The Message of 2 Peter & Jude

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The letters of 2 Peter and Jude are sometimes overlooked, yet their message for today's church is timely and compelling. Today, as in the first century, Christians must guard against false guides who lead young believers astray and cause divisions within the community of faith. Responding to this ever-present danger, 2 Peter and Jude equip readers to discern truth from illusion and exhort them to loyalty, harmony and spiritual maturity.

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Overview

The letters of 2 Peter and Jude are sometimes overlooked, yet their message for today's church is timely and compelling. Today, as in the first century, Christians must guard against false guides who lead young believers astray and cause divisions within the community of faith. Responding to this ever-present danger, 2 Peter and Jude equip readers to discern truth from illusion and exhort them to loyalty, harmony and spiritual maturity.

In this volume of the Bible Speaks Today series, Dick Lucas and Christopher Green offer passage-by-passage exposition of the letters of 2 Peter and Jude. They include introductory information on authorship, original audience, major themes and recent issues of scholarship, while focusing on the relevance of these two letters to contemporary Christian experience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830812387
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 10/24/1995
  • Series: The Bible Speaks Today Series
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Lucas was rector of St. Helen's Bishopsgate, London.

Christopher Green, BD, is vice principal at Oak Hill
College, London. Previously he worked at three churches in the London area and is coauthor of The Message of 2 Peter and Jude and coedited a book on preaching entitled When Go&dacute;s Voice Is
Heard. He also edits the Oak Hill School of Theology volumes.

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Table of Contents

General preface
Author's preface
Chief abbreviations
BibliographyIntroduction to 2 Peter
1. The genuine article - 1:1-2
2. The power and the promises - 1:3-4
3. The productive Christian - 1:5-11
4. Remember, remember - 1:12-15
5. The witnesses - 1:16-21
6. The fifth column - 2:1-3
7. Putting the world on hold - 2:4-9
8. Profile of a deadly minister - 2:10-16
9. Profile of a deadly ministry - 2:17-22
10. Have you forgotten anything? - 3:1-2
11. God's powerful word - 3:3-7
12. God's promised patience - 3:8-10
13. Looking forward to a new home - 3:11-16
14. The message of 2 Peter - 3:17-18Introduction to Jude
1. Jude the obsure? - 1-2
2. Churches in danger - 3-4
3. Warnings of judgment: three Old Testament examples - 11-13
4. Warnings of judgment: a familiar example - 9-10
5. Warnings of judgment: three further Old Testament examples - 11-13
6. Warnings of judgment: a further familiar example - 14-16
7. Signs of the times: a warning from the apostles - 17-19
8. Contending for the faith: the Christian - 20-21
9. Contending for the faith: the fallen Christain - 22-23
10. Contending for the faith: the salvation we share - 24-25
Appendix: the authorship of 2 Peter and Jude
Study guide
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