All followers of Jesus must remember… The Word Spoken Beforehand The Word Spoken by Jesus
Peter warns all Christians to watch out for False Teachers: Beware of Who They Are Beware of What They Do
God is faithful to rescue his people… Despite the enduring presence of false prophets. Despite the constant reality of wicked people.
Peter reminds these Christians of 2 certainties: The Reality of Jesus Christ The Reliability of the Scriptures
Christians, confirm your calling in 3 ways: Power Promises Perseverance
2 final laments that point to restoration: Remember Our Reproach, O Lord Restore Us to You, O Lord
Christian Lament helps us wait for relief… Even when our children suffer. Even when our leaders are punished. Even when our enemies plunder.
Redemption is found through… Confession to God Confidence in God
Affliction from God leads to Hope in God. Affliction from God (v.1-18) Hope in God (v.19-39)
The Reality of Judgment The Effects of Judgment The Appeal from Judgment