Two Ways to Live in Response to God’s Promises

Two Ways to Live in Response to God’s Promises

2 Peter 3

1) A reminder of a reminder

Purpose of the letter

God’s word is trustworthy

2) The scoffer’s…

Lives and response to the promise

Peter’s reply

Outcome

3) The Christian…

Lives and response to promise

Peter’s support

Outcome

Youth Group Notes

What is ONE thing that’s interesting from today’s sermon, one question to keep thinking about and one thing to pray about?

Preacher: Rayk Platzek

Just KEEP TRUSTING (Numbers 10:11-12:16)

Just KEEP TRUSTING

Numbers 10:11-12:16

(Reading 11:1-17)

1. On the way home… “Are we there yet?”

God’s obedient, optimistic people march (10:11-36)

But they soon begin to complain

11:1-3

11:4-9

12:1-2

* they do arrive (12:16)

2. Lessons learned…

3. Lessons that apply to us as well

Preacher: Steve Blencowe

On our way home? (Numbers 1-10)

On Our Way Home?

Numbers 1-10

(Reading 1:1-19, 44-54)

1. God guides his obedient, ordered army of people…

2. … to the home he is preparing for them

3. What about you, where are you heading?

Preacher: Steve Blencowe

Youth Group Notes

What is ONE thing that’s interesting from today’s sermon, one question to keep thinking about and one thing to pray about?

1. Interesting:

2. Question:

3. Pray:

What is ‘holy’ and why does it matter? (Leviticus 17-27)

What is ‘holy’ and why does it matter?

Leviticus 17-27

(Reading 24:17-25:18)

1. ‘Be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy’ (19:2b)

2. God has exacting standard of holiness… and of mercy!

– e.g. the blasphemer (Lev 24:10ff)

– e.g. the year of Jubilee (Lev 25)

3. What does this mean for Christians?

Preacher: Steve Blencowe

Youth Group Notes

What is ONE thing that’s interesting from today’s sermon, one question to keep thinking about and one thing to pray about?

1. Interesting:

2. Question:

3. Pray:

The Amazing Gift of Complete Forgiveness (Leviticus 16)

THE AMAZING GIFT OF COMPLETE FORGIVENESS

Leviticus 16

(Reading Hebrews 9:1-14)

1. Yom Kippur is the day to make things right with God

2. The same procedure was repeated every year
1-10 Preparations
11-14 Sin offering for the priest
15-19 Sin offering for the community
20-22 Scapegoat
23-25 Burnt offerings for the priest and the community
26-28 Finishing up
29-34 Instructions to repeat

3. Understanding all this helps us appreciate the finished work of Jesus – and the amazing gift of complete forgiveness! (Hebrews 9)

Dear God,
I am sorry for rebelling against you and living like you don’t exist.
Thank you for Jesus’ sacrifice that atones for my sin.
Please forgive me, change me, and help me live for you.
Amen

Preacher: Steve Blencowe

Youth Group Notes
What is ONE thing that’s interesting from today’s sermon, one question to keep thinking about and one thing to pray about?
1. Interesting:

2. Question:

3. Pray:

An Education in Purity (Leviticus 11-15)

An Education in Purity

Leviticus 11-15

1. Leviticus gives us an education in purity

• Rules, rules, and more rules…

• The lessons behind the rules

11:44 God is holy and His people are to be holy

15:31 No-one can approach God without being ‘clean’

2. Jesus can make sinful hearts pure

• Mark 5:24-34

• Mark 7:1-23

3. Lessons continue: only Jesus can make us clean!

Preacher: Steve Blencowe

Youth Group Notes

What is ONE thing that’s interesting from today’s sermon, one question to keep thinking about and one thing to pray about this week?

1. Interesting:

2. Question:

3. Pray:

The Virtue of Intolerance (2 Peter 2)

THE VIRTUE OF INTOLERANCE

(2 PETER 2)

1. NOTHING is more damaging than spreading lies about Jesus:

  • It is damaging to those who listen (recall 2 Peter 1)

  • And to those who spread them (2 Peter 2)

2. Weshould EXPECT people to propagate lies about Jesus

  • And recognise the character of those spread such lies

  • While humbly trusting God to JUDGE

  • and God to SAVE

3. Consider the virtue ofINTOLERANCE…

Preacher: Steve Blencowe

YOUTH GROUP NOTES

What is ONE thing that’s interesting from today’s sermon, one question to keep thinking about and one thing to pray about this week?

1. Interesting:

2. Question:

3. Pray:

Everything We Need (2 Peter 1:1-11)

Everything We Need

2 Peter 1:1-11

1. Christianity is all about God-help; not self-help

2. “Knowledge” of God and his promises motivate and equip us with all we need to live godly lives

3. We must never lose sight of what Jesus has done

Preacher: Steve Young