It is fitting that Matthew comes first in the New Testament, for two reasons: first, from the opening sentence it has deliberate and direct ties to the Old Testament; second.
A guided tour that helps you understand the important elements of every book in the Bible and how the different pieces of the Bible fit together as a coherent whole.
- Who does the Bible say I am in Christ Jesus?
- If I am being shaped by Christ’s love, how am I living it out?
- Remembering Ananias and Sapphira, what areas of my life am I keeping back from God?
- What changes do I need to make in my life to show I am a child of God?
2 Peter 3:14-18
14 Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. 15 And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, 16 as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. 17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.