BEWARE OF COUNTERFEITS! 2 Peter 2:1-9 August 25-29

TUESDAY  8/25/20  2 Peter 2:1-9
How would you feel if you invested all of your savings in a fraudulent company?  You lost all you had saved for the future?
How would you feel if your friend, husband or wife, or your children were led astray by a false teacher?  Following a counterfeit belief?
What are some of the false teachings in our culture today?
How are these teachings affecting the Church today?
Read 2 Peter 2:1-3 – Four Tactics of False Prophets
  • What do false prophets bring in? ____________________ verse 1
  • What do false prophets deny? ____________________ verse 1
  • What do false prophets follow/pursue? ____________________ verse 2
  • False prophets are consumed with ____________________! verse 3                                                                    
Spend time today praying for the Word and the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom and discernment in today’s culture and teaching — revealing Truth and discerning false words.
WEDNESDAY  8/26/20  2 Peter 2:1-9
False teachers exploit you with false words (from the Greek word “plastos” – from which we get the English word “plastic“) that can be twisted to mean anything they want!  verse 3
False teachers follow the same pattern as Satan when he deceived Eve – Genesis 3:1-6.
  • First – He questioned God’s Word.  Genesis 3:1
  • Second – He denied God’s Word.  Genesis 3:4
  • Third – He substituted his own lie.  Genesis 3:4                                                                                                
Identify a false teaching you have heard or experienced that follows these three steps.
Why are people accepting these teachings?
THURSDAY  8/27/20  2 Peter 2:1-9
Read 2 Timothy 4:3-4
How important is doctrine?  Sound teaching?
Why do some churches (people) desire to hear things that will not challenge or convict?
Describe teachings that are considered comfortable – non-challenging – requiring very little commitment.
What is the end result of false teaching?  2 Peter 2:3b, 4-6
Peter gives three examples of judgement.
  • verse 4 ____________________
  • verse 5 ____________________
  • verse 6 ____________________
Describe the world before the flood!
Describe the morals of Sodom and Gomorrah!
Contrast these two examples to today’s culture and morals.
Spend time praying that individually and as a church we will stand firm on the Word of God.
*That the value of doctrine and sound teaching will be taught in the home and the church.
FRIDAY  8/28/20  2 Peter 2:1-9
Jesus Christ – “A Living Hope”  1 Peter 1:3-4, John 14:1-6
True believers delivered!  2 Peter 2:5-9a
Why were Noah and Lot delivered from judgement?
Define compromise!
Why do we see believers compromising their faith?
What are some of the influences/temptations that cause people to compromise?
Why do some churches compromise their teaching?
Spend time today praying that the Lord will give you the desire to spend time in the Word and prayer pursuing Truth/Jesus Christ!
Pray that any temptation to compromise will be defeated by the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life and the Church!
SATURDAY  8/29/20  2 Peter 2:1-9
Verse nine says “the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials,”
There is hope in Jesus Christ!  1 Thessalonians 5:9-10
Spend time today thanking the Lord for the salvation He has given us through Jesus Christ!
Pray for Sound Doctrine and Teaching!
Pray for the message tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.  2 Peter 2:10-16  “Marked Men”