(Also available on DVD1-20120121.).
|01 Jude 1 1-1||Jude 1:1 - Who do you say that I am?|
In the opening verse, Jude provides a stunning witness to the true identity of his brother Jesus.
|02 Jude 1 2-4||Jude 1:2-4 - Contending for the Faith|
Although Jude would have preferred to write on other topics, he found it necessary to urge his readers to contend for the faith once for all delivered to the saints. This has been the continual task of the Church through the ages: to protect, preserve, and pass on the true gospel.
|03 Jude 1 5-8||Jude 1:5-8 - Departing from God's Design|
When describing the practices of the ungodly, Jude gives three examples in history where God intervened to judge those who grievously departed from His purpose and design.
|04 Jude 1 9-13||Jude 1:9-13 - Agents of Corruption|
Jude likens slanderous apostates to raging waves of the sea which foam up shame, even wandering stars destined for eternal darkness. Posing as Christians, these fruitless opponents of Christ corrupt themselves even as they attempt to corrupt the true faith.
|05 Jude 1 14-19||Jude 1:14-19 - Ungodly Mockers|
Jude reminds his readers that the ungodly who characterize the last times are not an unexpected phenomenon. Their attitudes, words, and eventual judgment were revealed by God far in advance. Believers in this age should be neither surprised nor discouraged when opposed by these sensual mockers of God.
|06 Jude 1 20-23||Jude 1:20-23 - Living Amidst Apostasy|
Jude tells believers how they are to build themselves up to remain in the love of God so that they may rescue others from the effects of the apostasy which surrounds them.
|07 Jude 1 24-25||Jude 1:24-25 - Called and Kept|
As Jude closes his letter full of warnings and admonitions, he reminds fellow believers that those whom God has called He will keep.