Grace Baptist Church

 Dansville, NY

Grounded, Guarded, and Growing in the Knowledge of Christ: An Exposition of 2 Peter


Among the many dangers faced by all Christians at all times and in all places are two in particular.  The first is suffering and persecution, arising from the outside.  This was the occasion for Peter's first letter.  The second danger Christians face comes from within.  It is the perennial danger of false teachers and their damnable doctrine.  This is the occasion for Peter's second letter.

In both cases, as Peter himself explains in 2 Peter 3:1, Christians need to be "stirred up" by way of constant reminders of the truth.  It is a living and active knowledge of the truth; indeed, a deep and personal knowledge of Jesus Christ that is going to ground us in the faith, guard us from being deceived by false teachers, and grow us in our faith and sanctification while we wait for His glorious appearing.  

We trust you will be blessed by this exposition of 2 Peter, which was preached from the GBC Pulpit in the Winter and Spring of 2015. 

Knowledge and Power

Speaker
Pastor Dave Theobald
Scripture
2 Peter 1:3-4

  1. The Provision

  2. The Pathway for the Provision

  3. The Power for the Provision

  4. The Purpose of the Provision

  5. The Prerequisite for the Provision

2 Peter

  • Grounded, Guarded, and Growing in the Knowledge fo Christ Listen

    Pastor Dave Theobald - May 10, 2015

    1. Get grounded 2. Be guarded 3. Grow 4. Glorify
  • Implications of His Coming Listen

    Pastor Dave Theobald - May 03, 2015

    1. Needful conduct 2. New Creation
  • Knowledge of His Coming Listen

    Pastor Dave Theobald - April 26, 2015

    1. Understand God's word. (vs 1-2) 2. Understand God's enemies. (vs 3-4) 3. Understand God's providence. (vs 5-7) 4. Understand God's kindness. (vs 8-10)
  • Rejection of Knowledge and Slavery Listen

    Pastor Dave Theobald - April 12, 2015

    1. The statements of those who reject knowledge.     a. Forceful (vs 18)     b. Freedom-promise (vs 19)     c. Fleshly (vs 18)     d. Futile (vs 17a) 2. The state of those who reject knowledge.     a. Present     b. Future
  • Rejecters of Knowledge 2 Listen

    Pastor Dave Theobald - March 29, 2015

    1. The mouth of the false teacher 2. The brain of the false teacher 3. The blots / blemishes of the false teacher 4. The belly of the false teacher 5. The eyes of the false teacher 6. The heart of the false teacher 7. The feet of the false teacher
  • Knowledge, Punishment, and Preservation Listen

    Pastor Dave Theobald - March 22, 2015

    1.  God Knows How To Punish the Ungodly 2.  God Knows How To Preserve the Godly
  • Rejecters of Knowledge 1 Listen

    Pastor Dave Theobald - March 15, 2015

    1. Their pedigree 2. Their plan 3. Their purpose 4. Their product
  • Foundations for Knowledge Listen

    Pastor Dave Theobald - February 08, 2015

    1. The eyes and ears of the apostles. 2. The words of the prophets. 3. The word of God.
  • Knowledge and the Need for Reminders Listen

    Pastor Dave Theobald - February 01, 2015

    Reminders: 1. The what? 2. The how? 3. The why?
  • Knowledge and Fruitfulness Listen

    Pastor Dave Theobald - January 25, 2015

    1. The responsibility (vs. 5-7) 2. The results (vs 8-10) 3. The rewards (vs 11)
  • Knowledge and Power Listen

    Pastor Dave Theobald - January 18, 2015

    The ProvisionThe Pathway for the ProvisionThe Power for the ProvisionThe Purpose of the ProvisionThe Prerequisite for the Provision
  • Knowledge and Grace Listen

    Pastor Dave Theobald - January 11, 2015

    1. The reason for the letter. 2. The writer of the letter. 3. The recipients of the letter. 4. A request in the letter.