Jude: Week 1
Jude: Week 1
Questions and Answers about Jude
Intro–Who is Jude? • The brother of James (the less) and half-brother of Jesus – son of Mary and Joseph
- He was not a believer –John 7—mocking Jesus
- Mentioned as believer after the resurrection Acts 1:14
- Crucified in Edessa in AD 72
- Jude is writing after most of New Testament scriptures have been written
- Podcast that goes deeper on False Teachers: https://bit.ly/WDTBSAFalseTeachers
Jude 1–2 (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 Jesus Christ: 2 Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.
The book is a warning about false teachers coming –
- It’s a warning about False teachers then and those who will come – methods –motives
Jude 3–4 (NIV) —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 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.
1. We are told how to know a false teacher is?
- Their doctrine and lifestyle –motives are off course
- Answer—The faith once for all entrusted –past tense
2. What is included in “The Faith” once for all delivered
- Doctrine – the Gospel –
- Righteous living –
Galatians 1:6–9 (NIV) Ephesians 4:2–6 (NIV)
3. What does contending for “The Faith” mean –what do we do?
- You will have to Contend for stand over and fight for …defense ––It will not change
A. Become familiar with the Word of God –grow up in your salvation
Deuteronomy 17:18–20 (NIV) Hebrews 5:11–14 (NIV)
B. Learn to understand and apply Gods Word rightly—not to the right or left
Where the bible speaks, we speak –where it is silent we are silent
2 Timothy 2:15 (NIV) 1 Timothy 4:13–16 (NIV
Acts 2:42 (NIV) — 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
C. Be wary of anything that changes what has been believed since the beginning
- What is not within THE FAITH”? (SEE PODCAST)
John 10:4–5 (NIV)
The Warning – false teachers come and go
- Their methods –adding words –legalists
- Taking words out –liberals
- Redefining words
- Playing on people’s pride – their fear – their sinful desires
- Where the bible speaks, we speak where it is silent we are silent
2 Timothy 4:1–5 (NIV) — 1 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
Hebrews 12:1 (NIV)
For Further Study on your own: 2 Peter 1:20–21 (NIV)
Jesus affirmed this: Luke 16:31 (NIV) Matthew 19:4–6 (NIV)
Jesus promised they would be carried along the same way –They Holy Spirits guidance John 14:23–26 (NIV) Matthew 24:35 (NIV)
Jesus sent His Apostles to teach people to obey the Word: Matthew 28:19–20 (NIV)
The Apostles told us where they had gotten what they taught 2 Timothy 3:12–16 (NIV) Ephesians 2:19–20 (NIV) 2 Peter 3:15–16 (NIV).
What are you excited to learn in this series? Who have been the biggest influencers in your life?
For Small Group Discussion:
Main Point: The book of Jude gives believers today a warning about following leaders that are bent on their own sensual desires and on themselves, not under the authority of Scripture. Through this series we will be able to draw a line in the sand so that our people will be able to distinguish for themselves a biblical worldview.
Read/Tell the Story: Jude 1-4
- Who was Jude? How did he introduce himself, and why is that noteworthy?
- Who is Jude writing to?
- How can an incorrect view of grace be perverted into a license for immorality?
- How was the faith entrusted to you?
- What are the things in our culture that have slipped in and are threatening to our faith?
- How have you been tempted to view God in a way the culture does? What brought you back to a biblical view of God?
- What or who has helped you to keep your faith strong?
- What influences have you given authority to in your life that could be potentially destructive to your faith?
- What might you need to do more of or less of in order to guard your faith?
- What does it look like for you to contend for the faith in your spheres of influence?
Supporting Scripture: Matthew 13:24-30, Romans 6:15, Hebrews 13:17, 2 Peter 2:17-19
Tips and Resources: The Faith Once for All: Bible Doctrine for Today by Jack Cottrell, Jude – Bible Study Book by Jackie Hill Perry
You can find more resources plus Jim’s podcast at the link below: https://realliferesources.org/current-series/contendforthefaith/
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