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Part 4: Not convinced of the final fate of the apostates? The first prophecy known to have been spoken by a man, Enoch, depicts their fate.
Jude 1-25
Part 3: Beware of their nature and know their actions. Do not give them a greeting, and as result, share in their wicket ways. 2 John 10&11
Jude 1-25
Part 2: Judgement is coming on those do not repent and turn from their wicket ways.  Vengeance is the Lord's, He will repay.
Jude 1-25
A Heart devoted to Love is a Heart that gives God glory!
1 Thessalonians 2:19-3:10
God expects more than just “good deeds”. He expects complete access to the totality of your person and practice.
Romans 12:1-2
Praise the Lord for He is Risen! Resurrection Sunday is coming!!
Romans 8:28-32
We don’t need to be encouraged. We need to be transformed!
Isaiah 61:1-3
A truly wise man does not look to himself for righteous, but delights and mediates on the Law of God, his firm sure foundation.
Psalms 1
Rejoice in God for he has promised total restoration, sealed in Christ's blood.
Psalms 63:9-11
Meditating upon your Word reminds me of your upholding right hand, in this my soul clings, and in this my soul is satisfied!
Psalms 63:5-8
The Work of Christ is God's ultimate display of love, in this His power and glory are seen most clearly, and in this we are revived.
Psalms 63:1-4
Because of who He is!
Psalms 100
Joshua the warrior: a foreshadow of Christ, who is the ultimate warrior and our victory!
Joshua 1:5-9
God's creation displays that all are accountable to his authority, yet his love shines as a bright light to bring us into his Fatherly care.
Psalms 19:1-6
Rest in Christ for he is our righteousness!
1 Timothy 3:14-16
Because we are his people: 1) give thanks, 2) sing praise unto His name, 3) glory in His name 4) seek Him 5) remember His great works.
1 Chronicles 16:8-13
What are you hoping in?
1 Corinthians 15:56-58
God's righteous standard = Our greatest joy!
James 1
God standard produces a genuine piety that pleases Him.
James 1:26-27
For it is when we turn our eyes to Christ and away from our "thorn" that we truly see His power and are given the ability to press on.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
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Apostasy In the Church
Jude 1-25
Part 1: Now is the time to contend for the truth. Beware of those who turn the truth into an opportunity for their own self exaltation.
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Published June 25th, 2020
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Jude 1-4
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Jude,
a bond- servant
Explanation #1
of Jesus Christ,
Possessive
and brother
Explanation #2
of James,
Relationship
To those
who are the called, beloved
in God
Context #1
the Father,
Explanation
and kept
Context #2
for Jesus Christ:
Purpose
May mercy and peace and love be multiplied
to you.
Advantage
Beloved, while I was making every effort
Temporal
to write you
about our common salvation,
Content
I felt the necessity to write
to you
appealing
Manner
that you contend earnestly
for the faith
which was once ... handed down
for all
to the saints.
For certain persons have crept in unnoticed,
Ground
those ... marked out
who were long beforehand
for this condemnation,
ungodly persons
Reference
who turn the grace ... into licentiousness
of our God
Producer
and deny our only Master
and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Verses 3&4 Main Point & Purpose Stand firm in the purity of the gospel, given and completed by our Lord Jesus Christ, delivered to you also by His Apostles. Because there is coming opposition and this opposition witll not only come from outside the Church but within the Church.
Verse 4 Jude describes the "fruit" of those who are are deemed apostates, masquerading as the true Church. 1) "Who turn the grace....into licentiousness" a) God's grace is seen as a license to sin. The thought being that God's grace will abound all the more in sin. Romans 6:1 b) God's holy character in us is dis-regarded as a fruit of salvation along with the importance of sanctification 1 Peter 1:16 Philippians 2:12 2) "deny...our only Master and Lord" a) Our Lord's parable describing the wheat and the tares (Matthew 13:24-30) explain that there will be false believers among the true and they will grow together. For it won't be until the final judgment that we will be fully exposed. b) Their denial will be toward the deity of Christ and their relationship to Him as Lord. Their allegiance, worship, and idea of authority is then turn toward earthly matters (i.e. culture/political pressure, popular opinion, personal desires)Romans 1:18-23 Matthew 10:28 Daniel 3:18
Verse 1 "a bond-servant" a) Jude saw his connection to Christ as that of a bond-servant. This word is translated from the Greek word doulos, meaning slave . Bound to his Lord, a faith that sprung mostly like out of his response to the resurrection. His life now echos the words of Paul, a life lived in humble service, "whether by life or by death...For me to live is Christ and to die is gain". (Philippians 1:20-21) He would have the honor of dying for his Lord around the year 65AD along side Simon the Zealot. b) Though he was also the half brother of Jesus, human honor or for reason of boasting, was never a consideration after his conversion, only the providence of God.
Verse 1 "called, Beloved...in God the Father" a) Chosen/Elected by God to salvation and loved before-hand. b) Predestined for heaven 2) "kept for Jesus Christ" a) Given to Jesus Christ by God the Father John 6:37-39 b) We are in Jesus Christ Ephesians 1:3-14
Verse 2 "...mercy, peace, and love...to you" Jude begins his letter with a greeting, reminding his readers of the great mercy, peace and love of God that He has bestowed to them through Jesus Christ.
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