Jesus is Coming Again
2 Peter 3
(This message is online at: northwestchurch.church) - Use this listening guide as you watch the video worship services online. This will also have questions you can use with your connect group.
__________________ times – it is spoken of or alluded to
_______ times Jesus personally referred to it
And _______ times – we are told TO BE READY FOR IT
1. We look back to the _______________________
the cure for spiritual _____________– is always Scriptural _____________
2. Look around at _____________________
3. Look ahead to the ______________________
VS. 9 – “The Lord is _______________________ toward us, not willing that any perish, but that all come to repentance.”
2 Peter 3:14 --- 14 Therefore, dear friends, while you wait for these things, make every effort to be found at peace with Him without spot or blemish
"The purest minds need stirring up at times. It would be a great pity to stir up impure minds. That would only be to do mischief; but pure minds may be stirred as much as you please, and the more the better." (Spurgeon)
"As God is not willing that any should perish, and as he is willing that all should come to repentance, consequently he has never devised nor decreed the damnation of any man, nor has he rendered it impossible for any soul to be saved." (Clarke)
What do you think about firemen, paramedics and police men and women? Do you think it’s incredible the lengths they go to save someone’s life?
APPLY THE Scripture : According to 2 Peter 3:1-4, why did Peter write this epistle?
Q1— Did Peter see any difference in the authority of Old Testament prophets or what the apostles have written?
Q2—Pastor Paul made the statement: “the cure for spiritual lethargy – is always Scriptural prophecy… “ What does that mean to you?
Q3— 5. Do men have a tendency to willfully forget crucial matters? 2 Peter 3:5.
Q4— Have you ever thought that God seems slow? What needs to take place so we can understand that we can have patience and trust in Him and His timing?
Q5—2. Where does your thinking need to be stimulated? How does remembering what our Lord has done for you in the past help strengthen your faith for the future?
A LITTLE LOVE HOMEWORK:
What do you need to do so to be always thinking about Christ? To be focused upon Christ? How would focusing your mind more on being in Christ help you see the hope He brings? How would it affect your daily life? What is stopping you from doing this?
· TALK ABOUT the series Nail It Down and how we can commit to settle the important teachings of God’s Word
He finished – ________________________– what we couldn’t
BUT he wants us to see the __________________ –the ___________________________
Have you noticed that those who are the ________________ are not always the most _________________.
Galatians 6:14 14 May I never boast except IN the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.