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1 CONTEND EARNESTLY FOR THE FAITH CONTEND EARNESTLY FOR THE FAITH Jude 3

2 2 Growing unwillingness and intolerance to speak out strongly… Against immorality Against materialism Against false doctrine among us Against denominational error A general softness is growing! Growing unwillingness and intolerance to speak out strongly… A gainst immorality A gainst materialism A gainst false doctrine among us A gainst denominational error A general softness is growing! Trend away from Controversy

3 3 CONTEND (epagonizomai): signifies to contend about a thing, as a combatant (epi, upon or about, intensive, agon, a contest)... The word earnestly is added to convey the intensive force of the preposition (Vine, I:233) Aggressively contest, cf. 1 Tim. 6:12 Things we must have in order to earnestly contend for the faith… CONTEND (epagonizomai): signifies to contend about a thing, as a combatant (epi, upon or about, intensive, agon, a contest)... The word earnestly is added to convey the intensive force of the preposition (Vine, I:233) Aggressively contest, cf. 1 Tim. 6:12 Things we must have in order to earnestly contend for the faith… JUDE 3

4 4 Of our salvation, Jude 3 Our salvation is connected to what we teach, 1 Tim. 4:16; 2 John 9 Understanding of our salvation and of the truth motivates us to contend for the faith! Of our salvation, Jude 3 O ur salvation is connected to what we teach, 1 Tim. 4:16; 2 John 9 U nderstanding of our salvation and of the truth motivates us to contend for the faith! A Good Understanding

5 5 Of the truth, Jude 3, 5 The faith, Gal. 1:11, 23; Rom. 1: Cannot and will not struggle for something you do not understand or with which you are unfamiliar 2 Pet. 3:16-17; 2 Tim. 2:15; Titus 1:9 Of the truth, Jude 3, 5 T he faith, Gal. 1:11, 23; Rom. 1: C annot and will not struggle for something you do not understand or with which you are unfamiliar 2 Pet. 3:16-17; 2 Tim. 2:15; Titus 1:9 A Good Understanding

6 6 Of the subtle nature of error, Jude 4 Unnoticed, Matt. 7:15-16; 2 Cor. 2:17 Beguiles hearts, Rom. 16:17-18 Corrupts minds, 2 Cor. 11:3-4 Brings into bondage, Gal. 2:4-5 Spreads, permeates, penetrates, Gal. 5:9 Jesus warned against it, Matt. 16:5-12 Of the subtle nature of error, Jude 4 U nnoticed, Matt. 7:15-16; 2 Cor. 2:17 B eguiles hearts, Rom. 16:17-18 C orrupts minds, 2 Cor. 11:3-4 B rings into bondage, Gal. 2:4-5 S preads, permeates, penetrates, Gal. 5:9 J esus warned against it, Matt. 16:5-12 A Good Understanding

7 7 To know when to fight and when to compromise, 2 Tim. 2:14-19; 2 Cor. 11:4 When truth is at stake & souls are in danger – Earnestly contend, Acts 15:1-2; Gal. 2:5,11-14 When differences of opinion arise over liberties – do not press them to the point of causing stumbling and division, Rom. 14:13-15, 3; 1 Cor. 8:13 To know when to fight and when to compromise, 2 Tim. 2:14-19; 2 Cor. 11:4 W hen truth is at stake & souls are in danger – Earnestly contend, Acts 15:1-2; Gal. 2:5,11-14 W hen differences of opinion arise over liberties – do not press them to the point of causing stumbling and division, Rom. 14:13-15, 3; 1 Cor. 8:13 Discernment Phil. 1:9-11; Col. 1:9-11

8 8 To use zeal & perseverance in contending & not for self-vindication Zeal for God moved Jesus, John 2:14-17 Not pride, ego, selfishness, malice, etc. Perseverance is essential, 2 Tim. 4:2-5 To use zeal & perseverance in contending & not for self-vindication Z eal for God moved Jesus, John 2:14-17 Not pride, ego, selfishness, malice, etc. P erseverance is essential, 2 Tim. 4:2-5 Discernment Phil. 1:9-11; Col. 1:9-11

9 9 God and Christ, Matt. 10:34-39; 22:37 Otherwise, you will leave your first love, Rev. 2:4 Truth, Psa. 119: Otherwise, compromise follows God and Christ, Matt. 10:34-39; 22:37 O therwise, you will leave your first love, Rev. 2:4 Truth, Psa. 119: O therwise, compromise follows Love for…

10 10 Souls, Rom. 10:1-3; Gal. 2:11 Otherwise, souls will stumble in darkness and be lost! The Church, 1 Tim. 3:15 Otherwise, it ceases to support truth and be built upon Christ! Souls, Rom. 10:1-3; Gal. 2:11 O therwise, souls will stumble in darkness and be lost! The Church, 1 Tim. 3:15 O therwise, it ceases to support truth and be built upon Christ! Love for…

11 11 Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. Jude 3


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