Deuteronomy 7: Warnings about the World

Deuteronomy 7: Warnings about the World

The first few chapters in Deuteronomy are full of gratitude. Moses reminds the Israelites over and over again that they did not earn God’s favor or their own salvation. Everything they had was because of God’s grace. Out of that gratitude, Moses urged the...
2 Peter: The Judgment to Come

2 Peter: The Judgment to Come

Relevant reading: 2 Peter 3:1–7, 10 After a brief review, Ken turns to the final chapter of 2 Peter and its themes of hope and judgment. Contextualizing Our Past in Light of Our Future Destiny (verses 1–2) We all have a tendency to forget the most important truths...
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...
Deuteronomy 7: Warnings about the World

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...