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Six Things We Must Never Forget

Stuart Briscoe

We’re intrigued by new ideas and trends and quick to abandon the familiar if something else seems more promising or satisfying. We’re so quick to forget! That pattern becomes dangerous, however, when it comes to our spiritual life. If we’re not rooted in time-tested truth from God’s Word, we may become confused about our own beliefs.

In this series based on 2 Peter, Stuart spells out the six things all believers must never forget because they are the foundations of our faith. If you’re interested in books and theories that teach how to have happiness and success, Stuart’s teaching will help you test those ideas against Scripture so you know if they are from God or from culture.

Messages From This Series:

In the epistle he wrote shortly before his death, the Apostle Peter strongly emphasized the important things in life they must not forget. We need to remember not to forget them, too.

Scripture: 2 Peter 1:1-1:11

In Peter’s day, the Old Testament Scriptures and the apostles’ teachings were being twisted, fundamental truths ridiculed, and biblical morality repudiated. So he reminded the people of the significance of God’s Word. We need the reminder, too, for we live in similar days.

Scripture: 2 Peter 1:12-1:21

There were many false teachers in these days, and one of the things they were saying is that there's no need to worry about a final judgment. But that's just wrong! If we believe there's no final judgment, then it really doesn't matter what we do. If it doesn't matter what we do, then we can spend our life raising "hell." We can just go out and have a wild time! We can do everything that our lower nature longs to do—no restraints, no limits, no consequences, and no accountability. That's just not true, as Peter points out in this passage, 2 Peter 2:1-9.

Scripture: 2 Peter 2:1-2:9

Human history is all about oppression and liberation, tyranny and emancipation. It is also about the abuse of freedom and confusion about liberty. Peter addressed the issue, talking about being “slaves of depravity” and “a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him.”

Scripture: 2 Peter 2:10-2:22

In Peter's time, some people wished to live without God so they rationalized Him into irrelevance. Others, thinking He had disappeared from the scene, sought life without Him. The same mistakes are being made today. But He is still God and firmly in control.

Scripture: 2 Peter 3:1-3:13

We tend to think in terms of the here and now, and that’s understandable—we live here and we’re living now!  But this world is not home for believers.  If we’re too focused on the things of this world and never give a thought to living in the light of tomorrow, we won’t live well in the HERE and NOW!

This might all sound like a challenging riddle, but the Apostle Peter uses this line of thinking to warn us about the risk of becoming so earthbound and seduced by the things of this world that we lose sight of heaven.  But what does living in light of tomorrow look like?

In this message, Stuart Briscoe teaches from 2 Peter about living in anticipation of the eternal days to come, so that we can live our best life now.  

Scripture: 2 Peter 3:14-3:18

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