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2 Peter 1:12-21 Bible and Notes

Brief notes on my rendering of 2 Peter 1:12-21 Prophecy Is More Important Than Eyewitnesses 12 Therefore, I will not be negligent to remind youp about these things, though youp know [about them] and are firmly established in the present truth. [Reminders are needed because we get sidetracked. The devil is the father of lies, and we need to be focused, exposed, and reminded of the truth. Sin can distort truth. Compare Romans 1:25, Psalm 119:10,…

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2 Peter 1:1-11

Brief notes on my rendering of 2 Peter 1:1-11 2 Peter 2 Peter Chapter 1 Salutation 1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have received the same precious faith with us through the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ. [Simon Peter, using the name the Lord Jesus gave him instead of Simon Bar Jonah (Matthew 16:17), which was his birth name. Simon calls himself a servant because…

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Bible Study Devotions

1 Corinthians 15:26

I’ve been adding notes to my rendering of the Bible. 26 The last enemy that will be completely destroyed is death, [“Destroyed” is the Greek word καταργέω katargéō (G2673). Death is not cessation. Death is separation. Death is a progressing, for when Adam sinned (disobeyed), he did not drop dead. Instead, the process of physical death (separation of soul and body) started. Spiritual death (cessation of fellowship with God, separation from Him) was immediate. See…

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Christian Character Traits Christian Living Devotions Discernment

Flattery

With flattery he will corrupt those who violate the covenant, but the people who know their God will firmly resist him. Daniel 11:32 BSB The passage here is speaking of Antiochus Epiphanes. He was very wicked. He suppressed Jewish religion, persecuted the Jews, and committed sacrilege against their Temple. Daniel 11:31 BSB His forces will rise up and desecrate the temple fortress. They will abolish the daily sacrifice and set up the abomination of desolation.…

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Family Pastoral

Things I’ve Learned the Past Few Weeks

Jesus has not forgotten us. This is most important because real Christianity has a Savior who is the greatest counselor, physician, leader, friend, etc. The promises given to Christians have a greater meaning to me. I’m weaker than I think; it has been a time of humbling and seeing that I can’t be as independent as I want to be. Other Christians are wandering around just like us, which has given us times of prayer…

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