Message Notes 11.29.20 It’s Not A Fable But Faith | 2 Peter 1:16-18

2 Peter 1:16-18 (ESV)

For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,”18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain.


I. The Apostles deny making up fables.

1 Timothy 1:3-4 (ESV)

3 As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine4 nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith.

1 Timothy 4:7 (ESV)

7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness

Titus 1:13-14 (ESV)

13 This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith14 not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and the commands of people who turn away from the truth.

John 18:37 (ESV)

37 Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”

John 14:6 (ESV)

6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.


II. The Apostles eyewitness account focuses on Jesus Christ, who is the glorious, majestic Son of God equal with the Father. 

Psalm 2:6-7 (ESV)

6 “As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.”7 I will tell of the decree: The LORD said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you.

Isaiah 42:1 (ESV)

1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.


III. The Apostolic witness affirms Jesus is coming again in power and glory

Acts 1:11 (ESV)

“Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

Titus 2:13 (ESV)

13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ


IV. The Apostles affirm their eyewitness account of the majesty of Christ on the Mount of Transfiguration.

John 1:14 (ESV)

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

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