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Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch by Paul J. Bucknell

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Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch

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2 Peter - Deciding on a Life of Godliness

2 Peter Bible Study Questions

Deciding on a Life of Godliness


Stepping Ahead
2 Peter 1:5-11

The Bible Teaching Commentary

Paul J. Bucknell

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: Stepping Ahead [2 Peter 1:5-11] is the second 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.

2. Stepping Ahead [2 Peter 1:5-11]

2. Stepping Ahead [2 Peter 1:5-11]

5 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge;
6 and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness;
7 and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.
8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins.
10 Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;
11 for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.

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Basic Bible Study Questions

In verses 1:5-7 there are a number of steps given. Write the progression down (2 Peter 1:5-7).

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What two conditions are needed in order to bear fruit for the Lord? (2 Peter 1:8)

What three ways does he describe those that lack these qualities? (2 Peter 1:9)____________________

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What two things are we to be diligent doing? (2 Peter 1:10)

Is it possible for a Christian not to stumble? What is needed to do this? (2 Peter 1:10)

What is the result of those who practice these things? (2 Peter 1:11)

Advanced and Application Questions on 2 Peter 1:5-11

Many Christians think it is impossible to walk without falling. How would you answer them on the basis of this passage? What is your perspective on this matter? Where have you picked up this perspective? Is it in agreement to these verses?

Christians often struggle with whether a person can loose their salvation. What do these verses say about this? How important would you say it is to be diligent about the way you live? What does Peter say about this?

Quickly look at the steps of growth. Where do you have the greatest success? The greatest problem? Try to think the reasons for this.


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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?"

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