2 Peter 1: If you do these things, you will never stumble

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2 Peter 1
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Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
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Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,
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as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
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by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
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But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,
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to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,
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to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.
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For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.
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Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;
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for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth.
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Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you,
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knowing that shortly I must put off my tent, just as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me.
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Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my decease.
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For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
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For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
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And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.
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And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;
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knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation,
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for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

 2 Peter 1:1-4

Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ

2 Peter 1:1-4
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Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
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Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,
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as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
4
by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

  1. Who was Peter a bondservant and apostle of?
    • 2 Peter 1:1
      Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
  2. How does Peter greet us?
    • 2 Peter 1:2
      Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,
  3. What has His divine power has given to us?
    • 2 Peter 1:3
      as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
  4. Through these promises, what has His divine power made us partakers of?
    • 2 Peter 1:4
      by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

2 Peter 1:5-9

Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love

2 Peter 1:5-9
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But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,
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to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,
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to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.
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For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.

  1. For this very reason, giving all diligence, what are you to add to your faith?
    • 2 Peter 1:5
      But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,
  2. What are you to add to knowledge?
    • 2 Peter 1:6
      to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,
  3. What are you to add to self-control?
    • 2 Peter 1:6
      to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,
  4. What are you to add to perseverance?
    • 2 Peter 1:6
      to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,
  5. What are you to add to godliness?
    • 2 Peter 1:7
      to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.
  6. What are you to add to brotherly kindness?
    • 2 Peter 1:7
      to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.
  7. If these things are yours, what will never happen to you?
    • 2 Peter 1:8
      For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  8. What happen if you who lack these things?
    • 2 Peter 1:9
      For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.

2 Peter 1:10-11

If you do these things you will never stumble

2 Peter 1:10-11
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Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;
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for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  1. What are we to be diligent to do?
    • 2 Peter 1:10
      Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;
  2. If we do this, what will never happen?
    • 2 Peter 1:10
      Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;
  3. What will this supply to us?
    • 2 Peter 1:11
      for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:12-15

For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth

2 Peter 1:12-15
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For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth.
13
Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you,
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knowing that shortly I must put off my tent, just as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me.
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Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my decease.

  1. What is Peter not negligent to remind us of?
    • 2 Peter 1:12
      For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth.
  2. How is Peter stirring us up?
    • 2 Peter 1:13
      Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you,
  3. What would he be putting off shortly (soon)?
    • 2 Peter 1:14
      knowing that shortly I must put off my tent, just as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me.
  4. When would this be a reminder?
    • 2 Peter 1:15
      Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my decease.

2 Peter 1:16-18

For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty

2 Peter 1:16-18
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For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
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For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
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And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

  1. What had Peter not followed?
    • 2 Peter 1:16
      For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
  2. What had he been an eye witness to?
    • 2 Peter 1:16
      For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
  3. What had Jesus received from the Father?
    • 2 Peter 1:17
      For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
  4. What did the Father say?
    • 2 Peter 1:17
      For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
  5. What had Peter heard?
    • 2 Peter 1:18
      And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

2 Peter 1:19-21

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit

2 Peter 1:19-21
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And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;
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knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation,
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for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

  1. What do we have confirmed?
    • 2 Peter 1:19
      And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;
  2. What do we do well to do?
    • 2 Peter 1:19
      And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;
  3. What do we know about the private interpretation of Scripture?
    • 2 Peter 1:20
      knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation,
  4. What did prophecy of Scripture never come by?
    • 2 Peter 1:21
      for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
  5. How did holy men of old speak?
    • 2 Peter 1:21
      for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.