But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. (NIV) Two things I would like to point out in this verse: First, the "But". So many writers in the Bible will lay things out for you, but they don't leave you without the "but". They will come back in and remind you of something big and important and essential to empowering you to do what you need to do. Second, I love the "dear friends" that he uses. He is not speaking all of these things in an uncaring way, he is speaking to friends. The same is true of God. There are many places in scripture where God refers to us as His friends. Keep that in mind this week, that God always brings in the "but" to empower you to do what you need to do, and He is with us as our friend.