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2. Peter 3,8-13 8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

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1 2. Peter 3, But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conduct and godliness, 12 Looking for and hastening unto the coming of the day of God, in which the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, in which dwells righteousness.

2 What are you waiting for? That I start with the sermon? That I tell you the topic? That the sermon is over?

3 Waiting causes different feelings Pressure: a surprise for Christmas Pleasure: a wedding, the birth of a child Uncertainty / Fear: difficult examination, medical checkup Hope: it will be good again Impatience: I've been waiting for a long time Discouragement / hopelessness: I wait too long and nothing happens

4 Advent - a time of waiting Luke 2,10.11: Christ the Savior has come are we still waiting to Christ's birth on Christmas? Advent: a time of penance, reflection and anticipation Luke 2,13.14: Peace on earth to men of good-pleasure Do we have peace on earth? Peace in the hearts of believers

5 Oh, Lord, how long? Matthew 24,3: "Tell us, when will that be? What are the signs?" Jesus said: "Do not be deceived!" Wars, riots, famines, earthquakes - This is just the beginning Terrible events in the present time Psalm 6: "Oh, Lord, how long?"

6 What tells us Peter in his 2. letter? Scoffers and false teachers com (as Paul said to the Thessalonians) They say that the Lord will not come back Peter: The prophetic word is certain! The day of judgment is coming - Gott is still patient Do not let unsettle Living godly an holy and expects a new heaven and a new earth in which righteousness dwells

7 Faith is always challenged By persecutors: They shy us away Through false teachers: they lead us away from the truth By scoffers: They make despondent But, look to God's perspective

8 2. Peter 3,8-10: God's perspektive - The coming of the Lord is certainly God ist not subject to time. For him, a thousand years are like a day. Revelation 22, : "I'll be right" - "I'll come soon" - that is possible at any time Converts so any time so, be vigilant an do not be deceived God sees more an has bigger plans than we think The proclamation of the Gospel to the ends of the earth lasts more than a mere human age.

9 2. Peter 3,8: But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. »be not ignorant of this one thing« »one day is with the Lord as a thousand years«

10 »be not ignorant of this one thing« what is hidden to the scoffers that is revealed to you two reasons: 1. God ist not subject to our notions of time 2. God is patient and waits patiently for many people yet be saved.

11 »one day is with the Lord as a thousand years« God acts in time, but he is not subject to time We are mistaken if we think of him as God acts in his time What does our sense of time in view of eternity?

12 2. Peter 3,9: The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. »The Lord is not slack concerning his promise« »but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish«

13 »The Lord is not slack concerning his promise« If we fail to comply with something, it is because we can not, something has come between, we've forgotten it, or we deny our promise. Gott is not a man. He does no such thing. He keeeps his promises, he does not forget them. Nothing can stop him.

14 »but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish« God does not wait because he was weak, forgetful, or indifferent He's just friendly, not willing that any should be lost (vgl. 1. Tim. 2,4) This is God's desire for all people. This ist not his unalterable decree, after everything is done, what He commands. His offer is fixed. If we do not accept it, we are to blame and lost (The love of God does not force us. Only volunteers are in heaven).

15 2. Peter 3,10: But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night "Day of the Lord" = "Day of Judgment" = "Day of Eternity" = "Day of Rage" = always the same day: God's day - People had their day The arrogance of the man is lowered. God will speak in his anger. He comes "as a thief": Not undetected, because every eye will see him - but unexpected and undesirable (for the ungodly, scoffers and indifferent) The godless cling to this world. However, we hasten eagerly to this day.

16 2. Peter 3, : in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 12: in which the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. (Because lack of time, I skip this part) You can imagine that this will be very terrible for people, when everything passes and sinners will stand before God, who will then create a new heaven and a new earth.

17 2. Peter 3,11-18: What means the coming of the Lord to us? 11: Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conduct and godliness! 12: Looking for and hastening unto the coming of the day of God 13: Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, in which dwells righteousness.

18 2. Peter 3,11: Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conduct and godliness! »Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved«: The form of this world is passing away (1 Cor. 7,31); while the world passes away, and the lust (1. John 2,17) We regret that? Then it's time that we wake up

19 »what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conduct and godliness« The kingdom of Christ is a kingdom of righteousness, holiness and peace. This must impact to our lifestyles (moral conduct - our "walk"). We don't need to know the exact processes of end-time events. But that the Lord comes - that we can understand.

20 »and godliness« Godliness means why we do something is (our motivation) our zeal, our commitment to growth must be directed to God not because we are ambitious and seek our own glory we seek the glory of God because we love him more than anything

21 2. Peter 3,12: Looking for and hastening unto the coming of the day of God We do not wait passively and sluggish, but strive in prayer ("Thy kingdom come!" and "Come, Lord Jesus!")... and in doing (Help for needy persons + proclamation of the Gospel) the world cannot give hope

22 2. Peter 3,13: Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, in which dwells righteousness. »we, according to his promise … new heavens and a new earth« The new creation is complete new in its kind Such a thing has never been done In their righteousness dwells - There will be nothing more evel. Only God's will governs (no influence of a foreign will)

23 Finish Fits this message to our Christmas mood? Or do we think we make people just to be afraid? I think it fits quite well here Christmas was just the beginning - God's plan of salvation continues

24 2. Peter 3 shows us a God with goodness, love, patience and long-suffering His faithfulness - he keeps his promises and does not break his convenants God's justice All attributes of God complement each other - we can not ignore, otherwise we get a distorted view of God: an idol

25 in 2. Peter 3 we find Comfort and help encouragement and exhortation Warning The processes from God's perspective

26 We have a message That means not merely "heaven or hell!" We have a Savior, a Redeemer Having no religion - there man needs to improve, achieve something earn the heaven Our message gives hope, comfort, confidence and joy The message has a name: Jesus Christ Faith in him and you'll be saved Trust in him - he will also lead you to accomplishment. You have not to earn Jesus before - He is available free of charge. This is grace

27 Sometimes I wonder How long does God still look on and tolerate disobedience and ridicule of us? How long he has endured my disobedience and mockery? Should God not intervene now? What about the others? Should they be empty-handed, should they not have the opportunity to repentance (2. Peter 3,9)

28 What do you think about? You pray "Thy kingdom come!" - Do you think maybe "rather not so soon"? Do you expect the day of God, and hastening to meet him, or rather you hit the brakes? Can you let got? Do you feel you're probably not "worthy" enough for heaven?

29 Are you ready (dual standby)? Compared to God: "Therefore, keep watch!" Compared to the people: witness by word and deed

30 So what are you waiting for? "Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, in which dwells righteousness."


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