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Faith that Escapes Corruption

Lesson 13 

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Fall 2019

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By: RLD Editorial Team 

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November 24, 2019

Lesson Focus:

Nurture your precious faith with the knowledge of Christ.

Bible Basis:

2 Peter 1:1-15

Materials Needed:

Step 1:

  • None

Summary & Links:

Faith that Escapes Corruption

These videos and materials are for your personal use. If you show videos in class, be sure to have the necessary rights to do so.

Music Video, Traditional: “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by Sarah Noëlle
Music Video, Multicultural: “Faithful God” by Noel Robinson
Music Video, Contemporary: “Jesus Is” by Matt Marvane
Guzik’s Commentary on 2 Peter 1
Barnes’ Commentary on 2 Peter 1
Commentary on 2 Peter 1

Memory Verse:

Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
—2 Peter 1:4

Step 1:

Nurture your precious faith with the knowledge of Christ.

Materials Needed:

  • None

AVOID SPOILAGE
Throughout history, people have used techniques such as curing, smoking, or drying to preserve meat and escape the corruption that would otherwise ruin it. Today we use freezing and refrigeration to stave off the growth of bacteria, yeast, and mold. Yet this Thanksgiving, the U.S. Department of Agriculture meat and poultry hotline will receive hundreds of calls from people worried that their turkey has spoiled or will make their guests sick. Even in our modern age, food spoilage is a lingering problem. We still have to watch out for things that corrupt—physically and spiritually.

AVOID CORRUPTION
Peter wrote to Christians who, like us, found themselves surrounded by all manner of corrupting influences. The world, our flesh, lust, and evil desires would work together to bring spoilage to us. So we must cultivate godly habits and emulate the example of Jesus. The Lord called Christians the salt of the earth, and one meaning of that is that salt preserves things that would otherwise go bad. Let us pursue the things that keep us fresh and unspoiled in the world.

Questions

  • What are your best and worst Thanksgiving memories?
  • In what ways do you see culture working to “spoil” Christians?
  • What’s a godly habit you could develop that would help you and others escape the corruption of the world?

Looking for Steps 2, 3 & 4?

You can find Steps 2, 3 & 4 in your teacher’s guide. To purchase a teacher’s guide, please visit: Bible-in-Life or Echoes.

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