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Are You Ready?

“In the last days” scoffers will say that Jesus is never coming back, but Peter refutes their argument by explaining God’s mastery over time.     The “last days” is the time between Christ’s first and second comings; thus, we-like Peter-live in the last days. We must do the work to which God has called...

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Actions Speak Louder than Words

Peter wanted to rouse the complacent believers who had listened to the false teachers and believed that because salvation is not based on good deeds, they could live any way they wanted. If you truly belong to the Lord, Peter wrote, your hard work will prove it.   If you’re not working to develop the...

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Spiritual Gifts

Some people, well aware of their abilities, believe that they have the right to use their abilities as they please. Others feel that they have no special talents at all.   Peter addresses both groups in these verses. Everyone has some gifts; find yours and use them. All our abilities should be used in serving...