This second letter is a reminder to the believers that Jesus is returning. It is a call to live for Him through knowing Him and knowing the scriptures which are all about Him and the Apostles witness who wrote the New Testament about Him. It is a warning to be alert against false teachers and prophets who are teaching something different from the Scriptures and the Apostles witness (NT). It’s a reminder that Jesus will return like He promised. Above all get ready for Him.
In Chapter 1 Peter exhorts his readers who have believed in Jesus and who have received the Holy Spirit to act upon their faith in order to be fruitful. He reminds them that the Old Testament scriptures reveal all they have believed to be true about Jesus as well as the fact that he himself has witnessed Jesus life, death and resurrection.
Questions for Lifegroup:
1. Have you believed in Jesus? Have you received the promised Holy Spirit?
2. Are you becoming fruitful in your life as a follower of Christ? How are you growing in goodness, knowledge, self-control, steadfastness, godliness, brotherly kindness and love?
3. Is your faith solely based on feelings which can change or are you convinced of the facts of its objective truth?