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2 GREAT THREATS AGAINST THE CHURCH (Summer Series) “Contend Earnestly For The Faith” The Book of Jude

3 THE NEED FOR STANDING TALL Spiritual pretenders Matthew 7:15-20 Matthew 7:15-20 Jesus’ warning to false teachers Acts 20:29-31 Acts 20:29-31 Paul’s warning to the Ephesian elders Masquerading as Christian teachers –

4 Matthew 24: At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

5 False Teaching Revealed I. Jude’s Approach to Jesus: (v.1) (Brother to James; half-brother to Jesus) Bond-Servant of Jesus Christ: (A slave of Christ to address those who are enslaved to Error)

6 False Teaching Revealed II. II. Jude’s Audience to Address: (3 Reasons to Rest in God) A. Called: ( 2 Timothy 1:8-9; Romans 1:6,7; 8:30) B. Sanctified (Loved) by God the Father: (v.1c) (Romans 5:8; Eph 1:4,5) C. Preserved (Kept) in Jesus Christ: (v.1d)

7 False Teaching Revealed III. Jude’s Abundant Blessings: (v.2) Mercy, Peace and Love: (despite the opposition from the apostates) Multiplied: (the idea of generosity, over the top; beyond expectation)

8 False Teaching Revealed IV. Jude’s Admonition for the Church: (v.3) A. The Necessity of the Letter: B. The Challenge of the Letter: “contend earnestly” C. The Obligation: “once for all delivered to the saints”

9 Looming Threats to the Church Personally grounded in the Truth; read and study profusely to protect your own heart and mind. Personally grounded in the Truth; read and study profusely to protect your own heart and mind. Realize there is a concentrated agenda from outside the Church to erode biblical truth; to pacify the population. Realize there is a concentrated agenda from outside the Church to erode biblical truth; to pacify the population. Protection of the Truth of Scripture is a priority and obligation. Amen! Protection of the Truth of Scripture is a priority and obligation. Amen!


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