by Stuart Briscoe

This content is part of a series.

NOTE: This sermon is part 1 and 2 of a 6 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 1: We're Born Again to Live Anew!
Series: Six Things We Must Never Forget!
Stuart Briscoe
2 Peter 1:1-11

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.

I. Don't Ever Forget What You Have Received. vv. 1 4

A. You received a precious faith. v. 1
1. Because of Christ's deity.

2. Because of Christ's righteousness.

B. You received "grace and peace." v. 2
1. Through knowing God.

2. Through knowing Jesus as Lord.

C. You received everything you need for life and godliness. v. 3
1. Through knowing the One who called you.

2. By His glory and goodness.

D. You received very great and precious promises. v. 4
1. As a result of his glory and goodness.

2. In order for you to participate in the divine nature.

3. Having escaped the corruption of the world and its desires.


Part 2: The Scriptures Are About Facts, Not Fantasy
Series: Six Things We Must Never Forget!
Stuart Briscoe
2 Peter 1:12-21

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.

I. The Scriptures-A Body of Truth to Be Embraced. vv. 12 15

A. The meaning of biblical truth.
1. Validity-normative, genuine, proper. Ephesians 4:21; Galatians 2:14

2. Reliability-faithfulness, honesty, sincerity. Romans 3:4; 2 Corinthians 7:14

3. Reality-right, correct. Romans 1:18, 25; 2:2

4. Veracity-accuracy. Matthew 22:16

B. The uniqueness of biblical truth.
1. Philosophical "truth" without knowledge of God only approximates.

2. Scientific "truth" limited to study of creation not Creator.

3. Biblical "truth" reveals God in Christ through the work of the Spirit.

C. The application of biblical truth.
1. Truth is to be taught, learned, and believed. 1 John 2:21; Acts 2:42
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