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A Trustworthy Message

Scriptures Referenced: (2 Peter 1:16-21)

Speaker: Tom Leonard, August 25, 2019

2019-08-25 10-46-09A Trustworthy Message from Island Alliance Church on Vimeo.

About Tom Leonard: Tom Leonard is the Senior Pastor at Island Alliance Church.

Scriptures Referenced

2 Peter 1:16-21

16For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 18And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. 19We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. (KJV)


A Trustworthy Message
II Peter 1:16-21
Main Point:
The message of God is true: based on accounts of Jesus’ disciples, and prophetic fulfillment.

1. The disciples were eyewitnesses to Christ, His teachings
and His transfiguration, and these were for us. verses 16-18

Acts 1:21-22 Replacing Judas as an apostle

Matthew 17:1-8

2. Events prophesied beforehand by prophets who were _____ by the Holy Spirit, not by their own interpretation. verses 19-21

‘Carried’ = to (a load or a burden) – literally and figuratively.

*The Holy Spirit illuminated their minds, gave them supra-natural knowledge of divine matters, gave them foresight of future events, and moved them to what they should speak and write.
>The Holy Spirit illumines our minds – leads and guides us into the truth of the Word! (John 16:13-15)

Let us embrace the Word of God as true and authoritative in our lives! v.19 “…pay attention to it.”