Act Like You Know

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Introduction-TikTok, launched in 2016

The TikTok mobile app allows users to create short videos, which often feature music in the background and can be sped up, slowed down, or edited with a filter.
To create a music video with the app, users can choose background music from a wide variety of music genres, edit with a filter and record a 15-second video with speed adjustments before uploading it to share with others on TikTok or other social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter
The "For You" page on TikTok is a feed of videos that are recommended to users based on their activity on the app. Content is generated by TikTok's artificial intelligence (AI) depending on the content a user liked, interacted with, or searched.
Now I am not encouraging you to get on TikTok. And before you decide to go sign up for a TikTok account, I must tell you, there have been concerns raised over the fact that the the popular social media app tracks its users' likes, dislikes and personal information, including email addresses, phone numbers and WiFi networks.
On November 17th of last year, the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Director Christopher Wray, said the bureau has "national security concerns" about the U.S. operations of TikTok, warning that the Chinese government could potentially use the popular video-sharing app to influence American users or control their devices.
According to Commonsensemedia.org using any social network can be risky, but it's possible for kids to safely use the app with adult supervision (and a private account).
Recently another relatable TikTok trend is taking off on the platform, as users act out real-life situations to a catchy ’90s tune.
It is called the ‘act like you know’ trend?
This latest trend to pick up steam on TikTok, sees users poking fun at a range of real-world scenarios. They’re taking aim at everything from trying to remember someone’s name to snatching up those delicious sweet rolls at Texas Roadhouse.
The trend has become home to a wealth of fresh videos poking fun at pretty much any scenario in which willful ignorance comes into play.
The versatility of the ‘act like you know’ trend lends itself to an abundance of different takes, leading the trend to encompass a huge swathe of different topics.
We’ve all been in a situation or two where we’d prefer to act oblivious, after all.
According to Urbandictionary.com
Act like you know
recognize, stop playing or stop playing crazy.
Well when we arrive in our text today, I believe the Apostle Peter is talking to the church through his form of a quick TikTok message via this 3 chapter book in the Holy Bible which we call we call the Epistle of 2 Peter.
The Apostle Peter’s short message is “recognize, stop playing crazy”

Act like you know who Jesus Christ is in your life!

Transition To Body

In the book of 2 Peter, the word knowledge and know are synonymous, and are used 11 times.
Coming from a greek word call gnosis- which mean’s
knowledge of spiritual truth deemed essential to salvation
In the Apostle Peter’s time Greek philosophers saw philosophical knowledge as the key to changing people’s behavior;
But Peter may, however, intended “knowledge” to include the sense of a personal relationship, as often in the Old Testament.
Craig S. Keener, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993), 2 Pe 1:8.
2 Peter 1:1–2 CSB
1 Simeon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ: To those who have received a faith equal to ours through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

The Apostle Peter who personally knew Jesus Christ

2 Peter 1:16–18 ESV
16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” 18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain.

Body- Knowing Jesus as LORD:

Grants Jesus’ Faithful Followers The Greatness & Goodness Of Godliness (His own glory & excellence)- vv3-4

2 Peter 1:3–4 CSB
3 His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 By these he has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desire.
Granted (given)- to give an object or benefit to someone, with the probable implication of greater formality than in the case of
Life-to be alive, to live, life
Godliness- appropriate beliefs and devout practice of obligations relating to supernatural persons and powers—‘religion, piety
Knowledge- the content of what is definitely known—‘what is known, definite knowledge, full knowledge, knowledge
Called- to urgently invite someone to accept responsibilities for a particular task, implying a new relationship to the one who does the calling
Glory- a state of being great and wonderful—‘greatness, glory
Excellence- the quality of moral excellence—‘outstanding goodness, virtue.’

Concerning the goodness of the LORD God

Psalm 34:8 ESV
8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
1 Peter 2:2–3 ESV
2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
Psalm 145:8–9 ESV
8 The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 9 The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.
Mark 10:17–18 ESV
17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.
This happens through His divine power
Note we have a faith of equal standing by the righteousness of our God & Savior Jesus Christ
Note as verse 2 states this knowledge of God & of Jesus our LORD comes through the grace & peace multiplying in us

Concerning the value of godliness:

1 Timothy 4:6–9 ESV
6 If you put these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed. 7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; 8 for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 9 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance.

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So Knowing Jesus as LORD:

Grants Jesus’ Faithful Followers The Greatness & Goodness Of Godliness (His own glory & excellence)- vv3-4

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Motivates Jesus’ Faithful Followers To Grow Towards Greater Spiritual Maturity- vv5-9

2 Peter 1:5–9 CSB
5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, 6 knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness, 7 godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being useless or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 The person who lacks these things is blind and shortsighted and has forgotten the cleansing from his past sins.
Make every effort- to do one’s very best in attempting to do something—‘to do one’s best, to make every effort to, to try as hard as possible.’
Supplement- to provide something in addition to what already exists
Define: something that completes or makes an addition
Faith- to believe to the extent of complete trust and reliance—‘to believe in, to have confidence in, to have faith in, to trust, faith, trust
James 2:18–21 ESV
18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! 20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar?
James 2:26 ESV
26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.
Self-control- to exercise complete control over one’s desires and actions—‘to control oneself, to exercise self- control, self-control.
Steadfast- capacity to continue to bear up under difficult circumstances—‘endurance, being able to endure.’
Affection- affection for one’s fellow believer in Christ—‘love for one’s fellow believer, affection for a fellow believer.
Love- to have love for someone or something, based on sincere appreciation and high regard—‘to love, to regard with affection, loving concern, love
Nearsighted- to be extremely limited in one’s understanding—‘to fail to understand, to be restricted in understanding, to be shortsighted
Illustrated: Can’t see the forest for the trees
Illustration: According to the Mayo Clinic which is a nonprofit American academic medical center focused on integrated health care, education, and research:
Nearsightedness (myopia) is a common vision condition in which near objects appear clear, but objects farther away look blurry. It occurs when the shape of the eye — or the shape of certain parts of the eye — causes light rays to bend (refract) inaccurately. Light rays that should be focused on nerve tissues at the back of the eye (retina) are focused in front of the retina.
Nearsightedness usually develops during childhood and adolescence, and it usually becomes more stable between the ages of 20 and 40. Myopia tends to run in families.
A basic eye exam can confirm nearsightedness. You can compensate for the blurry vision with eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery.
1 John 1:7–10 ESV
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

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So Knowing Jesus as LORD:

Grants Jesus’ Faithful Followers The Greatness & Goodness Of Godliness (His own glory & excellence)- vv3-4 and

Motivates Jesus’ Faithful Followers To Grow Towards Greater Spiritual Maturity- vv5-9

and finally it
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Provides Jesus’ Faithful Followers Absolute Certainty Of Acceptance Before God

2 Peter 1:10–11 CSB
10 Therefore, brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election, because if you do these things you will never stumble. 11 For in this way, entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly provided for you.
Confirm- pertaining to being certain, on the basis of being well established
Calling- the state of having been called to a particular task and/or relation—‘calling.
Election- to make a special choice based upon significant preference, often implying a strongly favorable attitude toward what is chosen
Stumble- to fail to keep the law (of God)—‘to stumble, to err, to sin.’
Richly- a high point on any scale and having the implication of value as well as abundance—‘great, abundant, abundantly, greatly, extremely.’
Provided- to make available whatever is necessary to help or supply the needs of someone—‘to provide for, to support, to supply the needs of, provision, support.’
Entrance (entry)- welcome

Transition To Close

Illustration: I told you at the beginning of this message about Tik-Tok and how every Tik-Tok video has a song playing in the background.
But I never told you name of the 90’s song playing in the background of the TikTok “Act Like You Know” trend.
Well each video taking part in the trend is soundtracked by LaShun Pace’s 1996 track “Act Like You Know.” The trend leans on the song’s relevant lyrics, which simply repeat “act like you know” with increasing intensity. As such, videos typically present a humorous or racy situation in which the truth is obvious but ignored.
Second Verse:
Who am I According to His word Light of the world (light) Salt of the earth (salt) And who are we Pretending to be small Know who you are and act like you know! Yeah, and all it takes is a little faith, yoh Faith, faith, faith, faith
Who do we serve? Jesus! Lion of what? Judah! Alpha and O-mega! If God be for me, who can be against me
Act like you know (eh) Act like you know (eh like you know) Act like you know (act like you know now) If God be for me, who can be against me Act like you know (against me) Act like you know (against me) Act like you know If God be for me, who can be against me
Act like you know now Who can be against me? Yeah Act like you know now Who can be against me?

Close- Knowledge of Jesus our LORD is a realization or reality of our relationship to our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ

2 Peter 1:11 ESV
11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
That Jesus is LORD!
That Jesus is Savior!
That Jesus is the Christ!
2 Peter 3:1–7 ESV
1 This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2 that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, 3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. 4 They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” 5 For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, 6 and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. 7 But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
2 Peter 3:8–10 ESV
8 But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.
2 Peter 3:11–13 ESV
11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, 12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! 13 But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
2 Peter 3:14–15 ESV
14 Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. 15 And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,
Count the patience of our Lord as salvation…
2 Peter 3:18 ESV
18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity.
Amen.
1 Peter 2:9–10 ESV
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
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