Disciple Lessons from 2 Peter and Jude

by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson
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Dr. Ralph F. Wilson I hope you'll join me in this Bible study. I've been a pastor for the last 30 years, and since 1996 I've been conducting Internet Bible studies. Today I find great joy in teaching people all over the world from every denomination and faith tradition -- even those with no faith background at all. You're welcome to learn more about me and what I believe, if you like. -- Dr. Ralph F. Wilson, Director

I invite you to join me in a brief, six-lesson study of 2 Peter and Jude, two short letters near the end of the New Testament. They're not often the subject of sermons and may seem obscure to some. But here you'll find some gems of Christian teaching:

  • How to grow up in Christ, how to keep from falling.
  • The nature of Scriptural inspiration.
  • Why Christ's coming has been delayed.
  • The dangers of false teachers and bad doctrine.
  • God's awesome protection all around us.

Yes, you'll find some elements that seem kind of obscure, but we'll focus and meditate on those verses which provide nourishment for our souls.

Here's how we'll study together.

  • Each Saturday I'll e-mail you the lesson for the week. Then you'll read the Bible passage and use my notes to help you understand it better.
  • On Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and maybe Thursday, you'll receive a question from that week's lesson to think about and answer. This is designed as a "total immersion" approach to Bible study, since I believe God wants to use it to work real and permanent change in your life. (You can opt out of the daily questions if you like, however, and just receive the weekly lessons.) You'll be thinking about these passages constantly for six weeks -- long enough for God to work his Word into your life and lifestyle.
  • You can respond to the questions using the Joyful Heart Bible Study Forum -- and read others' answers to reinforce your own understanding.
  • On Fridays I'll e-mail you the link to a 20- to 30-minute audio teaching that sums up the passage you've been studying that week. Some who learn better from hearing than from reading really appreciate this.
  • Then on Saturday, I'll send you the next week's lesson.

2 Peter and Jude: Discipleship Lessons, by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson
Available as an e-book in PDF or Kindle formats.
Here's the outline we'll follow over the next six weeks:

Introduction to 2 Peter and Jude
  1. Great and Precious Promises (2 Peter 1:1-4)
    "Knowledge" in 2 Peter
  2. Add to your Faith Goodness (2 Peter 1:5-11)
  3. The Living Word of Scripture (2 Peter 1:12-21)
  4. Beware of False Teachers (2 Peter 2:1-22; Jude 3-19)
    Parallels between 2 Peter and Jude
  5. Not Willing that Any Should Perish (2 Peter 3:1-18)
  6. Able to Keep You From Falling (Jude 1-2, 20-25)

Handouts for Group Participants (may be duplicated for group members at no charge)

I hope I've convinced you to go with me on a JesusWalk for the next six weeks. Join me in sitting at the feet of St. Peter and St. Jude as we learn lessons for disciples.

Yours in Christ's service
Pastor Ralph

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