One cannot read this section of Peter without a sense of foreboding. World-shattering judgment was looming. God's people needed to be prepared heart and mind for it.
How decisive and committed should one be regarding life-style?
What would be the lot of those who mock sober choices?
Does God care when His people are maligned?
What was God's purpose in the Gospel? Can dead people really live again?
What about personal vigilance? What about my brothers' needs?
Together let's consider how Peter prepared them for the "judgment to come."