QTVOTD: Expository word from Peter…

“knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” 2 Peter 1:20-21 -> me: Old testament scripture was written by God through the Holy Spirit in men (the Prophets).  Reading through 2 Peter 1:12-23, I learned the following which flows together so nicely.  1) We need God’s word consistently.  2) There are no fables, the multitudes witnessed all that Jesus did and there is no one who was there that has written refuting it.  3) God Himself spoke from heaven to attest to Jesus as His Son.  4) All scripture points to Jesus.  5) No prophesy ever originated from man’s will, it was the Holy Spirit Who gave the prophets the words to write.  Peter, the first pastor does his own version of expositional preaching and walks us through God’s truth in a systematic way.  I am so thankful that I attend a church whose leadership grasps and exercises expository preaching!

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