Persevering to Godliness

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We are called to Godliness so that we might be God-colours and God-flavours to the world (Matthew 5: 13-16), ready always to give an answer for our hope with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3: 15).
Peter’s second letter to the churches reminds us that we should allow God to continue working in us so that we will see fruit in our changed behaviours, and subsequent fruit in our relationships with each other and with those who are yet to believe in Him.
Being planted in God’s true word we will avoid pitfalls and be ready for the coming of Christ, which will “come like a thief” (2 Peter 3:10) and produce for those that believe what “we are looking forward to: a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13).

Encouragement to look forward.


2 Peter 3: 8-18. The Lord will return as promised and it will be unexpected and dramatic. As foreigners in this world (1 Peter 2:11) we can look forward to our homecoming – to a new heaven and a new earth. So “what kind of people ought (we) to be”? (v11). We ought to be […]

Encouragement to look around.

2 Peter 3: 1 – 9. Looking up to receive from God, looking back into Scripture and heeding His warning [in other words the last three weeks of teaching] prepares us for “wholesome thinking” (v1). We can see that God the creator is in control of history bringing openings and closings as He chooses. His […]

Encouragement to look out.


2 Peter 2 ; Numbers 22: 21 – 35. The world is broken (v20) and will seek to distract and divert with untruth if care is not shown. So we need to look up to God to receive his Spirit, look back into Scripture to know his truth and then trust that “the Lord knows […]

Encouragement to look back.


2 Peter 1: 16 – 21 ; 2 Peter 3: 15 – 16. We can know that our faith is founded on sure foundations when we turn to the eye-witness accounts in scripture and the Holy Spirit inspired communication through the Prophets (representing the Old Testament) and Peter and Paul (representing the New Testament). Reading […]

Encouragement to look up.


2 Peter 1: 1 – 15. We need to acknowledge all that we have received and are receiving from our loving God. Our response is to grow more like Jesus, that we might be effective and productive. A rich welcome will then await in the eternal kingdom.