Add Knowledge

Text: 2 Peter 1:5-11 Faith must be the foundation of all that we do. Yet there are various qualities we are to add to our faith. In this lesson, the trait we will focus on is knowledge. Define Knowledge Greek word gnosis – seeking to know, enquiry, investigation (Vine’s); something that is acquired Side note – […]

Add Moral Excellence

Text: 2 Peter 1:5-11 Faith must be the foundation of all that we do. Yet there are various qualities we are to add to our faith. In this lesson, the trait we will focus on is moral excellence. Define Moral Excellence KJV uses the term virtue Greek word areté – moral goodness, seen by others, “what gives man […]

The Enduring Word

Text: 1 Peter 1:22-2:3 In this lesson, we are going to consider the word of God and how it is connected to Peter’s theme of the grace of God. Obedience to the Truth (1:22) In discussing the “true grace of God” (1 Peter 5:12), Peter mentioned obedience; but not as the world does – he did […]

Different Perspectives

Text: Ezra 3:10-13 It is often the case that people look at one event, fact, or piece of information from different perspectives. As a result, they react differently to the same thing. This happened when the foundation for the second temple was laid – there were shouts of joy and the sound of weeping. There will always […]

Like Newborn Babies

Text: 1 Peter 2:1-3 It is not typically a compliment to say someone is acting like a baby. Yet there is a sense in which Christians are to be “like newborn babies.” In this lesson, we are going to see what Peter meant by this illustration and how we can be like this. Put Aside […]

Excel Still More

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-2 Paul wrote a very complimentary letter to the brethren in Thessalonica, yet he told them to “excel still more.” Continued growth is necessary in the life of a disciple. We need to be faithfully serving the Lord today; but rather than remain in that state, we must “excel still more.” Personal Decision […]

How to Be Built Up

Text: Colossians 2:7 The New Testament repeatedly talks about being “built up” in the Lord. But how does this happen? It is not by the Lord miraculously making us stronger, more mature, better equipped to serve Him, etc. In this lesson, we will notice six ways given in the New Testament that show us how to be “built up” […]