2ndpeter_logoGod wants you to grow. If you’re a Christian, that statement won’t surprise you. In fact, it likely conveys the deepest desire of your heart. But along with that desire to grow, you know the obstacles you’ve faced. You’ve experienced the pull of the world, the flesh, and the devil. You’ve sometimes been led astray by unhelpful, or even harmful, false teaching. You’ve felt enslaved to habitual sins that seem to entangle you again and again. And yet, despite all the hurdles, you still endeavor each day to follow Christ and live your life for Him. After all, He will come again. And when we see Him, all of life will be put into perfect and final perspective. God wants you to grow. And the good news of 2 Peter is that, by His word and through His Son, you can.

Sermon Schedule and Discussion Prompts

In addition to general study questions (found here), here are some specific prompts related to the 2nd Peter passages. We hope they will serve you as you study and discuss the Word.

Hear the latest sermon from 2nd Peter HERE.

 June 9th: 2nd Peter 2:11-22

  • Spend time as a group working through this passage. Detail anything that describes the false teachers. What do these descriptions show you?
  • Now, go through the passage again, asking what effects the false teachers have on others.
  • Read through all of 2 Peter 2 out loud as a group. Talk together about why God would devote so much to the topic of false teaching/teachers. In what ways will this teaching affect your own spiritual life?

June 30th: 2nd Peter 3:1-7

  • In this passage, why is remembrance so important to the Christian life?
  • Where else in 2 Peter do we find the idea of remembrance/reminder? What’s similar and different about these two passages?
  • What is the potential harm for not remembering in this passage?
  • How do God’s acts in the past affect how we consider His promises for the future (see vv. 5-7)?

 
July 7th: 2 Peter 3:8-10

  • How is it helpful to you, generally speaking, to understand that God relates to time differently than you? How does this fact function in the context of 2 Peter 3
  • What do we learn about God’s character in this passage?
  • How might this passage counsel a believer who is eager for the coming of the Lord? How might this passage counsel a believer who gives little thought to the coming of the Lord?
     

July 28th: 2nd Peter 3:10-13

  • What do you learn about the day of the Lord in this passage (vv. 10-13)? Why is each of these elements important?
  • In this passage, what does the day of the Lord have to do with our lives here and now? How should we live differently in light of its coming?
  • Where else in the New Testament do we hear of the new heavens and new earth? How does that passage encourage you in similar and different ways from this passage in 2 Peter?
  • Peter speaks twice in this passage about “waiting.” Based on what you know from this passage, what should this waiting look like in the lives of believers?
     

August 11th: 2nd Peter 3:14-18

  • What does it mean to be diligent in the pursuit of holiness? What would this look like in a Christian’s life? Where do we see “diligence” in 2 Peter, and how does this help you understand this passage?
  • Peter tells us how to think about the patience of the Lord. How might people think wrongly about God’s delay in bringing justice? How does the whole of chapter 3 help you gain insight into what Peter is saying here?
  • Peter warns us near the end of this passage. What is the warning, and how is this consistent with other warnings you know of in the New Testament?
  • Verse 18 holds the final command of this passage. What does it mean to grow in the ways that Peter commands? How have you seen growth in these ways in your own life over the past few years? How does the book of 2 Peter help to bring growth in this way?