Lesson No. 504
Book of Second Peter, Chapter 1
"Call to Godliness"

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Greetings from Peter
1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: 2 grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3 according as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. Character qualities to develop in life 5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 11 for so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Paying attention to Scripture 12  Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth. 13  Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; 14 knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. 15 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance. 16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. 19  We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

Lesson No. 504                             "Call to Godliness"

Book of Second Peter, Chapter 1                               03/08/2020

1)  Peter starts Chapter 1 by addressing people that have 'like precious faith', what is he referring to?  (Hint- verse 1)

2)  How does Peter say you increase your grace and peace?  (Hint: verse 2)

3)  Jesus gives us all things according to His divine power for 'life and godliness, but how do we obtain this?  Is teaching about Jesus important?  (Hint: verse 3)

4)  Peter goes on to talk about great and precious promises; how does he say we obtain them?  This divine nature, where does it come from?  (verse 4)

5)  Adding to this diving nature, Peter gives us a progression or 'spiritual stepping stones (verses 5-8): adding to faithvirtue, adding to virtue- knowledge, adding to knowledge- temperance, adding to temperance- patience, adding to patience- godliness, adding to godliness- brotherly kindness, adding to brotherly kindness- charity (love). 

6)  If we have these things, we will not be barren or unfruitful in the knowledge of Jesus, but if you lack these things, what happens?  (Hint- verse 9 and 10)

7)  This life in Christ results in what?  (Hint- verse 11)

8)  Peter gives the best explanation for studying the Bible together in verse 12.  This is the job of every teacher and pastor!  Peter says he will do this until the day he dies!  (verse 14 and 15)  Just like Jesus showed him.

9)  It's refreshing to hear where Peter got his teaching from; where does he say he learned about God?  (Hint- verse 16)

10)  Peter even talks about the experience on the Mount of Transfiguration.  What does he say in verses 17 and 18?  Why is this important to us?

11)  Peter closes in discussions about  'prophesy'.  He says our prophesy is a 'more sure word'.  What does he mean?  (Hint- verse 19, 20)  It's prophesy for all!

12)  As Peter is writing this letter, he is living out verse 21!  How cool is that!

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