Scripture: 2 Peter 2:17–2:22
2 Peter 2:17-22
I. Their teaching is hollow and deceptive. 2 Peter 2:17.
II. Strategies for deceiving the unstable.
A. They communicate with undue confidence. 2 Peter 2:18a.
B. They appeal to the desire of the flesh. 2 Peter 2:18b.
C. They (falsely) promise freedom to their hearers. 2 Peter 2:19.
III. The serious plight of the false teachers. 2 Peter 2:20-22.
Questions for reflection:
- What makes false teachers and their teaching so attractive?
- What might be some recent or current examples of false teachers and/or false teaching?
- Why does Peter emphasize the serious plight of the false teachers?