The Pastor’s Desk

EYEWITNESSES OF HIS MAJESTY

2Pe 1:16-17  “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my … Continue reading EYEWITNESSES OF HIS MAJESTY

MAKING YOUR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE

2Pe 1:10-12  “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in … Continue reading MAKING YOUR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE

NEITHER BE BARREN NOR UNFRUITFUL

2Pe 1:8-9  “For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.” Peter started … Continue reading NEITHER BE BARREN NOR UNFRUITFUL

BIBLICAL ADDITION

2Pe 1:5-7  “And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.” We now know that we are partakers of like precious faith (2Pe 1:1). We have come into this … Continue reading BIBLICAL ADDITION

GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES

2Pe 1:3-4  “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the … Continue reading GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES

LIKE PRECIOUS FAITH

2Pe 1:1-2  “Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,” Peter identifies himself in the beginning of … Continue reading LIKE PRECIOUS FAITH

THE TRUE GRACE OF GOD

1Pe 5:12-14  “By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand. The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son. Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. … Continue reading THE TRUE GRACE OF GOD

TO HIM BE GLORY AND DOMINION

1Pe 5:10-11  “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” Peter’s discourse, up to this point, has said a lot about suffering. … Continue reading TO HIM BE GLORY AND DOMINION

DISCRETION, WATCHFULNESS, AND RESISTANCE

1Pe 5:8-9  “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” We often think of being sober as the opposite of being drunk. It … Continue reading DISCRETION, WATCHFULNESS, AND RESISTANCE