The Apostle Peter bases his authority, at least in part, on the fact that he is an eyewitness to Christ’s life — especially the Transfiguration. As Pastor Nate Harlan asserts, Peter’s eyewitness testimony does not put God to the test. Rather, God puts us to the test.
Is it possible to know that you are elect? In this passage, the Apostle Peter says yes. In this challeging and encouraging sermon, Pastor Nate Harlan says God wants His children to be sure about His loving intentions toward them.
Do you care how useful you are to the Lord? Do you have a desire to bear good fruit for Him? Pastor Nate Harlan steps through the seven qualities the Apostle Peter mentions that we should see growing in ourselves and in each other.
Pastor Nate Harlan talks about another difference between Roman Catholicism and Reformed Protestantism — Roman Catholics emphasize synthesis of a number of conflicting views for the sake of unity. The Reformers emphasize antithesis between views that are true or false.
Christian, whenever you think that you cannot repent or that you cannot change, you must remember the promises given to us through the Apostle Peter. Pastor Nate Harlan reminds us that we have become partakers of the divine nature and have escaped from the corruption in the world.