Archive for November, 2013

Saturday of the Sunday Next Before Advent – 2 Peter 3:11-18

Share2 Peter 3:11-18             Have you heard the news?  Jesus Christ is coming again! This is one of God’s sure promises.  But if it’s true (and it is), then what kind of person should you be as a result? This is St. Peter’s great question to us today. Some in Peter and Paul’s day thought […]

November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Friday Sunday Next Before Advent – 2 Peter 3:1-10

Share2 Peter 3:1-10 Beloved, there are two things you need to know from this passage.  First, the God that created the heavens and the earth is the one who preserves them and can also destroy them.  Second, that God is not slack concerning His promises.  Therefore, let us have confidence in our God because He […]

November 28, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of the Sunday Next Before Advent – 2 Peter 2:10-22

Share2 Peter 2:10-22 We must be careful with the way we present the gospel of Jesus Christ.  I don’t just mean that we should avoid the errors of false teachers, which is obviously a critical task.  I also mean that we must take great care to present the entire gospel, in its full strength, and […]

November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of the Sunday Next Before Advent – 2 Peter 2:1-10a

Share2 Peter 2:1-10a             There is a dark side of many of the New Testament Epistles.  But it occurs in some form in just about every New Testament letter: it is the subject of false teachers. I have avoided it in my meditations so far because it hasn’t directly been a part of my experience, […]

November 26, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday of the Sunday Next Before Advent – 2 Peter 1:12-21

Share 2 Peter 1:18-21 is perhaps the most important Scripture in Scripture about Scripture.  In it, St. Peter tells us the value of Scripture, the origin of Scripture, and the way to guard Scripture. What we do together every morning in Give Us This Day is utterly dependent upon what we believe about the Word […]

November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Monday of the Sunday Next Before Advent – 2 Peter 1:1-11

Share2 Peter 1:1-11 Is it just me – or does St. Peter in this passage deal with the same theme we just saw in Colossians – that God is absolutely sovereign and man is accountable before Him?  Isn’t this another variation on the theme of God’s grace in our lives and the necessity of good […]

November 24, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 25 – 1 Peter 3:1-12

Share1 Peter 3:1-12 In a world that has more people in it than ever before, there is also more loneliness in the world than ever before.  We often live away from our families – either geographically or in degree of harmony.  We don’t know our neighbors. People are looking for a genuinely loving community to […]

November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Trinity 25 – 1 Peter 5:8-14

Share1 Peter 5:8-14 “What went wrong?” This is a question that the Church in every age has asked herself.  We should not think that we’re alone in rightly asking this question.  It was certainly a question many churchmen asked themselves before, during, and after the Reformation period. In 1833, the Church of England was in […]

November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 25 – 1 Peter 5:1-7

Share1 Peter 5:1-7             When my oldest daughter Renee was 2, I began to write Renee Stories, one of which was Renee’s Upsee-dee-dee (her word for “Upside”) Down Day. In this story, her bed and all the books she had not put away from the night before were all on the ceiling, and a light […]

November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity 25 – 1 Peter 4:12-19

Share1 Peter 4:12-19 The truth is that we as Christians suffer.  As our Lord first suffered, we must suffer.  This isn’t a very popular teaching.  You won’t hear many other preachers preaching about it these days.  But it’s one of the most profound and potent truths that God wants to teach us through His Son. […]

November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments More