2 Peter

God’s Longsuffering: An Appeal to the Conscience


God’s Longsuffering: An Appeal to the Conscience    “And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation.” — 2 Peter iii. 15.   JESUS is well called “our Lord,” let us at the commencement adore him. Let us each one cry to him, “My Lord, and my God.” It is a long, long time since our Lord went …

2 Peter:3:15

The Lord’s Knowledge, Our Safeguard

June 30, 1887

The Lord’s Knowledge, Our Safeguard   “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.” — 2 Peter ii.9.   THERE are very narrow limits to our knowledge. There is a great breadth to our conceit; but the things that we really know are …

2 Peter:2:9

Fallen Angels a Lesson to Fallen Men


Fallen Angels A Lesson to Fallen Men   “God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.” — 2 Peter ii. 4.   “THESE are ancient things.” Most men hunger after the latest news; let us on this occasion go back upon the …

2 Peter:2:4

The Ever-Present Crisis

April 17, 1884

The Ever-Present Crisis   “Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, full from your own stedfastness.” — 2 Peter iii. 17.   THE apostle has told us that there will come in the last days scoffers. We, therefore, know this is to be the …

2 Peter:3:17

The World on Fire

August 3, 1873

The World on Fire   “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall he burned up. Seeing then that all these …

2 Peter:3:10, 11

Faith and Life

January 24, 1864

Faith and Life   "Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as his divine power hath …

2 Peter:1:1-4

God’s Estimate of Time

April 27, 1862

God's Estimate of Time   “ But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”— 2 Peter 3:8        FROM this text certain persons, more desirous to find arguments for their theories, than a truthful exposition of the apostle’s …

2 Peter:3:8

A Psalm for the New Year

January 5, 1862

A Psalm for the New Year   But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. -2 Peter 3:18        BEHOLD, beloved, our perpetual dangers. Whither can we go to escape from peril? Where shall we fly to avoid temptation? If …

2 Peter:3:18

Growth in Grace

October 17, 1858

Growth in Grace   “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” — 2 Peter iii. 18.   *This date is an approximation of when this sermon was delivered.   IT is worth while to remark that this passage immediately follows the seventeenth verse, where the apostle says, “Beloved, seeing ye know these things …

2 Peter:3:18

Particular Election

March 22, 1857

Particular Election   "Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure; for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."—2 Peter 1:10, 11        It is exceedingly desirable that in …

2 Peter:1:10-11