discussion in verses 1–3. Now he adds a new dimension to his discussion. Having spoken of the presence of false teachers among the church, Peter goes on to...
2 Peter: Catching the Counterfeits

2 Peter: Catching the Counterfeits

Relevant reading: 2 Peter 2:1–3 What do “magic-eye” pictures have in common with false teachers? Both, in some sense, are counterfeit images—they fool us until we get a clear picture of them. False Teaching Although we may hesitate to label something as...
2 Peter: The Light of the Morning Star

2 Peter: The Light of the Morning Star

Relevant reading: 2 Peter 1:19–21 In spite of our many advancements in this world, we are in a dark place. The world is engulfed in spiritual darkness, and counterfeits abound. The Lamp of Scripture The imagery of a lamp shining shows that our next steps are revealed...