Daily Lessons

Monday: Eyewitnesses of Majesty

Jesus Healing a Young Boy

Read 2 Peter 1:16-18. What other evidence does Peter say he has for his faith in Jesus? Besides the prophetic word, Peter was an eyewitness to many of the things that he preached about. Christianity, he said, is not founded on “cunningly devised fables” (2 Pet. 1:16, NKJV), but on real events that happened in … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Jesus in the Old Testament

The Burning Bush

All through his epistles, Peter writes with a sense of certainty. He knows what he is talking about because he knows whom he is talking about. And one reason is that he knows that Jesus was the One to whom the Old Testament prophets pointed. It was Peter’s trust in the Written Word that helped … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Prophecy and Scripture

Open Bible

Read for This Week’s Study: Isa. 53:1-12; Dan. 7:13-14; 2 Pet. 1:16-20; Matt. 17:1-6; 2 Tim. 3:15-17. Memory Text: “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Be Who You Are

As we saw, Peter knew that he was soon to die. And he knew (and for a long time, too), how he was going to die. That’s because Jesus Himself had told him. “‘Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Faith in the Face of Death

Faith unto Death

Read 2 Peter 1:12-15. What does Peter mean when he suggests that he is soon to put off his tent/body? Second Peter 1:12-14 reveals the occasion of the letter. Peter thinks he is about to die, and the letter contains his last message or testament. That Peter expects to die soon is revealed by the … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Be Who You Are

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Be Who You Are” 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 Sabbath … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Be Who You Are

A teenage boy holding his bible with sunset behind him

After giving us the list of what we should diligently seek for as Christians, Peter then declares what the result will be. Read 2 Peter 1:8-11. What is the link between what has already been done for a Christian and how a Christian should be living? Peter urges his readers to live according to the … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Love, the Goal of Christian Virtue

Love Covers All

Read 2 Peter 1:5-7; Romans 5:3-5; James 1:3-4; and Galatians 5:22-23. What similar theme appears in these texts? It was common among philosophers in the ancient world to list virtues. Such lists are often called a “catalogue of virtues,” and there are several examples in the New Testament (Rom. 5:3-5; James 1:3-4; Gal. 5:22-23). It … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Be Who You Are

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Read for This Week’s Study: 2 Pet. 1:1-15, Eph. 2:8, Rom. 5:3-5, Heb. 10:38, Rom. 6:11, 1 Cor. 15:12-57. Memory Text: “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Jesus in the Writings of Peter

“It seems logical to begin with ‘Messiah,’ since the Christian church owes its name to the Greek equivalent Christos, the ‘Anointed One.’ The Hebrew word relates to the deliverer figure whom the Jews awaited and who would be God’s agent in the inauguration of a new age for God’s people. Both the Hebrew and the … [Click to read more …]