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Outline—Jude 20–25

  1. In the face of apostasy, we need to
    1. Look to our selves (vv. 20, 21)
    2. Look to our work (vv. 22, 23)
    3. Look to our Lord (vv. 24, 25)

Take Home Points

    Seven truths about evangelism:
  • Men are lost and need to be saved.
  • Salvation is found in only one place—Jesus Christ.
  • God uses the Christian to reach the lost.
  • The Christian must be on guard to not be influenced by the false teaching of those they are trying to reach.
  • The Christian must be aware of the heretical teachings and beliefs of the apostate.
  • The unbleliever is on his way to eternal flaming fire. (Hell is real.)
  • As long as the apostate lives, there is a possibility of repentance, so don’t write people off.

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Outline—Jude 21

    Take care to:
  1. Build your faith (v. 21a)
  2. Pray well (v. 21b)
  3. Obey your Father (v. 21c)
  4. Expect great things from God (v. 21d)

Related Scripture:

  • 2 Peter 1:2–11
  • Zechariah 12:10–11
  • Philippians 2:12–13

Take Home Points

  • Do you purposefully build your faith?
  • Does the Holy Spirit temper your prayer?
  • Do you stay within the region of the peculiar love of God for His own?
  • Are you looking forward to His return?

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Outline—Jude 17–19

  1. Precious words (v. 17)
  2. Plain-spoken words (vv. 18–19)

Related Scripture:

  • 2 Timothy 3:16–17
  • 2 Peter 1:19–21
  • 1 Corinthians 2:10–16

Take Home Points

  • Unsaved apostates do not have the Spirit of God in their lives.
  • The Spirit of God polishes the Truth before our eyes, so that gleaming, it captures our eyesight.
  • It is only the Holy Spirit of God that gives us the revelation, illumines our eyes, and inpspired the Word of God so that we might trust it.
  • Uncertain times call for steady steps upon the firm foundation of the Word of God. When the Lord saves you, he gives you the ability to cast together what you hear against the Word of God. As you let the Word of God sift, as you let the Word of God work, as you let the Word of God establish, as you let the Word of God give permission or remove permission, as you let the Word of God give peace or remove peace, you’re given steady steps.

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Jude (Part 6)

Outline—Jude 14–16

  1. Prophetic words (vv. 14–15)
  2. Puffing words (v. 16)

Related Scripture:

  • Acts 20:29–31
  • 1 John 4:1–3
  • 2 Peter 2:12–3:9
  • Romans 8:9

Take Home Points

  • God will judge evil.
  • We ought to guard against any form of apostasy.
  • If you know the Word of God, don’t fail to hold it in high esteem. Know it; love it; cherish it; share it; live it; demonstrate it everywhere you go.
  • We deal in the realm of ideas. Hold on to the Truth of the Word of God and share it, because God’s business is convincing. God will use His Word to convince and convict.
  • Remember that there are people to be praying for. When someone claims to know the Lord, yet their profession of faith is amiss, their soul and eternity are in jeopardy. Our job is not to be hoodwinked by them — our job is to communicate the truth.

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Jude (Part 5)

Outline—Jude 12–13

    Apostates are characterized by:
  1. Mockery of the sacred (v. 12a)
  2. False promises (v. 12b)
  3. Neither have life nor can give it (v. 12c)
  4. When they are stirred-up, you see their shame (v. 13a)
  5. Unable to give a sense of bearing to others (v. 13b)

Related Scripture:

  • 1 Corinthians 11

Jesus Christ Compared to Apostates:

  • Jesus Christ is the real Rock; apostates are submerged rocks.
  • He is the Living Water; apostates are clouds that only promise water.
  • He is the One who bears fruit in our lives, plants us like a living tree, and has the Tree of Life in heaven for the nations; apostates are dead trees that need to be pulled up by the roots.
  • He is the One who calms the sea and uses it for His own glory; apostates are like the waves who cannot find their peace.
  • He is the Day Star; apostates are shooting stars.

Take Home Points

  • You need to be observing and judging fruit. You need to look at and know the Word of God well enough, so when you hear error, you can see and recognize it.
  • Recognize that God is not an apostate.
    • He keeps His promises. His promises will not fail.
    • He’s the Rock upon which you can build your life.
    • He is the Living Water, who has life and gives it.
    • He is the One by whom you can guide your life aright.
    • He does not change.
  • These qualities are the qualities we are to have in our life as opposed to apostasy.

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Jude (Part 4)

Outline—Jude 8–11

  1. Defiled dreamers (v. 8)
  2. Disputing with the devil (v. 9)
  3. Destruction declared (v. 10)
  4. Destiny described (v. 11)

Related Quote:

"The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe." —John Walter Wayland, 1899

Take Home Points

  • Are you willing to let the Word of God determine your relationships?
  • Are you truly born again? Apostates who think they are saved and sin—and as they sin they become the worst, because they have left the truth and they are now unbridled—they run greedily after the error of Balaam; they run and rush in the direction of error. Are you truly born again?—Is there within you that which is truly acceptable to God? Don’t be like Cain who brought a great offering, but his heart was rotten.
  • Apostasy is not confined to preachers: Cain was a farmer; Balaam was a prophet; Korah was a prince. Are you an apostate? Are you finding ways in which you once held the truth, and you’re letting it go? Are you finding ways in which you’re rejecting God’s authority? Are you struggling with authority somewhere, or are you taking too much authority upon yourself?: You’re not following the example of Michael; you’re wanting to run the show, when God is the one who does the rebuking.

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