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Things the New Testament

Said We are to Look For

Dale Collins 1-22-2019


Righteousness Through Faith in Christ

Philipians 3:1  Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. Php 3:2  Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. 

BEWARE = to look at (literally or figuratively): - behold, perceive, regard, see, take heed.

DOGS = Paul used the word DOGS as a Metaphor describing false teachers as a pack of dogs which are vicious.  

EVIL WORKERS = worthless, depraved, or injurious: - harm, ill, noisome, wicked.

CONCISION = (to cut); a cutting down (off), that is, mutilation.  Some people are butchering the Word of God and God’s people.  Beware of them.

Php 3:3  For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the fleshPhp 3:4  Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: Php 3:5  Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; Php 3:6  Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. Php 3:7  But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Php 3:8  Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, Php 3:9  And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faithPhp 3:10  That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; Php 3:11  If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead

Straining Toward the Goal

Php 3:12  Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Php 3:13  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, Php 3:14  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus


Php 3:15  Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded:   The word PERFECT here means = Complete.


and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. Php 3:16  Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing. Php 3:17  Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample


Php 3:18  (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of ChristPhp 3:19  Whose end is destruction,

DESTRUCTION = ruin or loss (physical, spiritual or eternal): - damnable (-nation), pernicious ways, waste.

whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) Php 3:20  For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ

CONVERSATION = a community, that is, (figuratively): our citizenship.

Php 3:21  Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself


The Day of the Lord Will Come


2 Peter 3:1  This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance

2Pe 3:2  That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 

2Pe 3:3  Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers,

SCOFFER = a derider, that is, (by implication) a false teacher: - mocker.

According to Merriam-Webster dictionary DERIDER = to laugh at or insult contemptuously.  To subject to usually bitter or contemptuous ridicule or criticism.

walking after their own lusts2Pe 3:4  And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.  LUST = longing desire especially for what is forbidden2Pe 3:5  For this they willingly are ignorant of,


that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 2Pe 3:6  Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished PERISHED = Destroyed. 2Pe 3:7  But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men

PERDITION = ruin or loss (physical, spiritual or eternal): - damnable (-nation), destruction, die, perish, pernicious ways, waste.

The Dictionary says PERNICIOUS = having a harmful effect, especially in a GRADUAL or SUBTLE WAY.

2Pe 3:8  But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 

NOTE: The Lord is not in any hurry.

2Pe 3:9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.  LONGSUFFERING = patient


2Pe 3:10  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night;


NOTE:  ALL This is saying is that He is going to catch a lot of people unprepared that are NOT LOOKING FOR HIM.  Real born again Christians will be looking for Him and will not be caught off guard.




2Pe 3:10  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night;

in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up

2Pe 3:11  Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 

HOLY = sacred (physically pure, morally blameless



2Pe 3:12  Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God,

HASTING = to await eagerly

wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat

2Pe 3:13  Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness


DWELLETH = to house permanently, that is, reside (literally or figuratively):

Final Words

This Book was wrote to the Church, the BELOVED.  We are not going to be off on some far away star when all of this happens are He would not have told us to be looking for it.

2Pe 3:14  Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. 


DILIGENT = to use speed, that is, to make effort,  be prompt or earnest endeavour,   labour, study.


2Pe 3:15  And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 

2Pe 3:16  As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 


UNLEARNED = Ignorant. (Biblical or otherwise.)

UNSTABLE = unfixed, that is, (figuratively) vacillating: - unstable.


WREST = to pervert


2Pe 3:17  Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. 


BEWARE = through the idea of isolation; to watch, that is, be on guard (literally or figuratively); by implication to preserve. obey, avoid: -


ERROR = fraudulence;  a straying,  delusion.

WICKED = lawless, that is, (by implication) criminal. God calls those that break His laws as criminals.

FALL = to drop away; specifically be driven out of one’s course; figuratively to lose, become inefficient: -  fail, fall (away, off), take none effect.





2Pe 3:18  But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. 


GROW = increase

GRACE = especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life;

KNOWLEDGE = the act of knowing or what you know.

GLORY = dignity, honour, praise, worship.


PLEASE NOTE:  This Bible Study Notes go right along with our video by the same title.