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WOLVES IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING

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  2 Peter 2:1-3   The foundation of the church, the Christian life and the pastor’s study is founded and grounded in the truth of Holy Scripture.  Worship is a matter of responding to God, worshipping Him in truth, it’s looking at His Word together because it informs and structures our worship.  We worship Him as the God  revealed in Scripture .  The Scriptures are not myths and fables of old…. but sobering truth about God revealed through the Holy Spirit.  2 Peter 1:16-21.  Peter does this by giving us his eyewitness account of the Transfiguration as looked upon the glory of God in the person of Jesus Christ.  Peter closes his first chapter by reminding us to test all things, all men, to the Word of God which is carried out, breathed out by the Holy Spirit. (v19-v21)  Why is this vital for the Christian life and the church?  Because, like in their day Biblical truth matters in every generation.  We are living in a time when people are less concerned about doctrine and more conc

THE BELIEVERS EXHORTATION TO SPIRITUAL MATURITY

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  2 Peter 8-11 Effectiveness and fruitfulness! Isn’t that the kind of Christian life you want? The answer to that is that it should be.  I say that because…… If you are content to sit still in your faith, thinking you know Jesus and aren’t going to hell, and so that’s good enough, and let’s get on with life according to my own plans what Peter says to us this morning is for you.  And on top of that I would urge you to consider whether you really know Jesus.  To put it simply, the reason many Christians are struggling is because they have a wrong view of Biblical Christianity and of God.  Paul Tripp wrote in his book “How People Change” wrote about this issue being ineffective as God’s children. “It is in the here and now that many of us experience a gospel blindness. Our sight is dimmed by the tyranny of the urgent, by the siren call of success, by the seductive beauty of physical things, by our inability to admit our own problems, and by the casual relationships within the body