Jesus, Jude and Jude’s Letter

  1. Introduction
    1. Hey, Jude! Trivia
    2. A Parody: “Hey Church, don’t make it bad, don’t take false teachers in your midst and call it healthy!”
  2. Who is Jude?
    1. Brother of James (Mk 6:3)
    2. Slave of Jesus (Mk 3:20-21)
  3.  Who is Jude addressing?  Who are we?
    1. Called (Jude 1b): “To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ…”
    2. Beloved
    3. Kept
  4.  Jesus in Jude
    1. One of the most important Bible study questions: Who is Jesus in this book, passage, verse?
    2. Master (Jude 1)
    3. Keeper (Jude 1)
    4. Despot (Jude 4, Eph 1:22)
    5. Lord (Jude 4, 25)
    6. Pre-existent in OT (Jude 5, Jn 1:1, 1Cor 10:4)
    7. Judge (Jude 5-15)
    8. Mercy giver (Jude 21)
    9. This is who Jude serves
  5. Purpose of the Letter: Contend for the Faith (Jude 3):  Returning to McCartney’s line, “Hey church, don’t make it bad, keep Jesus before your eyes and it will be better!”


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