THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 99th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON TITLE: STICK TO YOUR FAITH
Adult/Young Adult Topic: BELIEVING PROMISES
Printed Text: 2 Peter 1:1-15
KEY VERSES: 2 Peter 1:4 (NIV) Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 99th Edition, 2019-2020
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: People can be harmed by the corruption in the world. How can we guard against those negative influences? The book of 2 Peter stresses the importance of supporting one’s faith with goodness, knowledge, self-control, endurance, godliness, mutual affection, and love.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: Gaining knowledge of Christ is a lifelong process, learned through living the godly life in relationship with Him. To be a Christian and live a godly life through the knowledge and power of Christ is to be the recipient of great promises. These promises include immortal and incorruptible like God, escaping judgment at the Parousia (the second coming of Christ), and having life in the new heavens and new earth. To be a Christian is to escape the world corrupted by sin and lust. All the Christian life is a gift.
PRAYER: Eternal God, we give You thanks for Jesus Christ and what He has done for us and for our salvation. Help us to trust Your promises and to strive to attain the virtues in life that have been made possible through the sacrifice of Your Son. Keep us from the path of sin and hide us in Your redeeming love. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
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