2 Peter 1:1-15 1 This letter is from Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ. I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior. 2 May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord. 3 By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.
2 Peter 1:1-15 4 And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. 5 In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.
2 Peter 1:1-15 8 The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins. 10 So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away. 11 Then God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 1:1-15 12 Therefore, I will always remind you about these things—even though you already know them and are standing firm in the truth you have been taught. 13 And it is only right that I should keep on reminding you as long as I live. 14 For our Lord Jesus Christ has shown me that I must soon leave this earthly life, 15 so I will work hard to make sure you always remember these things after I am gone.
SERIES KEY VERSE & THOUGHT How we live out our faith will determine how God will bless and use us. 2 Peter 1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue…
Mark 6:1-4 1 Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. 2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. "Where did this man get these things?" they asked. "What's this wisdom that has been given him, that he even does miracles! 3 Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him. 4 Jesus said to them, "Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor."
without honor (Greek, atimos) means: to treat as common or ordinary Mark 6:4 4 Jesus said to them, "Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor." honor (Greek, time) means: to treat as valuable Honor lifts up, dishonor tears down
Respect is EARNED. Honor is GIVEN. Respect is all about who THEY are, honor is all about who YOU are. HOW TO HONOR THE DISHONORABLE Mark 6:5-6 5 (Jesus) could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6 And he was amazed at their lack of faith. Showing honor is more about your faith in God than your view of that person.
A. OUR BODY WHO ARE WE CALLED TO HONOR? 1 Corinthians 6:20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.
A. OUR BODY WHO ARE WE CALLED TO HONOR? B. OUR PARENTS Exodus 20:12 Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
A. OUR BODY WHO ARE WE CALLED TO HONOR? B. OUR PARENTS
A. OUR BODY WHO ARE WE CALLED TO HONOR? B. OUR PARENTS C. THOSE IN AUTHORITY Romans 13:7 Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe…respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
A. OUR BODY WHO ARE WE CALLED TO HONOR? B. OUR PARENTS C. THOSE IN AUTHORITY D. OUR PASTOR AND CHURCH LEADERS 1 Timothy 5:17 The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.
A. OUR BODY WHO ARE WE CALLED TO HONOR? B. OUR PARENTS C. THOSE IN AUTHORITY D. OUR PASTOR AND CHURCH LEADERS Romans 12:10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
THE REASON OUR CULTURE IS DISHONORING IS BECAUSE PEOPLE AREN’T HONORING GOD. Psalm 22:23 You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! Revere him, all you descendants of Israel! Isaiah 29:13 The Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me…”