Read 2 Peter 1:16-21. When I first typed this sermon, I had a cheesy joke to begin us. You would have thought it was funny and laughed, but it would have also been the one thing that you remembered above the rest of the sermon.
Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my decease. 2 Peter 1:15
Peter just said that at some point he will “put off” his tent, meaning die. Based on that, he now says, “Moreover I will be careful.” The word translated as “careful” is the same word he used in verse 1:10 where he told the brethren to “be even more diligent.” Just as he exhorted them to be diligent in making their call and election sure, so he would also be diligent, as he says, “to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things.”
He was not leaving it solely up to them to hear once and then have to remember all that they were told, but rather, he was tending to them as a flock and carefully promising to lead them as long as he was able to do so.… Read the rest