We can Outline of the Paragraph 5:7-11 in three points I. Be Patient in the Light of the Coming of the Lord 7-9 II. Biblical Examples of Patience 10-11a III. Be Patient in the Light of Godâ€™s Compassion and Mercy â€“ 11b
I. The Theme of Verses 7-11 -- Patience and Perseverance
Patience â€“ makrothumiaâ€”appears 4 times in verses 7-10
Perseverance (endure/steadfast) â€“ hupomone â€“ 2 times in v. 11
II. The Judge is Standing at the Door
III. The â€śNearnessâ€ť of Christâ€™s Return
II Peter 3:1-7; Rev. 22:7, 20; Rom. 13:11
A. Nearness from the perspective of importance.
B. Nearness from the perspective of the Lord â€“ 2 Peter 3:8-16
C. Three Primary Purposes of Prophecy
1. A Spur to Patience
2. A Spur to holiness for the Christian v. 11, 14, 17-18
Pastor Steve came to Christ at the age of 11. He graduated from Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in 1979 with a B.A. in theology as the Valedictorian of his class. He joined our church in 1978, came on staff, full-time in 1980, was ordained as an Elder in 1982, and became...