As we open to 2 Peter 3:14-17 this morning, we are coming to Peter's fourth element in how to build an uncluttered, focused life that survives the fires of Revelation 6-19's Return of the King.
Peter who is writing at the end of his life, lays out for the early church these very practical keys to a life that pleases God; and avoids the pitfalls that are so easily entangling and distracting believers from their calling in Christ.
Here again are his five lessons that revolve around warnings about materialism:
â€¢ Materialism Blurs our Purpose in Life as Disciples: Live Redemptively (v.1-9) â€¢ Materialism Clouds our Minds with the Idolatry of Coveting: Keep Alert (v. 10-11) â€¢ Materialism Clutters Our Lives with Discontent: Build Fireproof (v. 12-13) â€¢ Materialism Blinds Our Eyes to Christ with Earthly Treasures: Look Up (v. 14-17) â€¢ Materialism Corrodes Our Wills by Serving Two Masters: Obey Jesus v.18
Our challenge today is to beware of spiritual blindness.
Pastor John Barnett has been devouring the Word of God for over 30 years. John, now the teaching pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan has served congregations in Oklahoma, New England, Georgia and California. He also served on the Faculty of the Master's College...