May 21, 2023 - Sunday 10:00 AM CST
2 Peter 3:11—18
11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens burning will be destroyed, and the elements will melt with intense heat!
13 But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
14 Therefore, beloved, since you are looking for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,
15 and consider the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you,
16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.
17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard lest you, having been carried away by the error of unprincipled men, fall from your own steadfastness,
18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
Referenced Scripture: Revelation 21:1
“There is no reason to adjust one’s life to the values and mores of this age of the world, for this age is coming to an end. It would be like investing in a firm that was about to crash. Rather, one ought to be living now the lifestyle of the promised coming age, a lifestyle that will mark one out as a person who belongs to that age and will make the coming judgment a welcome event rather than a dreaded one.” Dr. Peter H. Davids
“As you walk the streets of London, remember you’ve got the reputation of God in your hands.” Charles Spurgeon
“Even the most dedicated of Christians can get into trouble if they get itchy ears. They can be led away by the sophisticated rhetoric of the gnostics of our day.” Dr. R.C. Sproul
“Our author’s wisdom says that safety is found in moving toward Jesus Christ. Direction is critical; speed is almost immaterial. If one is moving in the right direction, one is far more secure than if one is simply trying to hold your ground.” Dr. Peter H. Davids