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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...

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II Peter 1:16-21 “False Teachers”

In the first chapter of his second letter, Peter established that there was nothing more important or more powerful than our knowledge, our correct, true, intimate knowledge of Jesus. Peter said that he knew Jesus by experience, but then wrote that even more sure than his experience with Jesus is the witness of the Word...

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II Peter 1:16-21 “A Surer Confirmation”

In a time when the validity of Jesus’ testimony was being questioned, when those who followed Him were being mocked as fools and the events of His life disregarded as myths, fables and fairy tales, Peter established two witnesses as evidence, his experience and God’s Word. Today we live in a culture that disregards Jesus...

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II Peter 1:12-15 “Reminded”

The first 11 verses of Peter’s second letter have been a call to recognize that everything we need, the multiplication of grace and peace, the power for holy living, the strength to stand and the promise to never stumble are all found in intimate, continual, and correct knowledge of Jesus. The more we know Christ,...