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2 Peter - Deciding on a Life of Godliness

2 Peter Bible Study Questions

Deciding on a Life of Godliness

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Remembering the Truth
2 Peter 1:12-21

Living Commentary Series

Paul J. Bucknell
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Intro & 2 Peter 1:1-4 | 2 Peter 1:5-11 | 2 Peter 1:12-21
2 Peter 2:1-22 | 2 Peter 3:1-18

Purpose: Remembering the Truth [2 Peter 1:12-21] is the third of five Bible studies on the Book of 2 Peter which challenge us and even show us how to live godly lives in a dark and ungodly age.


Remembering the Truth [2 Peter 1:12-21]

3. Remembering the Truth [2 Peter 1:12-21]

12 Therefore, I shall always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them, and have been established in the truth which is present with you.
13 And I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder,
14 knowing that the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
15 And I will also be diligent that at any time after my departure you may be able to call these things to mind.
16 For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.

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17 For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an utterance as this was made to Him by the Majestic Glory, “This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased”--
18 and we ourselves heard this utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.
19 And so we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.
20 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation,
21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.


What is it that Peter is so ready to remind his readers of even though they have heard it before? (2 Peter 1:12)

What does Peter want to do by reminding us? (2 Peter 1:13-14)

What else does he want to do by reminding us? Why is this necessary? (2 Peter 1:15)

When Peter shared the gospel with them, what did he make known to them? (2 Peter 1:16)

Peter was an _______________ of Christ's majesty. (2 Peter 1:16 {fill in})

What is it that the Majestic Glory said? (2 Peter 1:17)

How should we respond to what Peter has written here? (2 Peter 1:19)

Are the scriptures reliable? Why so? (2 Peter 1:20-21)

Advanced and Application Questions on 2 Peter 1:12-21

Do you have a problem remembering the important parts of God's truth? What steps have you taken to actually remember these essential truths?

Some people do not think it is important to hassle over interpretations? They are basically saying that it doesn't matter what interpretation they hold to or believe. How would you answer them from this section?

Do you think the scriptures are spoken by God? Do you consistently live out the scriptures in your life? Why or why not?


Information on the Question Format

Basic Questions

These answers will be found right in the Bible passage and are marked by an . The NASB text is used because it is most literal (though not always best). These questions encourage one to ask, "What does the passage actually say?"

Advanced and Application Questions

Advanced and application questions are combined together in the Advanced Questions and are marked by an . These answers will not be found in the text as the basic questions. One has to use other knowledge that one has gleaned over the years to answer these questions properly. They are meant to encourage one to dig deeper into the point of the passage. These questions would have one ask, "What does it mean?"

Application questions are meant to be personal and have to do with ones own life. These questions encourage one to ask, "What does the passage mean to me?"