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 January 29

Read: 2 Peter 1  

Big Idea:   The apostle Peter outlines for us the basics of the doctrine of the inspiration of the Scriptures. He says: (1) the apostles did not pass along fictional stories when preaching about the power of Jesus during His earthly ministry. (2) They have a surer word of prophecy than even the Old Testament prophets. (3) The Scriptures are not man-made and full of errors. Instead, the Spirit of God inspired the writings of holy men. Those same words have been preserved for us in the Bible.   

Key Verse(s):  

2 Peter 1:16 For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.

2 Peter 1:19 And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;

2 Peter 1:20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation,

2 Peter 1:21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.