Sermon Notes

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God’s Judgment 

2 Peter 2:4-10 Since God is just, we can be assured that he will rescue the godly from trials and judge those who are his enemies. God did not spare angels when they sinned. God did not spare the ancient world. God did not spare the cities of Sodom and...

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The God of Our Salvation

Ephesians 1:3-14 We should be amazed at grace—that our Triune God saves us for our greatest benefit, for His sovereign purposes, and for His ultimate glory. I.   The Father plans our salvation (v. 3-6). A.  The Father chose us according to his sovereign purposes....

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Identifying False Teachers

2 Peter 2:1-3 If we are going to receive entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, then we must recognize and reject false teachers and their false teaching.  False teachers are deceptive. "The words ‘destructive heresies’ indicate fatally ruinous...

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Remember the Gospel

2 Peter 1:12-15 Finishing well requires us to remember and return to the truths of the gospel, over and over again, day after day. Remembering sustains our godliness (v.12). "The believer’s future hope will be fully realized as godly character is nurtured through...

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The Glory of Christ and the Prophetic Word

2 Peter 1:16-21 We can hope in the final return of Christ because of the eyewitness accounts of the apostles but even more because of the trustworthiness of Scripture. I.  The Blessing of Apostolic Witness (v. 16-18) “And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and...

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Fruitful and Effective Lives (Part II)

2 Peter 1:5-11 Since God has called us to his own glory and excellence through faith in Jesus Christ, we must make every effort to confirm this calling by growing in our faith. Growing in our faith will help us be fruitful and effective. "Peter is convinced that true...

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Fruitful and Effective Lives (Part 1)

2 Peter 1:5-11 “True success is attained only through the satisfaction of knowing you did everything within the limits of your ability to become the very best that you are capable of doing.”—John Wooden “We should keep our dreams within the realm of...

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Walk in Christ

Colossians 2:6-7 We must walk out our faith in Christ today just like the first day we received Jesus as Lord. Our walk with Christ began by receiving Him as Lord. "No man can be said to be truly converted to Christ who has not bent his will to Christ. He may give...

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The Gospel Wellspring of Kindness, Humility & Forgiveness

Colossians 3:12-13 I.  The Wellspring of Grace: How has God dealt with us? A.  We are God's chosen ones. (Deut 7:6-8 and Eph 1:4) B.  We are God's holy ones. (Col 1:2 and 1 Cor 1:2) C.  We are God's beloved ones. (Deut 10:14-15; Isaiah 62:3-5; 1 John 3:1; John 17:23)...

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Power and Promises

2 Peter 1:3-4 Jesus has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness; therefore, we must take hold of him and his promises alone. Through Jesus Christ we have been given all things for life and godliness. “It's not flashy, and it doesn’t have a big...

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