Thursday: The Primacy of Scripture

Scripture above All

Read the following passages. What do they say about the Bible that could help us to understand today what its role should be in our lives and faith? 1 Pet. 1:10-12 2 Pet. 1:16-20 2 Pet. 3:2 2 Pet. 3:16 In his second letter, Peter confronts false teachers. He directs his readers to two sources … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Order in Society and in the Church

Order in Society and the Church

Read the following passages. What does Peter say in these texts about the importance of both government and church leadership, and how Christians should respond to both? How should his words be applied to our situations today, regardless of where we live? 1 Pet. 2:11-21 1 Pet. 5:1-5 Peter lived at a time when Christians … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Hope in the Second Coming

Second Coming

Read the following texts, and note what is said about future events: 1 Pet. 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 1 Pet. 1:17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time … [Click to read more …]

Monday: How Should We Live?

A theme that Peter returns to more often than any other is posed by the question he asked in 2 Peter 3:11: “Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, what sort of persons ought you to be in leading lives of holiness and godliness?” (NRSV). Read the following texts. What does Peter … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Suffering, Jesus and Salvation

Read the following passages, and note what each reveals about salvation: 1 Pet. 1:2 “Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.” 1 Pet. 1:8-9 “Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Major Themes and 1 and 2 Peter

Christ, Cross and Scripture

Read for This Week’s Study: Isa. 53:5-6, Isa. 53:9; Lev. 16:16-19; Lev. 11:44; Rom. 13:1-7; 1 Cor. 14:40; 2 Tim. 3:16. Memory Text: “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – The Day of the Lord

Spectacles on Bible

Further Thought: From our perspective, it can seem as if the Second Coming is greatly delayed. Jesus obviously knew that we would feel this way, and in some parables He warned against what could happen if we weren’t careful and watchful during this time. Take the parable of the two servants in Matthew 24:45-51 (mentioned … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Day of the Lord

You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Day of the Lord” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV … [Click to read more …]