Sermons on 2 Peter
Where is the Church in Jesus life? Good question, since Jesus only says the word twice. But when He talks about the Church, it is very weighty. We need the Church – to grow, to learn, to love each other. The Church needs us – to encourage each other, to help each other. The Church was born in song, it is an act of worship and God blesses us through the Church as we bless others.
How do we live in God’s presence? Receive His gracious gift and act on the virtue of faith. It isn’t all about working for faith, it isn’t all about waiting on Jesus, there is a concurrence. Work with the gifts God has given you to produce fruit through virtue and love.
The world is broken. Since the fall we know we are not at home. There are many pointers in the bible showing us the hope we have in God’s Kingdom. We confidently climb Mnt. Zion.
2 Peter 1:3Romans 12:2Acts 2:37-47
As Christians, we want to emulate Jesus, but why is it that so often we don’t act the way he would? The solution to this problem is in our identity and our training. Peter tells us that we have been given a new identity by the righteousness of Jesus Christ. Because of our new identity, we are encouraged to practice new habits.
What have you become? What are you becoming? If you look at your Christianity as a suitcase full of rich gifts is your focus only on the destination tag? Open the suitcase and live life to the full. Don’t be a spiritual Mr. Magoo |o)
Everything that is good in your life comes from God. God IS good!