Peter on the Great Controversy – Hit the Mark

A family in silhouette walking towards a large cross.

They were astonished at His words. With an authority that could not be denied, they heard words of affirmation that were inconceivable just a short while ago. His words pierced through the darkness of their minds and illuminated the reality of heaven – that they were valuable. We call it the Sermon on the Mount … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Peter on the Great Controversy

The Student

Peter warned that scoffers would say: “‘everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation’” (2 Pet. 3:4, NIV). This was nothing new; the same sentiments were expressed before the Flood. “As time passed on, with no apparent change in nature, men whose hearts had at times trembled with fear, began to be … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Hastening the Day

Man Splashed With Water

Although the wait for the Second Coming seems never-ending to us, the time is not a concern to God. “With the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” (2 Pet. 3:8, NKJV). Throughout the Scriptures the end is always close, whether the day of the Lord in … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Scoffers

Devil devouring

Read 2 Peter 3:3-7. What is Peter saying here about the past that can help us deal with issues in the present, as well as in the future? The battle between light and darkness, between the followers of Jesus and the promoters of evil, seems about to reach its climax. The devil, as a hungry … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Peter on the Great Controversy

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Peter and the Great Controversy” 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 …]

Tuesday: The More Sure Word of Prophecy

Two Men Climbing a Ladder on God's Hand

Read 2 Peter 1:16-21. What is he saying about prophecy that’s so important? Peter had seen many things in his time, and he lists some in this passage: Jesus transfigured on the mount (2 Pet. 1:18) and the confirmation of the prophecies concerning Jesus (2 Pet. 1:19). Each of these had impacted Peter deeply; yet, … [Click to read more …]

Peter on the Great Controversy – Teaching Plan

Key Thought: Peter knows what happens in the face of unbelief. His emphasis is on believers living a life worthy of their calling and reflective of their election. Peter and the Great Controversy March 5-11, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read I Peter 2:9,10. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Peer Pressure

Group of Young Adults Teasing Young Woman

Read 1 Peter 4:1-7. Why are our lifestyle choices important, and how do they affect our readiness for Christ’s return? Peter comments that believers have already spent enough of their lives doing what others around them pressured them to do (1 Pet. 4:3). But now things have changed, and believers may be thought “strange” for … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Darkness to Light

Rescued From Darkness

Read 1 Peter 2:9-10. How is the great controversy seen in these two verses? These verses come from Exodus 19:6, “‘a kingdom of priests and a holy nation’” (NKJV); and Deuteronomy 7:6, (repeated in Deut. 14:2) “a holy people,” “chosen . . . to be a people for Himself,” and “a special treasure” (NKJV). These … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Peter on the Great Controversy

Read for This Week’s Study: 1 Pet. 2:9-10; Deut.14:2; 1 Pet. 4:1-7; 2 Pet. 1:16-21; 2 Pet. 3:3-14; Dan. 2:34-35. Memory Text: “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light”(1 … [Click to read more …]