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JUDE OVERVIEW

August 11, 2015

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JUDE:
CONTEND EARNESTLY FOR THE FAITH
KEEP YOURSELF IN THE LOVE OF GOD

Jude 1:1-4

Jude 1:5-16

Jude 1:17-23

Jude 1:24-25

Salutation &
Purpose

Exposure & Examples
of the
False Teachers

Exhortation
to the
Beloved in God

Exaltation
of
God

Contend for
The Faith

Their Doom (Jude 1:5-7)
Their Denunciation (Jude 1:8-10)
Their Description (Jude 1:11-16)

Believer’s
Defense Against
False Teachers

Doxology

Exhortation

Warning

Exhortation

Benediction

Date: A.D. 70-80 (difficult to date)

Jude Commentaries  – Click for literally 100’s of resources – commentaries, etc
Click for Verse by Verse Commentary on the Book of Jude

Booklet – Jude: Recognizing the Danger Among Us – 33 pages
Jude IntroductionJohn MacArthur
Jude IntroductionCharles R Swindoll
NIV Study Bible Introduction
Jude: International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Jude IntroductionWil Pounds
Jude: Author, Date, Audience, Occasion, Detailed OutlineJames Van Dine
Jude: Introduction, Argument, and OutlineDaniel Wallace
Jude, Theology of – Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology
Jude  Notes and OutlineJ Vernon McGee

Jude’s Purpose: Expose the false teachers who had crept into the fellowship unnoticed and encourage the saints to stand firm in the faith and rescue the perishing.

Key Verses: Jude 1:4, Jude 1:20, Jude 1:24, 25

Key Words: Lord (Jude 1:4, 5, 9, Jude 1:14, Jude 1:17, Jude 1:21, Jude 1:25), Faith (Jude 1:3, Jude 1:20) Keep/Kept (Jude 1:1, 6, 21, 24), Ungodly (Jude 1:4, 15, 18), Beloved (Jude 1:1, 3, 17, 20), Judgment(Jude 1:6, 9, 15), Remember (Jude 1:17), Angel/Archangel (Jude 1:6, 8, 9), Holy Spirit(Jude 1:19, 20). See discussion of key words, a vital component of inductive Bible study.

The following outline is adapted from J Sidlow Baxter’s Outline entitled “Contend for the Faith”

GREETING, Jude 1:1,2.

WHY CONTEND EARNESTLY – APOSTATE TEACHERS (Jude 1:3-16).
Their subtle perversions: Two basic denials (Jude 1:3-4).
Their certain doom: Three historic examples (Jude 1:5-7).
Their impious ways: Three historic examples (Jude 1:8-11).
Their utter falsity: six awful metaphors (Jude 1:12-13).
Enoch’s prophecy: Coming destruction (Jude 1:14-16).

HOW TO CONTEND EARNESTLY – OUR RESOURCES (Jude 1:17-23).
Realize that the apostasy has been foretold (Jude 1:17-19).
“Build,” “pray in the Spirit,” “keep,” “look” (Jude 1:20,21).
Show compassion towards certain who contend (Jude 1:22).
Others seek urgently to rescue: but keep pure (Jude 1:23).

JUDE’S DOXOLOGY: Coming consummation. (Jude 1:24, 25)

In all contending for the faith we must “keep ourselves in the love of God,” the counterpart of which is that the love of God must be in us. We must love, even while we contend against the errors of apostatisers (Contend without being contentious!). We must love their souls even while we oppose their words and deplore their ways. Sometimes it is delicately difficult to keep these separate, but the love of Christ in our hearts (cf Ro 5:5,) will put wisdom on our lips….There are some who “contend” against us. Endless counter-contention with them is useless. But there are others who need “snatching out of the fire”; they have been deceived, and in one sense or another, i.e. by bewilderment, remorse, doubt or danger, are in the fire. And there an still others on whom we are to “have mercy with fear,” i.e. being cautious lest in seeking to bring them back we should defile our own garments. (J Sidlow Baxter)

Jude is the only NT book devoted exclusively to confronting “apostasy,” meaning defection from the true, biblical faith. Jude does not quote the OT directly, but there are at least 9 obvious allusions to it. Contextually, this “epistolary sermon” could be called “The Acts of the Apostates.” – John MacArthur

Application: Fight for the truth! Stand up against error! The book of Jude is the very definition of punchy and pithy proclamations—with its short commands and statements popping off the page like machine-gun fire. But in our day and age, punchy has become rude or unacceptable. In many circles the forcefulness of Jude will not be tolerated, the crowds preferring a softer and gentler side of the Christian faith. But Jude reminds us that there is a time and a place for the aggressive protection of the truth from those who would seek to tear it down. How can you participate in defending the truth from error? – C R Swindoll

 

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