Sermons by Rod Bunton
The Day of the Lord: Prophecy vs. Mockery
2 Peter 3:1-4 In Chapter 3, Peter turns to the second coming of Christ and the judgment that event will bring. Pastor Rod Bunton looks at the first four verses that discuss the contrast between true prophecy about the event from the Scriptures verses those false prophets who, in their ignorance, mock those who believe.
The Trap of the Apostate
2 Peter 2:20-22 Peter concludes Chapter 2 by focusing on a special category of false teachers: apostates. Pastor Rod Bunton reminds us of the best-known apostate, Judas Iscariot, who was privileged to walk with and hear from Jesus himself and yet turned away from the truth.
2 Peter 2:17-19 One of the problems with false prophets is that they cannot preach a life-giving message because they start with a bible full of errors. Pastor Rod Bunton continues teaching from 2 Peter 2 about the false teachers who tickle the ears but deliver powerless promises.
Recognizing False Prophets
2 Peter 2:10b-16 Continuing to warn his readers about false prophets, Peter gives details about their personal characteristics. Pastor Rod Bunton helps us understand those qualities with which we can recognize them today.
Precedents for Judgment
2 Peter 2:5-9 Peter continues to recall times when God fulfilled his promise to judge sinners. Pastor Rod Bunton dives deeper into two more precedents that demonstrate God’s punishment on those that oppose Him.
The Rebellion of Angels
2 Peter 2:3b-4 Peter introduced the topic of false prophets in this chapter and, in this passage, he begins to teach that although they may seem to prosper, God will ultimately punish them. Pastor Rod Bunton looks at Peter’s first example where not even angels were allowed to go unpunished when they rebelled.
An Overture to False Prophets, Part 2
2 Peter 2:1-3 Peter describes the prevalence of false teachers, their effect on the church, and their motivation. Pastor Rod Bunton concludes this introduction to the existence and agenda of false prophets.
An Overture to False Prophets, Part 1
2 Peter 2:1-3 After establishing the truths of reliable doctrines from God by way of reminder in Chapter 1, Peter turns to false doctrines. Pastor Rod Bunton begins as Peter does with an introduction to the existence and agenda of false prophets.
The Sure Word of God
2 Peter 1:19-21 Although Peter’s amazing eyewitness experience was powerfully convincing, it didn’t make God’s Word more reliable when he preached it. Pastor Rod Bunton shows how God’s Scripture is trustworthy on its own because it comes from Him.
Eyewitness to the Truth
2 Peter 1:16-18 Peter, nearing the end of his life, wanted to be sure that his readers could discern between the truth and false teachings after he was gone. Pastor Rod Bunton examines Peter’s assertion that he was proclaiming the truth because of his unique eyewitness account.
Joy of Contentment
Philippians 4:10-20 The Christmas season usually brings high expectations: joyous family gatherings, scrumptious meals, and perfect gifts; and yet reality often falls short. Pastor Rod Bunton visits a passage from one of Paul’s prison epistles to remind us of the joy of true contentment.
Stirring You Up By Way of Reminder
2 Peter 1:12-15 Much like today, Peter’s audience of believers were expert forgetters, distracted by the events of life to a point of losing track of the qualities that we are to pursue. Pastor Rod Bunton shows us that this behavior was not new, as even Old Testament witnesses to mighty miracles were quick to forget; but the Lord provided reminders to them then and to us today.