Dealing with Devine Delays – Part 1 |

Sunday Service – 11 July 2021

2 Peter 3:1-14 (NLT)
1This is my second letter to you, dear friends, and in both of them I have tried to stimulate your wholesome thinking and refresh your memory. 2I want you to remember what the holy prophets said long ago and what our Lord and Savior commanded through your apostles. 3Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. 4They will say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.” 5They deliberately forget that God made the heavens by the word of his command, and he brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water. 6Then he used the water to destroy the ancient world with a mighty flood. 7And by the same word, the present heavens and earth have been stored up for fire. They are being kept for the day of judgment, when ungodly people will be destroyed. 8But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. 9The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.10But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment. 11Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live, 12looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along. On that day, he will set the heavens on fire, and the elements will melt away in the flames. 13But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness. 14And so, dear friends, while you are waiting for these things to happen, make every effort to be found living peaceful lives that are pure and blameless in his sight.

Introduction

  1. Christ is coming again.
  2. You will not be prepare but you will be caught the issue is what will you caught doing.
  3. Devine truth permeate
  4. The delayed parecia

1st Our World Confirms His Word

  1. Don’t forget how the world was created.
  2. Job’s case
  3. Lazarus case
  4. His disciples- When Jesus spoke to the sea and calmed it heard the same voice of creation.

2nd His Promise Control Our Perspective

  1. Don’t be an unexpectant Christian. What is the point of praying and no expectation
  2. The unbeliever sees covid 19.

3rd Our Holiness Complements His Hand

  1. 7, 11, 14, 17, 18 God is not slow but he is just patient.
  2. He delay judgement that you should repent.
  3. Delay punishment so that you can repent he delays promises so that you can work on righteousness

Conclusion

I love my kids but there are gifts I will withhold until they spend time with me

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