February 2013

  • Five Lessons From Peter on: How to Build a Destruction-Proof Legacy
    Date: Feb 3, 2013 | Passage: 2 Peter 3:10-11
    Series: The Return of the King: Revelation 6-19

    Look with me at Peter. Here he is at the end of the road. I can just see him now with his gnarled fisherman’s hands, and the skin of his face and arms still leathery from all his years on boats in the sun, those eyes still piercingly full of zeal. Peter never lost the wonder of Jesus. He has lived everyday with purpose. Jesus had called out to him as a young businessman, and said to “Follow Me”; and Peter had. Once the Spirit fell upon him, Peter was consumed with the message of the cross all his days. Now, as he nears the end, one last time Peter writes to keep his beloved fellow saints on track. As he does so, he warns that the coming fires are on the same level of catastrophe as the Flood.

  • Materialism Blinds Our Eyes to Christ With Earthly Treasures
    Date: Feb 24, 2013 | Passage: 2 Peter 3:14-17
    Series: The Return of the King: Revelation 6-19

    As we open to 2 Peter 3:14-17, we are coming to Peter’s fourth element in how to build an uncluttered, focused life that survives the fires of Revelation 6-19’s Return of the King. Peter most clearly explains the Day, of the Lord’s Second Coming as King, and we need to frame our understanding of Rev. 6-19 through the other Scriptures God has already given to us. Peter who is writing at the end of his life, lays out for the early church these very practical keys to a life that pleases God.

  • Peter’s Lessons on: the End of the World, Materialism, Contentment & the Un-Cluttered Life
    Date: Feb 10, 2013 | Passage: 2 Peter 3:12-13
    Series: The Return of the King: Revelation 6-19

    Jesus told us told us clearly that materialism, or the craving after the things riches can buy, first enslaves our hearts; then it takes captive our minds, and finally conquers our will. Either we lay up treasures in Heaven that can never be lost; Or we clutter our life on Earth with things and lose our treasures in Heaven. There is no middle ground Jesus said. We can’t serve two masters. Peter heard those facts from Jesus in person. He chose to act on what Christ said.