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Wake Up and Remember

by Larry Miles

Text: 2 Peter 1:12-21

I. Men Die, But The Word Lives (2 Peter 1:12-15 There were at least 3 motives behind Peters’ ministry as he wrote this letter

What did he want to accomplish? “Remembrance” He wanted to impress his readers’ minds with the Word of God so that they would never forget it. We can depend on the Word of God. “It is written.” We can be saved through this living Word, nurtured by it, and guided as we trust and obey.

II. Experiences Fade, But the Word Remains. (2 Peter 1:16-18)

The focus on this paragraph is on the Transfiguration of the Lord Jesus. What was the signific­ance of the Transfiguration?

We have learned two important truths as we have seen these contrasts: men die but the Word lives, and experiences fade, but the Word remains.

III. The World Darkens, But the Word Shines. (2 Peter 1:19-21)

Peter made 3 affirmations about the Word of God

Conclusion:

The believer who builds his life on the Word of God and looks for the coming of the Lord Jesus is not likely to be led astray by false teachers. He will be grounded in the sure Word of God.

Peter’s message is “Wake Up and Remember!” A sleeping church is the devil’s playground. It was while men slept that the enemy came in and sowed the tares. “Be alert!” is the Apostle’s message. “Wake Up and Remember!

Larry Miles lives in Louisville, KY and is a member of the Cherry Street Church of Christ in New Albany, IN

 




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2 Corinthians 12:10