Saturday, June 26, 2010

Introduction And Expository Outline Of Jude 1:1-25

Author: Jude, the brother of James, and half brother of Christ (Mark 6:3; 1 Corinthians 15:7; Acts 1:13-14).

Purpose: To urge believers to contend for the faith (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.  Jude 1:3

Content: Several word patterns appear in Jude. "Lord" occurs 7 times, "ungodly" 6, and "Christ", "God", and "Jesus" are next among less common words. "Mercy" or "merciful" also shows up four times. The book makes a sharp contrast between the godly and ungodly, as it offers many reasons and ways to contend for the faith.  The ungodly deny Christ as Lord and live in licentiousness and ungodly behavior.  The godly submit to Christ as Lord, and live godly lives. God destroys the ungodly, but guards and keeps the godly.

Proposition: You should contend for the faith.

Reasons:

1) Because God entrusted it (v3). 
2) Because heretics come in secret (v4) 
3) Because God destroys unbelievers (v4a, 5-7, 11, 13-15)
4) Because Christ is Lord (1, 4b,8-10)
5) Because licentiousness pollutes your soul (8a - 11, 12, 19b)
6) Because heresy causes divisions (16-19)
7) Because God will keep you (1c, 24-25)

Ways: 

1) By serving Christ (1)
2) By fearing God (1 - 19)
3) By rejecting licentiousness (1 - 19)
4) By building your faith (20a)
5) By praying in the Spirit (20b)
6) By staying in God's love (21)
7) By waiting for Christ(21)
8) By showing mercy (22-23a)
9) By hating corruption (23b)
10) By giving God glory (24-25)


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