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Memories of Jesus - 2 Peter 1:12-15

This paragraph is like a “last testament” for Peter. He knows he will be executed soon and he wants to encourage the readers to keep what he has said in mind even after he is gone. 526 more words

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What Have We Forgotten? - 2 Peter 1:9

In 1 Peter 1:5-7, the writer has described a virtuous life. But the one who lacks these qualities has forgotten they are cleansed of sin (v.9).  541 more words

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What is a Virtuous Life? - 2 Peter 1:5-7

Like several other places in the New Testament, Peter offers a list of virtues to describe what a “godly life” might look like. The structure of the list is like a staircase (a and b, b and c, etc.) This is a Hellenistic Greek style known as… 695 more words

Jewish Christian Literature

A Life of Godliness - 2 Peter 1:3-4

Discussions of 2 Peter tend to focus on the authenticity of the book and the possibility the book is pseudonymous. As interesting as these issues are, they distract readers from the rich theology of this often ignored letter of the New Testament. 430 more words

Jewish Christian Literature

2 Peter and Pseudepigraphy

Second Peter is something of a textbook case for Pseudepigraphy. Outside of conservative circles, few accept this historical Peter as the author of the book. As J. 746 more words

Jewish Christian Literature

I am...Promised

I am…Promised

“Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” 2 Peter 1:4 NIV…

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The path to growth

It’s almost spring. I planted quite a few plants and bulbs last year, so it will be interesting how many survived the winter. Everything looks pretty brown and dead right now. 385 more words