2 Peter 3:11-13
What does it mean?
1. How would you summarize 2 Peter 3:8-10?
2. What are “these things… to be dissolved” referring to?
3. According to the text, what characteristics does Peter have in mind when he says “what sort of people ought you to be”?
4. In what way are Peters readers “waiting for” the day of God? In what way are the “hastening” it?
5. In what way is Peter using the language of “set on fire” and “melt as they burn” in this passage? What significance is Peter communicating?
6. What are the “heavenly bodies”?
7. What is “His promise” that we are waiting for?
8. What characteristic does Peter use to describe the “new heavens and new earth” and what is its significance to Peter? Explain.
9. How would you put 2 Peter 3:11-13 in your own words?
How does it apply?
1. What are the different ways we motivate people in our sphere of influence? Do you tend to motivate through positive or negative means? How has Peter been motivating us to live our lives differently? Explain.
2. How should our understanding of this judgment (“seeing then”) motivate us?
3. How have you been contemplating Jesus’ 2nd coming more?
4. Describe the ways Jesus’ 2nd coming influences your view of life. How does it affect your feelings, your actions and your interactions with others?