The Book of Jude
Going verse by verse through this little letter we learn there is much God has given to us, much for us to defend, and much for us to maintain in and through the love of God, the mercy of Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Jude, the younger brother of Jesus, introduces himself as a slave of Christ, but this is a slave who willing submits to a Master who has called us, and offers us love, peace, and mercy.
Jude wanted to write about something good, our common salvation, but something more important has come up: creepers have crept into the church
Jude continues to warn about people in the church who are facing judgment instead of salvation – are you?
There were at least three marks of the kind of people Jude warns us against: grumbling, complaining, and flattery – how should Christians respond to these issues?
After telling us so many things to watch out for, Jude reminds us that we beloved by God and gives us four steps to grow in our faith.
As he closes his letter Jude urges Christians to reach out to those who are drifting and reminds us of the glory of God.