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  • The Contender Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Jun 22, 2007

    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 9, 2008

    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

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on May 2, 2005
    based on 64 ratings

    Jude in writing to believers expresses a deep concern that the precious faith that has saved and keeps them is repeatedly being threatened both from without and within the church. He further states that it is every believers responsibility and duty to con

    CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH JUDE 1:1-4 Introduction: Jude in writing to believers expresses a deep concern that the precious faith that has saved and keeps them is repeatedly being threatened both from without and within the church. He further states that it is every believers responsibility and ...read more

  • Contend For " The Faith "

    Contributed by Scott Epperson on Jul 1, 2007
    based on 19 ratings


    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

  • Contending Or Surrendering

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on May 30, 2011
    based on 14 ratings

    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 Series

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 21, 2001
    based on 39 ratings

    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

  • Contending For The Faith

    Contributed by Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Apr 23, 2014
    based on 15 ratings

    In this sermon we find out what it means to be a contender for the faith that empowered the early church and will empower us today to do the same things

    Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints 1 Co 2:1-5 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not ...read more

  • The Call To Contend Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Apr 24, 2010
    based on 13 ratings

    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 The Faith

    Contributed by Greg Nance on May 29, 2010
    based on 13 ratings

    The once for all delivered faith must be kept and contended for if the church is to remain pure and pleasing to God. Jude shows the way.

    Jude – Defending the Faith What would you agonize over? What would you fight for with all the resources at your disposal? Today’s study is about doing just that. This little letter of Jude falls in order as the next to last book in our New Testaments. It has a singular focus although it ...read more

  • Pretenders Or Contenders

    Contributed by Richard White on Jan 3, 2002
    based on 43 ratings

    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

  • Contending With Evil Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jan 13, 2019

    Just because we are chosen by God, baptized into Christ, does not mean that we are infallibly going to attain God’s promises. We are always tempted, as Christ was, to follow the allurements of the world, flesh and devil.

    Saint Anthony of the Desert 2019 Saint Anthony–the less famous one we call “Anthony of the Desert”–died 1653 years ago today. Since he is also called “Anthony the Great” and “Anthony of Egypt” and several other honorifics, we might want to know more about him, and what he can teach us today. But ...read more

  • Contending For The Faith

    Contributed by David Ibeleme on Jun 30, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    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

  • Contending For The Faith Series

    Contributed by Steven Buhr on Nov 12, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    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

  • Contend For The Faith

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Sep 17, 2018

    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

  • Contending For The Faith

    Contributed by John Gaston on Sep 24, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    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