Monthly Archives: March 2015


Looking Forward – Part 4: The Lord Knows – Part 2

Pastor Jim Mailloux
2 Peter 2:4-9

Looking Forward – Part 4: The Lord Knows – Part 2 from First Baptist Church on Vimeo.

Follow-up Video

Follow-up Questions for Looking Forward – Part 4: The Lord Knows – Part 2 from First Baptist Church on Vimeo.

Go Deeper Questions

  1. Read Genesis 6. What stood out to you that you hadn’t read before?
  2. Read Genesis 19:1-26. Contrast God’s view of wickedness to Lot’s view of wickedness and the view of our society today.
  3. Read 2 Peter 2:7-8. In what way was Lot righteous? Did Lot still sin? Give an example.
  4. Read 2 Peter 2:9. This verse gives two promises. How do these promises give hope to the Christian?

Looking Forward – Part 4: The Lord Knows

Pastor Jim Mailloux
2 Peter 2:1-4

Looking Forward – Part 4: The Lord Knows from First Baptist Church on Vimeo.

Follow-up Video

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Go Deeper Questions

  1. Read 2 Peter 2:1-3. Out of all the things that Peter could talk about at the end of his life, why is a warning about false teachers important?
  2. Name some examples of false teaching that you have heard? Be sure to name the teaching that is false and not just criticize a ministry over style or methods.
  3. Read Jude 1-24. What parallels do you see between Jude and 2 Peter 2?
  4. Read 2 Peter 2:2-3; 1 Timothy 6:3-5; Titus 1:11; Romans 16:17-18. How are people exploited by the made up stories of false teachers?
  5. What hope is found in 2 Peter 2:1-4?

Looking Forward – Part 3: Firmly Established

Pastor Jim Mailloux
2 Peter 1:16-21

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Follow-up Video

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Go Deeper Questions

  1. Read 2 Peter 1:16. How does Peter’s eyewitness testimony lend credibility to his message?
  2. Discuss what Peter, James and John must have thought and experienced in Mark 9:2-8. How did this event likely impact their ministries?
  3. Read 2 Peter 1:19a; 1 Peter 1:10-12; Hebrews 11:39-40. How is “the word of the prophets made more certain”?
  4. Read 2 Peter 1:19b; 2 Corinthians 4:6; Revelation 22:16; I Thessalonians 5:4-11. Compare light and darkness, especially as it relates to Christ and sin and you.
  5. Read 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16. Why is the inspiration and authority of the Bible so important?

Looking Forward – Part 2: Plan Ahead

Pastor Jim Mailloux
2 Peter 1:5-15

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Follow-up Video

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Go Deeper Questions

  1. Read 2 Peter 1:5. How does my effort to grow as a Christian cooperate with God’s work for my growth? How important is my effort in the process of spiritual growth?
  2. Read 2 peter 1:5-7. Which of these qualities has been most valuable in your Christian life?
  3. Which of these qualities have been the most difficult to add to your faith?
  4. Read 2 Peter 1:9. How does remembering that your sins are forgiven help you to add these qualities to your life?
  5. Read 2 Peter 1:8,10-11. Why is it important to “possess these qualities in increasing measure”?

Looking Forward – Part 1: Divine Power

Pastor Jim Mailloux
2 Peter 1:1-4

Looking Forward – Part 1 from First Baptist Church on Vimeo.

Follow-up Video

Follow-up Questions: Looking Forward – Part 1 from First Baptist Church on Vimeo.

Go Deeper Questions

  1. In what ways is 60 A.D. similar to 2015?  In what ways is it different?  Is it reasonable to expect that we may see the same level of Christian persecution in our day?  Give current examples.  Are there any Bible verses that tell us to expect persecution?
  2. Peter called himself a “servant and apostle of Jesus Christ”.  He was a servant first, then an apostle.  How would you describe yourself using your own ministry title (“servant and <ministry title>”)?  Why is it sometimes difficult to view ourselves as slaves of Jesus Christ?
  3. In 2 Peter 1:1-2, Peter equates Jesus and God, thus asserting the deity of Jesus Christ.  Why is this such an important doctrine?  What other verses of Scripture declare the deity of Christ?
  4. In 2 Peter 1:3, Peter uses the words “divine power” to describe the power of Christ to help us live a godly life.  The literal translation is “God dynamite”.  In what ways does the power of Christ help you to live a godly life?
  5. Read 2 Peter 1:4.  Contrast the “divine nature” with “the corruption in the world caused by evil desires”.  Give examples.