On Sunday, June 27, 2021, Teaching Pastor Bruce Hess’ message is “Be Diligent to Grow – Something More??”. Below are some questions for your personal or group reflection.
1. Read 2 Peter 1:1-4 out loud.
2. Reflect back on your spiritual walk. Was there ever a period where you felt spiritually inferior? Where you felt more like a 2nd class Christian lacking the so-called spiritual experiences that others claimed to have? Elaborate.
3. What was happening in Peter’s life to spur him on to write 2 Peter?
4. Why would Peter be a good candidate to help mentor us when we’ve messed up spiritually and our attitude is deflated and discouraged? Reflect.
5. In 2 Peter 1:1, Peter states that our faith is of the “same kind,” as legitimate and valuable as those who like him were eyewitnesses of Jesus’ glory on the Mt. of Transfiguation. How can that be so?
6. Peter declares in vs. 3-4 that God has “granted us” (perfect tense; action in the past with ongoing results) two key provisions. What are those two? Explain.
7. Name two of God’s promises that are most precious to you.
8. The tools Bruce mentioned (Who am I Really?? & 33 Riches of Divine Grace) can be located at:
- brucehess.com (under Life Perspectives)
9. Give God praise for His Great Provision!