We are in a familiar text. Something like singing the same songs over and over. Different emphasis, different purpose. We have sought to think about knowledge, we have studied Scripture as a theme of 2 Peter. In this sermon, I focus on Peter's salvation words. Peter intertwines two ideas - salvation and remembering, not forgetting.
Remember your salvation
Memory is a wonderful thing. How dull would be life without memory. How dangerous. We must cultivate spiritual memories. Memory is what keeps us from having to make literally thousands of decisions every day. Tradition keeps us from having to redecide every issue every time. Memory is not bad. Tradition is not bad (illustration: "Fiddler on the Roof"). We must remember. We must go forward building upon the foundations of the past.
How does 2 Peter connect salvation and memory?
I. Don't forget the fact of salvation, 1:5-15
II. Don't forget the power of salvation, 1:16-18
III. Don't forget the source/surety of salvation, 1:19-21
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