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Peter 1:1-2 Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,
Q > What is a Bond Servant? 2 Peter 1:1a Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ,
R > Ex 21:1-6 "Now these are the judgments which you shall set before them: 2 If you buy a Hebrew servant, he shall serve six years; and in the seventh he shall go out free and pay nothing. 3 If he comes in by himself, he shall go out by himself; if he comes in married, then his wife shall go out with him. 4 If his master has given him a wife, and she has borne him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself. 5 But if the servant plainly says, 'I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,' 6 then his master shall bring him to the judges. He shall also bring him to the door, or to the doorpost, and his master shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve him forever.
a. Free will decision.
b. Life long commitment.
Ø Q > What did 1 Peter cover?
a. How to deal with outside dangers.
Ø Q > What does 2 Peter Cover?
a. How to deal with inside dangers
Ø Q > Which is more important the relationship or the calling. And Why?
a. Without the relationship there could be no Calling.
Letter written to.
Q > Who was Peter writing to? 2 Peter 1:1b To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
a. All those who have trusted in Christ by faith.
Ø Q > How do we obtained this Faith?
b. Through the Righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ.
Ø Q > What does this verse tell us about Jesus Christ?
c. He is God.
Ø Q > Why is the fact Jesus was God important to us?
d. Only a sin free man could save a sinner from sin.
e. Only God is sin free.
Grace and Peace.
Q > Why is this verse written in the order it is? 2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,
a. We must have received Gods Grace before we can have Gods Peace.
b. Q > Interesting Fact. (Grace and peace are never found in this context in the old testament). Why do you think this is the Case?
c. Q > Interesting Fact. (Grace and peace are only found in the New Testament in reference to coming from both God the Father and Jesus Christ.). Why do you think this is the Case?
Ø Q > Salvation is found through faith in Jesus and what else is required of us?
f. R > John 19:28-30 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, "I thirst!" 29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. 30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
g. Q > Do we have to worry about whether we are saved or not if we have faith in Jesus?
ii. Q > What impact should knowing this have on our lives? A > We should have Peace
h. Q > Why did God Send His son to die for our sins? A > Because he loves us.
i. Q > Why does God Love you? A > because God is Love.
>1 John 4:7-8 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
> 1 John 5:1-5 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. 4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith. 5 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
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