2 PETER OUTLINE

A. Ralph Johnson

 

THEME:† Warning against false-teachers, ignorant of the coming destruction of this heavens and earth.

To those of like precious faith.

Written about 68 AD, just before his death (2Pet. 1:14), crucified head down.

CHAPTERS &

KEY WORDS

OUTLINE

3ch(3) (brief)

1: Faithful

GREETING (1:1-2)

 

 

I.         EXHORTATION TO BE FAITHFUL (1:3-21)

 

A.      Because of Godís exceedingly great promises (1:3-4)

 

B.       Add to your faith...(1:5-9)

 

C.       Make your calling and election sure (1:10-11)

 

D.      Peterís determination to put them in remembrance because his death is near (1:12-21; cf. John 21:18-19)

1.        Personal testimony as an eyewitnesses of Christís majesty (1:16-18; cf. Luke 9:28 -32)

2.        Prophecies come from God, not men. (1:19-21)

 

2: False prophets

II.       WARNING CONCERNING FALSE PROPHETS (chapter like the book of Jude)

 

A.      False prophets coming and effect (2:1-3)

 

B.       God's power to bring judgment upon them (2:4-9)

1.        The angels that sinned were cast down (2:4)

2.        The ancient world at the time of Noah was destroyed (2:5)

3.        Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed (2:6-9)

 

C.       Their rebellious and depraved state (2:10-17)

 

D.      Their effect upon others (2:18-22)

 

3: Day of God

III.     DELAY DOESN'T MEAN JUDGMENT ISNíT COMING (3:1-18)

 

A.      Scoffers predicted to come (3:1-4)

 

B.       They willfully forget the destruction of the flood (3:5-7)

 

C.       God's judgment is not limited by time (3:8-9)

 

D.      The coming terrible day of God (3:10-13)

 

 

CONCLUSION:

Beware of being carried away with their error (3:14-18)

1.        When the day comes, be found ready (14)

2.        Account the delay of God as salvation as Paul taught in his letters (15-16)

3.        Be steadfast and grow in grace and knowledge (17-18)