Jude 1 - NIV
But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,
keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
Be merciful to those who doubt;
save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.
To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—
to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.
Heeding the Warnings
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.
Jude’s Warning, Part 3
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?
#2 Understanding love?
Summary: Love is a hard word to define with words. Can you see love? What does love look like?
Summary: 2 questions: 1) What is a false teacher? 2) What should we do with false teachers? (Preached for a Bible study on Jude)
The Blessing of Security
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.
DEFENDING THE FAITH
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.
Summary: A funeral surmonette for an elderly lady, based on Psalm 23 and Jude verse 24.
God’s Grace in Jude
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!
Who is the Boss of Me?
Summary: This message is designed to cause us to reflect upon whether we are asking and allowing God to direct our lives.
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.
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.
Summary: Jude speaks about the coming Judgment and how it's only by God's mercy that we are considered saints, or holy ones.
Sin: An Offense Against God Part 2
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.
An Overall Outlook
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.
U2 40, You Too?
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.
He is our Protector
Summary: Think of the days that God did not allow you to go to a particular party that you wanted to attend desperately, only to find out later that He had kept you back from evil company.
Summary: The Scriptures cannot be interpreted correctly without the power of the Holy Spirits.
Secured in Battle
Summary: Because we are secured in our faith we can get into the battle we are called to be in.
Daddy, stay close by me, catch me if I fall!
Summary: The book of Jude closes with the above beautiful scripture which says that God is able to keep us from stumbling and present us holy and blameless before God. How lovely!
Hey Jude - Pt. 1 - Deception
Summary: The song made Jude famous. However, the most important Jude is often overlooked. Hey Jude, what do you have to teach us?