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  • The Contender Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Jun 24, 2007
     | 1,003 views

    A look at spiritual warfare

    1. The ENEMY (v. 10-12) A. He is deceitful (John 8:44). B. He is divisive (Mark 3:25). C. He is destructive (John 10:10; 1 Peter 5:8). 2. The EQUIPMENT (v. 13-17) A. Truth B. Righteousness C. The Gospel D. Faith E. Salvation F. The Word of God 3. The EMPOWERMENT (v. 18-20) A. We are ...read more

  • Contending For Our Fellow Contenders Series

    Contributed by Timothy Darling on Jul 10, 2008
     | 1,210 views

    The mystery of the Gospel, according to Paul, is the Holy Spirit living in Gentile believers, bringing hope. We must struggle, like Paul, to communicate the value of that truth to the world and to the Church.

    Contending for our fellow contenders Love and Wisdom, God and you Colossians 1:24 – 2:5 The Bible is full of mystery. At different times, through different servants, God illuminated the mystery so that it could be better understood as the need arose. Paul sees himself as one of these servants. ...read more

  • Contending For The Faith Series

    Contributed by Steven Buhr on Nov 12, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,809 views

    We ought to conduct ourselves like being a Christian actually makes a difference in our lives…whatever happens.

    August 23, 2009 - Contending for the Faith Philippians 1:27-30 ‘Whatever happens…’ How many times have you heard that phrase before? In what kind of circumstance was it? When you’re walking across a narrow bridge or ledge, what do people say? ‘Whatever happens…don’t look down.’ A movie ...read more

  • Contending For The Faith

    Contributed by David Ibeleme on Jul 3, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,625 views

    Living Holy In A Godless World

    Contending For The Faith (Living Holy in a Godless World) Jude 1:3 Bishop David Ibeleme Perilous are the times we live in – 2 Tim. 3:1ff; 1 Tim. 4:1-2.  Paul in his writings to Timothy his son indicated that the days they were living in were indeed perilous and laden with ...read more

  • Contend For The Faith Series

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 22, 2001
    based on 39 ratings
     | 1,565 views

    A message concerning the need to recognize false brothers and remove them from the church.

    Contend for the Faith Jude October 21, 2001 Introduction Have you ever had someone from your own family voice their opinion that you are out of your mind? Here you are, out there trying to do what you think God has you doing, whether it is in full-time ministry, or ministry in a job ...read more

  • Contend For The Faith Series

    Contributed by Doug Fannon on Feb 6, 2018
     | 2,703 views

    Jude sounds a warning that False teachers, false teaching, heresies, are invading the church. that warning is a relevant now as it has ever been.

    And as we start, let me ask a couple of questions…questions about sleeping? Who in here feels like you need more sleep? Who has ever fallen asleep while trying to watch a movie? or watching a football game? Who in here has ever fallen asleep in church?...(no hands, I really don’t want to know!) ...read more

  • Pretenders Or Contenders

    Contributed by Richard White on Jan 3, 2002
    based on 43 ratings
     | 2,823 views

    Many have come to us under disguise of christians, Jude helps to see them for who they are

    Pretenders or Contenders The Judgments Jude 1:1-24 Illustration: The events of the last weeks have left their mark on history. Even from within we have seen the treachery. Those who have gone in under the disguise of volunteers were actually looters, stealing from those ...read more

  • Contend For " The Faith "

    Contributed by Scott Epperson on Jul 2, 2007
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,930 views

    WE AS CHRISTIANS MUST UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE NOT ONLY CALLED TO CHRISTIANITY BUT TO CONTEND FOR IT AS WELL. WE MUST NEVER BE SILENT BUT SURE AND WILLING.

    CONTEND FOR THE “THE FAITH” Rev. Scott Epperson 4/29/07 (Jud 1:1) Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called. (Jud 1:2) Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied. (Jud 1:3) ...read more

  • The Call To Contend Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Apr 24, 2010
    based on 13 ratings
     | 8,059 views

    Jude’s letter is a call to contend for the faith once for all delivered to the saints. In today’s lesson we observe the call to contend for truth against heresy.

    Scripture Two weeks ago I began a new series of studies on the Letter of Jude, which I have titled, “Contend for the Faith.” The first week I introduced you to the Letter of Jude. I briefly touched on questions that arise whenever we begin a new study of God’s Word, such as: Who wrote the ...read more

  • Contending For Truth

    Contributed by John Mccormack on Jan 26, 2013
     | 1,177 views

    BELIEVERS MUST CONTEND FOR THE FAITH!

    CONTENDING FOR TRUTH INTRODUCTION: JUDE WAS LIKELY THE HALF-BROTHER OF JESUS, ALTHOUGH NOT ALL SCHOLARS AGREE. HE INSTRUCTS BELIEVERS TO DEFEND THE FAITH, REFUTING FALSE TEACHERS. MOST SCHOLARS DATE THE LETTER AROUND A.D. 60-62. SPIRITUAL INSIGHT: JUDE 1:3 “BELOVED, WHILE I ...read more

  • Contending For The Faith

    Contributed by John Gaston on Sep 25, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,308 views

    We should not accept any form of Christianity except that which contains the original power and life experienced by the New Testament Church. We are exhorted to "contend for that faith" until we achieve it. The genuine article will have the same results a

    CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH Jude 1-3 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: THE PROS & CONS OF IMITATING 1. A new missionary recruit went to Venezuela for the first time. He was struggling with the language and didn't understand a whole lot. He attended the church he hoped to serve in, but arrived late and the ...read more

  • The Great Contender

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Jul 27, 2013
     | 1,140 views

    Contending for the faith is not winning arguments. It is much harder. It involves difficult things like prayer and displays of mercy.

    1. Swedish Military The Swedish military has cut back from around-the-clock-operations to a 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. schedule, Monday through Friday only. Sound crazy? It's true. Some people want to be Christians on Sunday (or Sunday morning only) and then just like all other people the rest of the ...read more

  • Contend For The Faith

    Contributed by Jay Mcphearson on Oct 15, 2003
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,218 views

    People who follow Christ must embrace truth

    Jude 1:17-23 ¡§Contend for the faith¡¨ ¡§People who follow Christ must embrace truth.¡¨ Sunday Morning Sermon ¡V After receiving a nasty letter a preacher sent it back to the church member with this note attached: "The enclosed letter came to me a few days ago. I am sending it to you because I ...read more

  • Contending Or Surrendering

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on May 30, 2011
    based on 14 ratings
     | 5,970 views

    Every Christian should not only know and love the truth but be willing and able to be contend for the truth which has been entrusted to us and not surrender it for the sake of harmony or unity.

    Contending or Surrendering Jude 1-4 Introduction: The church has been entrusted as stewards of the manifold grace and wisdom of God. Yet today people professing to be Christians would attack the very notion of absolute truth. Not only should every Christian know and love the truth but we are to ...read more

  • Contend For The Faith

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Sep 17, 2018
     | 205 views

    A couple of weeks ago I talked about the command to go and make disciples. Then last Sunday I talked about sharing the right gospel message. Today, I'll be talking about some practical things we can do and what we're up against as we contend for the faith.

    CONTEND FOR THE FAITH 1) Contend for the faith. Jude 1:3, "Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints." To contend means to put yourself ...read more