Synopses & Reviews
2 PETER & JUDE. The early church had learned how to deal with persecution from outside the community, but needed help defending themselves against those who would destroy their community from the inside. Differences within the community were not uncommon-but the church was facing those who purposely distorted the gospel for their own gain. Peter and Jude denounce these false teachers, encouraging their readers to stand firm in the faith, holding to the promise that Jesus would someday return. LifeChange Series: Christians have a lifelong goal: to become like Christ. This involves change, and change isn’t always easy. But the more you know of God’s purposes for you, the more you can experience His joy and participate in His plan. The LifeChange Series of Bible studies on books of the Bible can help you grow in Christlikeness through a life-changing encounter with God’s Word. You’ll benefit in these important ways: 1) You’ll gain a firm understanding of the book-its historical context, purpose, structure, and meaning; 2) You’ll apply its powerful, relevant wisdom to needs and issues you are currently working through; and 3) You’ll acquire personal study skills and a thirst to return to the book on your own-so you can keep going deeper into its life-transforming truths.
The early church had learned how to deal with persecution from outside the community, but needed help defending themselves against those who would destroy their community from the inside.
This Bible study on the books of Peter and Jude examines their message of encouragement to stand firm in the faith, holding to the promise that Jesus would someday return.
• Personal study between meetings
• 9 sessions
• Includes study aids and discussion questions
LIFECHANGE Bible studies allow the Bible to speak for itself. You'll see for yourself what it says (not what someone else thinks it says) and develop the skills and desire to dig even deeper into God's Word.
Fundraising basics for those in ministry.
Whether you are experienced at fundraising or just starting out, Funding Your Ministry will help answer your questions and put you on the biblical path for recruiting and maintaining donor support.
About the Author
SCOTT MORTON serves with The Navigators as Vice President of Development for U.S. ministries and is a member of the National Leadership Team. He graduated from Iowa State University in technical journalism and worked in newspaper advertising before joining the Navigator staff in 1970. Previous assignments include Columbia, Missouri; Iowa City, Iowa; Madison, Wisconsin; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and short-term ministries in Asia and Europe. He has served in Development since 1985 and has been on the National Leadership Team since 2004.
Scott and Alma met the Lord in The Navigators ministry at Iowa State. They have been married since 1964 and have two married daughters, one married son and four grandchildren.
The Mortons enjoy baseball (Scott was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles and Minnesota Twins), bird-watching, antiquing and helping people grow in their spiritual journeys through small group Bible studies and one-on-one mentoring. Scott also enjoys writing, having published Funding Your Ministry (Whether You’re Gifted or Not), a book to help missionaries raise financial support, Down to Earth Discipling, a realistic approach to sharing one’s faith with others and Tired of Do-List Christianity? which helps debunk the misconceptions that hold back spiritual growth and steal our joy.