Have you ever thought of Peter as an “ignorant fisherman?” If so, J. Vernon McGee would ask you to take a second look. “As we see in his first epistle, he deals with more doctrine in a brief letter [of 2 Peter] than any other New Testament writer. He takes up controversial matters and handles them in a masterful way.” 2 Peter is the apostle’s “swan song,” and his message is that you won’t be able to live for God unless you have a knowledge of the Word of God.
In McGee’s Thru the Bible series, he goes through each book of the Bible, giving an introduction and an outline before going into a commentary on each book. He’s known as one of the best modern-day commentators, interpreting in a to-the-point style. You can almost hear him speaking to you.
As a special treat, you can read the whole introduction and chapter 1 of the commentary on 2 Peter. We hope this will bless you in your ministry and knowledge of the apostle Peter and this epistle. If you love this sample, don’t forget that the entire series is on sale for your WORDsearch library (much better than a PDF!) for $49.95 for a limited time.