Category Archives: 2Peter

Last Words among Last Words

Wrapped up about 20 days in 1 and 2 Peter. Peter’s last letters to those taking it in the teeth for Jesus. Peter’s final exhortations for those in the pressure cooker of oppression, dispersion, and some confusion about the end … Continue reading

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The Gift of Repentance

Would I be off-base in thinking that, in general, repentance isn’t something that most of us — believer or not — view too favorably? While some may see no reason for it at all, is it a stretch that even … Continue reading

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Ain’t Necessarily a Duck

It has got to be one of the scariest verses in all of Scripture. Thus, one that is worth wrestling with and one that needs to be cataloged within the filter of holy discernment. Because, according to the Spirit, despite … Continue reading

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A Faith of Equal Standing

Went back and had a look at my journal. Putting down some thoughts on 2Peter 1 this morning will be the fifth year in a row that I’ve paused to chew on these opening verses in 2Peter. Says something when … Continue reading

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Stir It Up!

They’re the only two times this particular Greek word is found in the Bible, yet I think it applies to all of Scriptures. It’s Peter’s specific reason for writing his letters but I’d make the case that, when all is … Continue reading

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Those Who Are Barely Escaping

Had to laugh at the following meme: “I never thought the comment ‘I wouldn’t touch him/her with a 6 foot pole’ would become a national policy, but here we are.” Makes me think about the number of ways our vocabulary … Continue reading

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These Qualities

I’m wondering if they couldn’t be considered the poor cousin of the fruit listed in Galatians 5:22-23. Not as many. Not as well known. Have never seen a graphic, or heard even one song about them. While Paul’s list in … Continue reading

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Reach Repentance

Reach repentance. Those are the two words, in the ESV, that I’m chewing on this morning. Literally, the idea is to “make room” for a “change of mind.” To clear some space that was occupied with one type of thinking … Continue reading

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Faith Supplements

Peter calls it confirming your call and election. Being eager to prove that it’s the real thing in our lives. That our salvation is sure. That the new man, the new woman, is really, in fact, new. That the power … Continue reading

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Asking the Big Question

I try and be a planner. Do my best to manage my calendar and not have my calendar manage me. Try and know what’s coming and arrange my “to do’s” appropriately. But it never seems to fail that, at some … Continue reading

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