2 Peter 1:12-21

Prophecy of Scripture

12 So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. 13 I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body, 14 because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 15 And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.

16 For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”[a18 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.

19 We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.



“Bloom’s Taxonomy”, Peter Scazzero, The Emotionally Healthy Leader, pg 44.  

1:19 “We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable.”  

The Scriptures is not _______ word it is _________ Word which means it should carry more weight in your life. 

The Bible is God’s Word:  

  1. The Bible is ___________________.  

  1. The Bible is  ____________. 

Bible believers are always both ____________ and ____________ the curve of a fallen world.   


God is eager to remind you:   

  • Verse 12 - 

  • Verse 13 -   

  • Verse 19 - 






  1. Many people have different experiences of God. Share a time when you felt like you experienced God.  

  2. What three things does Peter do to give his listeners solid, reliable, and trustworthy knowledge and experience of God?  

    1.  Consistent witness 

    2.  Eyewitness testimony 

    3.  Unwilling prophets 


  3. (Not a great question maybe) V12 Peter says “I will remind you of these things”. I hate getting reminded of stuff. How can we handle well getting reminded of stuff?  


  4. V12 How do you know if you are firmly established in the Word?  

  5. V16 Peter says we don’t follow one thing, because we are another thing. What are those two things?  

  6. Does it bother you to call the events of the Bible stories?  

  7. V19 Tell one thing that you have learned about the Bible over the years that tells you the Bible is reliable.  

  8. V21 If prophecy came from God, what does that mean we are getting when we hear the Bible?  

  9. Tell about a time when you came to know God through his Word in a unique or special way.