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Jude 1 - NIV

1 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James,
To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for[a] Jesus Christ:

2 Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.

The Sin and Doom of Ungodly People

3 Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.

4 For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about[b] long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.

5 Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord[c] at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.

6 And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.

7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

8 In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings.

9 But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”[d]

10 Yet these people slander whatever they do not understand, and the very things they do understand by instinct—as irrational animals do—will destroy them.

11 Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain; they have rushed for profit into Balaam’s error; they have been destroyed in Korah’s rebellion.

12 These people are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead.

13 They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shame; wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever.

14 Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones

15 to judge everyone, and to convict all of them of all the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the defiant words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”[e]

16 These people are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.

A Call to Persevere

17 But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold.

18 They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.”

19 These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.

20 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,

21 keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

22 Be merciful to those who doubt;

23 save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.[f]


24 To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—

25 to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.


a. Jude 1:1 Or by; or in
b. Jude 1:4 Or individuals who were marked out for condemnation
c. Jude 1:5 Some early manuscripts Jesus
d. Jude 1:9 Jude is alluding to the Jewish Testament of Moses (approximately the first century a.d.).
e. Jude 1:15 From the Jewish First Book of Enoch (approximately the first century b.c.)
f. Jude 1:23 The Greek manuscripts of these verses vary at several points.

Sermons on Jude 1 More sermons: Jude 1

Paul Barreca avatar
Contend for the Faith - Jude's Ancient Message for a Modern Church Part 1
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Aug, 2016
Summary: The tiny book of Jude warns us about infiltrators in the church and what to do about them.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jude 1:1-24
Views: 169
Tim Smith avatar
Heeding the Warnings
Shared by: Tim Smith on Feb, 2016
Summary: Along our journey of life, God gives us signs and warnings through people, circumstances and events. God gives us the warning in Jude because He loves us and wants the best for us.
Scripture: Jude 1:1-25
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 313
T.J. Conwell avatar
Jude’s Warning, Part 3
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Feb, 2016
Summary: Only God is able to keep you from falling away and stumbling. Because of that, His joy fills our hearts and souls as we live faithfully for Him. Can't we live and strive for His joy in our lives more and more?
Series: JUDE
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
#2 Understanding love?
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Feb, 2016
Summary: Love is a hard word to define with words. Can you see love? What does love look like?
Scripture: Jude 1:22
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 205
Davon Huss avatar
False Teachers
Shared by: Davon Huss on Feb, 2016
Summary: 2 questions: 1) What is a false teacher? 2) What should we do with false teachers? (Preached for a Bible study on Jude)
T.J. Conwell avatar
Jude’s Warning (Part 2)
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Jan, 2016
Summary: The term false teachers do not only apply to those who are "teaching", but to the entire church. Do we seek to tear one another down for our own selfish desires? Or, do we desire a closer relationship with Christ to show Him to others?
Series: JUDE
Scripture: Jude 1:8-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 823
T.J. Conwell avatar
Jude’s Warning (Part 1)
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Jan, 2016
Summary: Jude's first desire was to write a friendly letter to encourage the church, but instead God pressed on Him to write one of conviction and dire warning to all. As Christians, we must be willing to use this example to share God's word truthfully as well!
Series: JUDE
Scripture: Jude 1:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 539
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Dec, 2015
Summary: Look at ourselves and see how we stand as a Christian.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jude 1:20-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 375
Robert Leroe avatar
The Blessing of Security
Shared by: Robert Leroe on Nov, 2015
Summary: We're secure; we didn't earn Heaven--Jesus earned it for us--so we won't lose out. We're guaranteed Heaven--not based on what we've done--but based on what Jesus accomplished for us on the cross.
Scripture: Jude 1:17-25
Denomination: Congregational
Views: 285
Chris Beam avatar
Shared by: Chris Beam on Sep, 2015
Summary: Jude is a call for a strong, courageous defense of our faith. Sometimes, we don’t realize how valuable what we have is until we have to defend it.
Scripture: Jude 1:1-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 549
Andrew Moffatt avatar
My Shepherd
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Sep, 2015
Summary: A funeral surmonette for an elderly lady, based on Psalm 23 and Jude verse 24.
Series: Funerals
T.J. Conwell avatar
God’s Grace in Jude
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Jul, 2015
Summary: The praise and exaltation that Jude shows us in his doxology ought to be what drives us every day to share Christ with others. His love is never-ending, which means His grace is always available in abundant form!
Series: Grace
Scripture: Jude 1:24-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 274
Bryan Beverly avatar
We Must Protect This House!
Shared by: Bryan Beverly on Apr, 2015
Summary: The intent of this message is to encourage the community of Christ to ensure that the house of God is place of grace and a place of righteousness.
Mark Mitchell avatar
Christ His Majesty, Glory, and Deity
Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Mar, 2015
Summary: How majestic, glorious, and sovereign is Christ.
Scripture: Jude 1:20-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 203
Bryan Beverly avatar
Who is the Boss of Me?
Shared by: Bryan Beverly on Mar, 2015
Summary: This message is designed to cause us to reflect upon whether we are asking and allowing God to direct our lives.
William Akehurst avatar
Shared by: William Akehurst on Feb, 2015
Summary: Each and every day we should look back and reflect on where we've come from, and look toward where we are going. What changes do you need to make in your life today? I'm not talking your professional life, I'm talking your spiritual life.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Jude 1:20-23
Views: 2,868
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Feeling insignificant?
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: We battle the spirit of smallness. I am a little person in a little place and I do not matter? God loves little people. God builds his great plans touching us where we are.
Daniel Habben avatar
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Nov, 2014
Summary: There is only one God and the only way to approach him is through faith in Jesus. Glory to Christ! We will want to insist on this truth in our dealings with one another.
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 511
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Nov, 2014
Summary: We’re looking at the 6 ways we’re liable to sin, the 4 ways God will keep us, and how God will present us faultless.
Scripture: Jude 1:24-25
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,957
Daniel Habben avatar
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Nov, 2014
Summary: Jude speaks about the coming Judgment and how it's only by God's mercy that we are considered saints, or holy ones.
Scripture: Jude 1:14-21
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 376
Daniel Habben avatar
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Nov, 2014
Summary: Jude's description of the judgment that awaits false teachers is a warning to us as we prepare for Judgment Day.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jude 1:5-13
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 250
Rodney Johnson avatar
Sin: An Offense Against God Part 2
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Nov, 2014
Summary: Part two of this series focuses on the book of Jude and the warning we were given about false teachers and sin being in our midst.
Scripture: Jude 1:1-25
Views: 339
Daniel Habben avatar
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Nov, 2014
Summary: Jude urges us to keep fighting for the faith especially against the false attitude that since we have forgiveness, we can live any way we want to.
Scripture: Jude 1:1-4
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 401
Bobby Stults avatar
A Deeper Look @ v12-13 – Description of False Teachers
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Aug, 2014
Summary: Going deeper... looking at v12-13
Scripture: Jude 1:12-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 302
Nelson Emeonu avatar
Shared by: Nelson Emeonu on Jul, 2014
Summary: The end time is here. The Church is expecting the return of the Lord. So, there is a battle going on.The last battle of the end time is inside the church.
Scripture: Jude 1:3-13
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 813
Bobby Stults avatar
A Deeper Look: Verses 5-7
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Jul, 2014
Summary: Tonight we look deeper into v5-7 of Jude's letter to the church. Here Jude gives illustrative examples of just WHAT happens to those who rebel against God's plan or God's order of things... Let's take a look!
Scripture: Jude 1:5-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 599
Bobby Stults avatar
A Deeper Look: Verses 3-4
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Jul, 2014
Summary: Jude told the believers in this letter that his desire was to write to them about their 'common' salvation, which is in Christ, but that there was a MUCH more pressing matter that he felt compelled to address! A heresy was 'afoot' that he desired to quell
Scripture: Jude 1:3-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,587
Bobby Stults avatar
An Overall Outlook
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Jul, 2014
Summary: An overall outlook on the letter from Jude to the church, touching several of the subjects brought forth in this letter. An introductory sermon to a verse by verse study of the letter.
Scripture: Jude 1:1-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 521
Bobby Stults avatar
A deeper look: Verse 1
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Jul, 2014
Summary: A deeper look into the 1st verse of this letter...
Scripture: Jude 1:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 312
Andrew Moffatt avatar
U2 40, You Too?
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Jun, 2014
Summary: God has taken us from places of sin, from the mud and mire and has lifted us and set us on a solid place. His place the firm foundation offaith! Sing his praises.