Detailed outline of 2 Peter

  1. Greetings (1:1–2)
  2. Exhortation to Growth in Christian Virtues (1:3–11)
    1. The Divine Enablement (1:3–4)
    2. The Call for Growth (1:5–7)
    3. The Value of Such Growth (1:8–11)
  3. The Purpose and Authentication of Peter’s Message (1:12–21)
    1. His Aim in Writing (1:12–15)
    2. The Basis of His Authority (1:16–21)
  4. Warning against False Teachers (ch. 2)
    1. Their Coming Predicted (2:1–3a)
    2. Their Judgment Assured (2:3b–9)
    3. Their Characteristics Set Forth (2:10–22)
  5. The Fact of Christ’s Return (3:1–16)
    1. Peter’s Purpose in Writing Restated (3:1–2)
    2. The Coming of Scoffers (3:3–7)
    3. The Certainty of Christ’s Return (3:8–10)
    4. Exhortations Based on the Fact of Christ’s Return (3:11–16)
  6. Conclusion and Doxology (3:17–18)
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