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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

In our last visit we found out how Peter amplified the focus of chapter 1 of 2nd Peter: he wanted them to understand what goes into experiencing real, vital, mature Christianity. In the first half of the chapter he amplified this focus by giving the key: experientially knowing Jesus Christ better and better each day. Now let’s begin amplifying the points he makes regarding how to discover and use this key. Peter got to see and hear first-hand what he was sharing. It left an indelible impression on his mind and heart. He would never forget those experiences. And the more he reflected on them the more he realized they were in direct fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies. Now he wants his fellow believers to become familiar with the same things he experienced. They already knew these things and had trusted in Jesus Christ for their salvation. After trusting in Jesus Christ they were discipled and “firmly established in the truth.” Why did he feel it necessary to remind them of what they already knew? If they were familiar with the truth and firmly established in it, why this need for repetition? He answers those questions in verses 13-15. “I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body, because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.” Here it is: Remind others in order to refresh their memory so they’ll always remember.

 

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