Peter and the Church

Overcoming the Gates of Hades pt6

2 Peter 3:1-9

  1. Wake Up Your Mind (1)
    Can you name one area where you could
    be more spiritually focused?

  2. Remember the Old Testament (2a)
    What OT story do you find easy to relate to your life?

  3. Obey the New Testament (2b)
    What NT teaching do you find to be particularly challenging?

  4. Understand Scoffers and Their Motives (3-4)
    What part of the Christian doctrine seems absurd to you?

  5. Maintain Accountability (5-7)
    What helps you live righteously, self-controlled,
    and mindful of judgment day?

  6. Imitate God's Heart (8-9)
    How can we help each other become more longsuffering?

Overcoming the Gates of Hades pt4

2 Peter 2.1-16

Fight the Symptoms of Spiritual Malignancy (2.10-16)

  • Inappropriate Boldness (10)
  • Arrogance (10)
  • Scoffing Speech (10-11)
  • Animalistic Values (12)
  • Hedonism (13)
  • Carousing (13)
  • Lustful Objectifying of People (14)
  • Seduction/Manipulation (14)
  • Greed (15-16)

Overcoming the Gates of Hades pt3

2 Peter 2.1-3

Beware of False Prophets (2.1-3) False Prophets:

  • Slip in Secretly (2.1)
  • Deny Christ as Lord (2.1)
  • Grow Popular (2.3)
  • Damage the Church's Reputation (2.3)
  • Exploit People for Financial Gain (2.3)
  • Chase Earthly Desires (2.10)
  • Reject Accountability and Authority (2.10)
  • Get Caught in the End