2 Peter 3:8-10
What does it mean?
1. How would you summarize 2 Peter 3:1-7?
2. What does Peter seem to believe his audience is forgetting or overlooking? Is this a new idea?
3. How is /would you say “one day with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day”?
4. What reasons does Peter offer for a delay in Christ's return? Why is God delaying judgment?
5. Who is Peter making reference to when he says “Lord”?
6. Who is the “you” when Peter says God “is patient with you, not wishing that any should perish”?
7. What does Peter mean when he uses the word “perish” and “repentance”?
8. What will happen when the Lord decides it is time for judgment?
9. What is Peter intending to communicate when he says Jesus will be “coming like a thief”?
10. What are the heavenly bodies?
11. What does Peter mean when he says that “the works done on it will be exposed”?
12. How would you put 2 Peter 3:8-10 in your own words?
How does it apply?
1. Have you ever had to wait for something to be delivered or anticipate a holiday that caused you to wonder if that day would ever actually arrive? OR gone on vacation and by the end of the trip you wondered where the time had gone?
2. How can I confirm that I am not overlooking the gracious patience of God?
3. How can I assess the truth of that reality in my life? How can I assess that for others?
4. What steps can I take to move others within our faith community who are not benefiting from God’s patience to move in that direction?
5. What steps can I take to move people in my sphere of influence who are not benefiting from God’s patience to move in that direction?