Sermon: Precious & Magnificent Moments – What Sort of Persons Ought You to Be?
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: II Peter 3:10-14
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Precious & Magnificent Moments
What Sort of Persons Ought You to Be?
II Peter 3:10-14
I. Just What the False Teachers Need to Hear
His picture of the end is very simple: fire will destroy the sky, the earth and everything on it, and new heavens and a new earth will stand in their place.
Peter would have blunted the attack of his warning if he had given a long and detailed picture of how all the events of the end of the age fit together.
II. The Coming Day of the Lord
In the Old Testament the day of the Lord was the future time when God would vindicate his holy name, bring judgment on the unbelieving, and gather his people into a new kingdom of righteousness and peace.
So Peter was not saying anything new or unexpected.
III. New Heavens and a New Earth
When Peter emphasizes that this new world will be one in which righteousness dwells, he implies that the cause for destroying the old world was man’s unrighteousness, and that those who swerved from the righteousness of faith will not be included in the new world.
IV. What Will and Will Not Remain
Most people try to find meaning in life by building something that’s not just here today and gone tomorrow.
A life lived for the world will go naked into judgment; a life lived for Christ will be laden with eternal riches.
V. Without Spot or Blemish
How can we sinners hope to be found without spot or blemish?
And where shall we find power to walk in the light, to stand in the love of God when godless pleasures entice us, and to zealously pursue purity and peace?
Grow In The Grace And In The Knowledge of Our Lord
II Peter 3:15-18