Monthly Archives: February 2020

10AM – 2/23/2020 – “Longsuffering” – 2 Peter 3

Scoffers say, “It’s been two thousand years since Jesus was here on earth, and promised to come again. Where is the promise of His coming? In the last chapter of Revelation, Jesus said, “Behold , I am coming quickly (Rev.22:12) and look it’s been two thousand years. That’s not very quick !” But Peter has given us the explanation. He said, “Do not forget this one thing; that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” (2 Peter 3)    God exists outside of time. In the eternal realm, you have a whole different measurement. In the eternal realm, there is no time! In Psalm 90:4 Moses wrote; “For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it is past, and like a watch in the night.”               Pastor Chuck Smith 1927 – 2013                                      

First Peter was written to Jewish Christians who were spread throughout Asia Minor, which is present day Turkey. This Second letter is written to Christians everywhere. Peter had a sense that his death was coming soon, and this letter was written to remind Christians everywhere of those eternal things that were of greatest importance (2 Peter 2).    – Peter reminded his readers that Jesus could return at any moment. “God isn’t slack concerning His promises, but is patient…” (2 Pet.3:9).  And since we know this present world will all burn one day, we should be compelled to live with eternity in view.   This 2nd letter is summarized in the last two verses, “You therefore, beloved, since you know this, beware lest you also fall from your steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.”  – Chuck Smith

10AM 2/9/20 – “Precious Promises” 2 Peter 1

Let me say boldly that it is not the difficulty of discovering truth, but the unwillingness to obey the truth, that makes it so rare among men. Jesus said, “I am… the Truth” (Jn 14:6). And again He said, “The Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Lk 19:10). Truth, therefore, is not hard to find for this reason; He is seeking us(Jn.15:16)  So we learn that Truth is not a thing for which we must search, but a Person to whom we must listen! In the New Testament, multitudes came to Jesus for physical help, but only rarely did a person seek Him out to learn the Truth. The whole picture in the Gospels is one of a seeking Savior, not one of seeking men.  The Truth was hunting for those who would receive it, and relatively few did, for “many are called, but few are chosen” (Matt 22:14). And His precious promises are to those who are chosen of God and obey.  A. W. Tozer 1897 – 1963