WAKE UP AND REMEMBER 2 Peter 1:12-21

TUESDAY 8/18/20
 
In verses 12 through 15 Peter makes the following statements:
“I intend to always remind”
 
“To stir up (arouse) by way of reminder”
 
“I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things.”
 
Peter is speaking of the qualities a Christian is to pursue in verses 5 through 7.
Faith – Goodness – Knowledge – Self-control – Steadfastness – Godliness – Kindness – Love
 
Give at least three possible reasons Peter stressed the importance of remembering and living out these qualities.  (Read 2 Peter 1:1-21)
 
1.  ______________________
2.  ______________________
3.  ______________________
 
There are at least eight or more reasons/benefits.)
 
Spend time in prayer today for the desire to pursue these qualities – pursuing a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
 
 
WEDNESDAY  8/19/20  2 Peter 1:12-21
 
Think of how much time you spend reading the Bible each week.  There are 168 hours in a week, so what percentage of your time do you spend in God’s Word?
 
If we truly value God’s Word, why don’t we spend more time in it?  Explain.
 
What do you think happens to Christians when they stop spending time reading the Word?  To a church?  To yourself?
 
What does the image of the lamp in Psalm 119:105 mean?  
 
How have you experienced (or not experienced) God’s Word serving in this way in your life?
 
Why do we often look for an emotional experience in our relationship with the Lord?
 
At church?  At an event?  Or even in our private life?
 
Explain/describe a true, life-changing encounter with the Lord.
 
Describe the difference between an emotional experience and a true, on-going encounter with the Lord.
 
Spend time today praying for a desire to be in the Word – Reading – Studying – Meditating – Praying!
 
 
 
THURSDAY  8/20/20  2 Peter 1:12-21
 
What is a false teacher?  How can you recognize one?
 
Why do people in the church as well as non-Christians “fall for” false teaching?
 
Identify a false teaching you have encountered or heard promoted in the past or present.
 
How did you know it was false teaching?
 
In verses 16 through 18 Peter states “we” (Peter, James, and John) were not only eye witnesses of His majesty, but also they heard the very voice of God – “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased.”
 
Read Luke 9:28-36 – The Transfiguration
 
What impact do you think the experience of the transfiguration had on Peter?  What impact does it have on you?
 
 
 
FRIDAY  8/21/20  2 Peter 1:12-21
 
Back to the Basics!
 
How important are the basics in sports?  Continuing on-going practice of the basics in any sport?  What if you spend very little time on training in the basics – skipping spring training or off-season?  What if you go straight into the season without any preparation?  Who wins?
 
Read 2 Peter 1:5-7 again!
 
Pursuing these qualities are necessary for a believer’s foundation – spiritual growth.
 
Have you ever been guilty of knowing something but failing to act on it?
 
Have you ever struggled with or failed to apply biblical characteristics or truth in making decisions?
 
Pursuing the basics in spiritual growth leads us to a greater understanding and a more intimate relationship with our Savior.
 
How does the Bible help us test cults and other religions?
 
Spend time praying today for a pursuit of the basics – building a foundation on Jesus Christ!
 
 
 
SATURDAY  8/22/20  2 Peter 1:12-21
 
What part does the Holy Spirit play in Bible study?
 
What are some ways we can get more involved with God’s Word?
 
Peter said “…I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things.”
 
How important is it for you to pursue the basics and to build your foundation on Jesus Christ?
 
Please spend time praying for the message tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. – 2 Peter 2:1-9 – “Beware of Counterfeits”.