Doxology

“Now, to him who has the power to keep you free from stumbling, and to set you before his glory, blameless and with a shout of joy, To the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ, our Lord—be glory, majesty, power and authority, before all the ages, now, and into all eternity!  Amen.   Personally,… Read More

Exhortation: Evangelize

“Now, show mercy to those who doubt; save others, snatching them from the fire; show mercy mixed with fear, hating even the garment stained by corrupted flesh.” (Jude 22-23)   Jude’s guide for evangelism:  Jude moves on to exhort us to make our faith active with an outward expression of faith.   Now, there are some… Read More

Exhortation: Stand Firm

“But you, beloved, yourselves being built up in the most holy faith, praying by the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, receiving the mercy of our Lord, Jesus Christ—eternal life.” (Jude 20-21)   He begins the exhortations with guides for spiritual health within the congregation.  We are to build ourselves up in… Read More

Warning of Coming Judgment

“And Enoch, the seventh son from Adam, prophesied these things saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with his holy myriads with him to bring judgment against all, to convict all human life of all their works of impiety, which they did impiously, and concerning all the cruelty that impious sinners spoke against Him.  These are grumblers… Read More

The Nature of These Men

“They are a stain to your love feasts, eating without fear, shepherding themselves; they are waterless clouds, blown by the wind—unfruitful trees in late autumn—twice dead and uprooted.  They are wild waves at sea, foaming up their own shame, wandering stars for whom the dark gloom of eternity has been kept.” (Jude 12-13)   Eating… Read More

Warnings about the Church’s Present: Blasphemy

“To be sure, in the same way, these people are dreaming, and to be sure, they defile the flesh.  Also, they reject authority and they blaspheme.  As for Michael, the Archangel, when disputing with the Devil, arguing about the body of Moses, he did not dare to judge—to bring denigration—but he said, “The Lord rebuke… Read More

Warnings from Israel’s Past: Sodom and Gomorrah (Sexual Immorality)

“As Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, in like manner committing sexual sin and going after each other’s flesh, they are set before you as an example of suffering justice and eternal fire.”  (Jude 7)   Thirdly, Jude deals with the sin of sexual immorality by pointing to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. … Read More

Warnings from Israel’s Past: Angels (Pride)

“And the angels who did not hold to their own office, but deserted their own dwelling place to enter judgment on that great day, are kept, chained eternally in gloom.” (Jude 6)   Secondly, Jude describes the pride of the fallen angels, who looked to increase their own power and authority above the position that… Read More

Warnings from Israel’s Past: Egypt (Idolatry)

“Now I want to remind you, though you have known all these things, that the Lord once saved a people from the land of Egypt and afterward destroyed those who did not believe.” (Jude 5-7, ESV)   Within this section that offers warnings from the history of Israel, we find three sins that are being… Read More

Jude’s Purpose for Writing & the Problem

“Beloved, I was eager to be able to write you of our common salvation, but it has become necessary to write you to struggle for the holy faith that has been once and for all time delivered to you.  For certain ones have snuck in secretly, who have from long ago been preordained for judgment,… Read More