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Thursday, May 9, 2013

1 of 2 ... Life Worth Living ... 5/12/2013 (Mother's Day)


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II Peter 1 . Christian Virtues . True Wisdom . Symeon Peter . Jesus Christ . Psalm/Tehillim 130 . God . Israel . Prayer . Confession . Justification . Sepher Tehillim

Sunday School Lesson for May 12, 2013 (Mother's Day). Unit III. A Call to Holy Living. II Peter 1:4-14 (Devotional Reading Psalm/Tehillim 130).


II Peter 1:4-14

Verses 4-7

Verse 4 ... The Upright Are Blessed & Prospered

Verse 4 ... Man Redeemed; Effectual Calling; The Understanding Enlightened, The Truth Received

(ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust ... lust/sexual indulgence denied Christ)

Verses 5,6,7 ... Man Redeemed; Blessedness of The New Life; Growth in Grace

Verses 5,6.7 ... 7 Christian Virtues: faith, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, charity (love)

(II Peter 1:3; Book of Jude; II Peter 2 .. Reference Scriptures from the Sunday School Book)


Verses 8-11

Verse 8 .... Man Redeemed; Blessedness Of The New Life; Growth in Grace

Christian growth and genuine love would come from possessing the 7 virtues from verses 5,6,7.

Verse 9 ... Man Redeemed; Duties & Graces Of The New Life; Backsliding, Under the New Covenant

Verses 10,11 ... Works of God; Purposes Of God; The Means to Be used

We are free moral agents, which means we as Christians and mankind (male/female) are allowed to pick our choices in life. The choices we make is our responsibility, whether right or wrong, good or bad.


Verses 12-14

Verse 12 ... Man Redeemed; Blessedness Of The New Life; The Impartation of True Wisdom, Actually Attainable

Verses 13.14 ... The Outward Man; The Death Of The Body; Death in Prospect, Care for Survivors

(I Peter ... Reference Scripture from the Sunday School Book)

II Peter was written by "Symeon Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, whose death Christ foretold, who was present at the transfiguration, and was the author of I Peter.

II Peter is addressed/written to all Christians, but especially to the recipients of the First Epistle.

The letter begins and ends in exhortations to grow in grace and knowledge.





Psalm/Tehillim 130 ... The psalmist professeth his hope in prayer, and his patience in hope. He exhoreth Israel to hope in God.

Verses 1,2 ... Duties To God; Prayer; Objects of Prayer, Help in Trouble

Verse 3 ... Duties To God; Confession; Examples of Confession, Individual Confession

Verses 3,4 ... Pardon for Sins & Iniquities Pardon

Verse 4,8 ... Man Redeemed; Justification; Pardon, Promised

Verses 5,6 ... Duties To God; Waiting; Waiting On God

Verse 7 ... God; Attributes Of God As Person; Mercy & Compassion

Psalm/Tehillim 120-134 are entitled "Songs of Degrees." These psalms were probably intended to be sung by the pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem.

The Hebrew title of this treasury of "prayer, praise, and adoration" is 'Sepher Tehillim,' the "Book of Praises."


Scripture reference used/taken from: KJV Topical Reference Bible & The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible