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Introduction “Why Revelation?”

Tonight, we begin our verse by verse study of the book of Revelation. Some might be asking, “Why Revelation?” To answer that rightly we have to understand what Revelation is. It is, first and foremost, Scripture. It is inspired by God and purposed to equip us to know God and make Him known. Revelation is...

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II Peter 3:14-18 “Conclusion: Back to Where We Started”

  As Peter ends his second letter, he brings us back to where he started, calling the church to find that all they need in the knowledge of Jesus is found in the Word of God. Sometimes our desire for something new robs us of the truth we have already been given. No one sets...

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II Peter 3:5-9 “Choose Not to Forget”

In II Peter 3:5, Peter makes his final statement about the false teachers and mockers that he has been warning the church of. He writes that they “willfully forget”. Have you ever made up your mind about an opinion, a person or a situation and then, once your mind was made up, nothing could change...

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II Peter 3:1-4 “Another Reminder”

IWe often look for new answers when all we truly need are fresh reminders. Peter begins the third chapter of this letter by reminding his readers that the questions of scoffers can be answered by the truth they have already believed. Many of us don’t test well because we fear questions, but Peter’s effort in...

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II Peter 2:18-22 “Immaturity”

What protects us from sin’s deceitfulness and leads us into the way of righteousness? Tonight, we will finish Peter’s warning to and description of false teachers. The conclusion of this passage is a clear call to maturity and an exposure of immaturity. Peter teaches that false teachers are not those without knowledge, but rather they...

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Blog: Purim–Details Not Destiny

Tomorrow, at sundown, marks the Jewish celebration of Purim, two days to remember and celebrate the deliverance of the Jews from the hands of the Persian Viceroy Haman as detailed in the book of Esther. It’s a time to gather, to remember Purim and to pray for the protection and peace of Israel. Part of...

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II Peter 2:9-17 “Spots”

In II Peter chapter 2, we see Peter’s clear and descriptive teaching about false teachers in the church. It’s not Peter’s aim to cause fear in the church or to bring condemnation on the false teachers, he’s working to teach the church of God’s power to deliver and to warn the false teachers of God’s...

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Blog: A Lenten Awakening 2019

Tomorrow begins this year’s Lenten season. Lent is simply the 40 plus days between “Ash Wednesday” and Resurrection Sunday. The purpose of the season is supposed to be personal and corporate preparation to rightly celebrate the resurrection of Christ. It’s often a time of prayer, doing penance, repentance of sins and self-denial. To some it...

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II Peter 2:4-11 “Destruction and Deliverance”

II Peter chapter 2 is almost completely about false teachers. Peter gives warnings about them, he reveals who they are and how they operate, and he promises that they will be judged to the point of destruction. If we aren’t careful, it can be a chapter that sounds fearful or hopeless, but in the middle...