Text: 2 Peter 2: 1-22 ( cf. Acts 17:11; 1 John 4: 1) An essential part of Christian maturity is the ability to discern true from false, even when the church’s spiritual leaders present it in biblical language. This is clearly demonstrated to us by our today’s passage which opens by pointing out that false[…]

Text: 2 Peter 1: 1-21 Today’s passage reveals to us the need for Christians to grow and mature in the grace and true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. The first section of the passage urges us to understand that God’s provision and the apostolic truth of Jesus Christ is sufficient for spiritual maturity and[…]

Text: 1 Peter 5:1-14 Having called us to humility in our Christian living and service (vv. 1-7), Peter offers a very incisive and practical teaching on the nature of the devil, how he acts, and how Christians can prevail against him. Note what Peter points out as the single resource that alone can vanquish the[…]

Text: 1 Peter 4:1-19 Today’s passage concludes the teaching on the painful subject of Christian suffering with a final exhortation in Verse 19. What the passage points out to us is that we must not let the pain of suffering dissuade us from a course of doing good as we follow Christ. The emphasis here[…]

Text: 1 Peter 3:1-22 Today’s passage is a summary of the Spirit and godly fruits of living out our faith in all areas of our lives. It spells out general principles to apply in different life situations (vv. 8-11) and the glorious results of trusting and obeying God even when believers find themselves on the[…]

Text: 1 Peter 2: 1-25 In this passage, we see another practical exhortation to spiritual growth. In verse 1, Peter begins by giving us a list of sins to be mortified. Note the attention that Peter attaches to this representative list of those sins most antithetical to the holy love enjoined in chapter 1: 13-25,[…]

Tex: 1 Peter1: 1- 25 In today’s portion of Scripture, Peter begins by reminding believers in Christ of their position and by describing the spiritual blessings it bestows upon them: multiplied grace and peace (v.2), a living hope (v.3), a lasting inheritance (vv. 4-5) and a joyful spirit (vv. 6-9). He then brings out helpful[…]

Text: 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18 Paul is commanding the Christians in Thessalonica especially those lazy and disorderly ones that if they do not work then they should not eat (v.10). At the same time Paul is encouraging the working believers not to grow weary in the process of helping the poor in their community. This came[…]

Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 Paul is encouraging the brethren to stand fast and hold the tradition which they were taught, whether by word or the Epistle (v.15). As a Christian it is important to note that in the environment where there is agitation, one should pray for strength and develop a firm stand. In an[…]

Text: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 Paul had a prayerful life as exemplified four times in this Epistle (v.12; 2:16; 3:1-5, 16). He prays for the Christians that God would count them worthy of His calling. That their behavior would be consistent with their identity in Christ. This prayer applies to us today, our lives should manifest[…]