That Which Is Precious To Peter

That Which Is Precious To Peter

I. Faith (2 Peter 1:1)

    A. The problem of false teaching (Jude 3-4; 3 John 9, 11)
    B. Warning against false teachers (2 Peter 2:1-19)
    C. Continue in the truth because faith is precious (John 8:32; 2 Peter 3:18)

II. The trial of our faith (1 Peter 1:6-9)

    A. The testing of faith (James 1:2-3)
    B. Present suffering will not compare to eternal glory (Romans 8:18)

III. A gentle and quiet spirit (1 Peter 3:3-4)

    A. Gentle/meek (Matthew 5:5)
    B. Quiet/peaceable (1 Timothy 2:2)

IV. The promises of God (2 Peter 1:2-4)

    A. God’s revelation is sufficient (Proverbs 17:8)
    B. God’s promises are conditional upon obedience (Romans 11:22)

V. Christ (1 Peter 2:4-7)

    A. The living stone chosen of God (1 Peter 2:4-5)
    B. Old Testament prophecies
      1. Isaiah 28:16 (cf. Ephesians 2:19-22)
      2. Psalm 118:22

VI. The blood of Christ (1 Peter 1:18-19)

    A. Intrinsic value (Acts 3:6; Mark 8:36-37)
    B. The blood of animals not sufficient (Hebrews 10:4, 10)

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