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The Epistle of Jude part 2

  1. 1. The Epistle of Jude<br />Part 2 – May 12th 2010<br />Laindon Bible Class<br />
  2. 2. Background and introduction (:1-2)<br />The call to contend for the faith (:3-16)<br />How we should contend (:17-25)<br />What we can learn from Jude<br />2<br />The Epistle of Jude<br />
  3. 3. The Epistle of Jude<br />3<br />
  4. 4. The Epistle of Jude<br />4<br />Jude verses 3-16<br />
  5. 5. :3 Jude’s motivation<br />:4 The false teachers<br />:5-11 Historic examples:<br />Children of Israel<br />Korah Dathan & Abiram<br />Sodom & Gomorrah<br />Rebuilding of the temple<br />Cain, Balaam & Korah<br />The Epistle of Jude<br />5<br />:3-11 Our study so far<br />
  6. 6. “These are spots” [‘spilas’ – hidden rocks or reefs in the sea cf 1 Timothy 1:19]<br />“ your feasts of charity [‘agapai’ love feasts, a communal meal], when they feast with you [carouse RSV], feeding [shepherding cf 1 Peter 5:2-3] themselves without fear [‘aphobos’ shameless, without conscience]”<br />The Epistle of Jude<br />6<br />:12-13 Six metaphors<br />
  7. 7. “..clouds without water [promising refreshing rain cf Deuteronomy 32:2 but produce nothing], carried about of winds [conforming to popular desires];”<br />“...trees whose fruit withereth [trees in autumn, fruitless], without fruit, twice dead [two full cycles cf two judgements], plucked up by the roots [shall be]”<br />The Epistle of Jude<br />7<br />:12-13 Six metaphors<br />
  8. 8. “Raging waters of the sea [cf Isaiah 57:20], foaming out their own shame [casting up foam and debris of their own making];”<br />“...wandering stars [not of a fixed position], to whom is reserved [‘tereo’]the blackness of darkness for ever [their light to be extinguished cf 2 Peter 2:17].”<br />The Epistle of Jude<br />8<br />:12-13 Six metaphors<br />
  9. 9. The Epistle of Jude<br />9<br />
  10. 10. “And Enoch [means: dedicated or initiated] also, the seventh [completeness]from Adam [Enoch removed from evil – Genesis 5:24],”<br />“...prophesied of these [these false teachers], saying, Behold the Lord cometh with ten thousand of his saints [God will manifest himself in the saints (sanctified ones – ‘hagiais’)],”<br />The Epistle of Jude<br />10<br />:14 Enoch preached separation<br />
  11. 11. “To execute judgement [‘krisis’ the process of judgement] upon all”<br />“...and to convince [to convict thoroughly]all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly [‘asebes’]deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches [‘skleros’ – rough, dry, harsh] which ungodly sinners have spoken against him [opposing Yahweh].”<br />The Epistle of Jude<br />11<br />:15 Judgement on the ungodly<br />
  12. 12. “These are murmurers [‘gongusmos’ cf Children of Israel LXX], complainers, [complaining of their lot] walking after their own lusts[longing for what is forbidden];”<br />“...and their mouth speaketh great swelling [‘huperogkos’ – puffed up, boastful cf 2 Peter 2:18] words, having men’s persons in admiration [flattering] because of advantage [gain].”<br />The Epistle of Jude<br />12<br />:16 Character of false teachers<br />
  13. 13. The Epistle of Jude<br />13<br />Jude verses 17-25<br />
  14. 14. “But beloved, [Jude’s appeal]”<br />“...remember [get back to the words of the true apostles cf 2 Peter – remember/ mindful x4] ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ [what did they say?]”<br />“How they told [‘lego’ – the substance of their words] you there should be mockers [scoffers, immature, irresponsible] in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts [repetition of :16]”<br />The Epistle of Jude<br />14<br />:17-18 Recognise it is foretold<br />
  15. 15. “These [false teachers] be they who separate [‘apodiorizo’ – to mark off, distinguish spiritual v unspiritual] themselves [not in original],”<br />“...sensual [‘psuchikos’ – relating to natural man], having not the spirit [‘pneuma’ – not spiritual].”<br />The Epistle of Jude<br />15<br />:19 State of the false teachers<br />
  16. 16. “But ye, beloved [‘agapetos’ – Jude’s third appeal]”<br />“...building up [‘epoikodomeo’ – to build on the foundation that has been laid cf Acts 20:32; 1 Corinthians 3:10-12,14; Ephesians 2:20 & Colossians 2:7 = total 8] yourselves [every individual] on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit [praying guided by God’s word]”<br />The Epistle of Jude<br />16<br />:20-21 What we must do<br />
  17. 17. “Keep [‘tereo’] yourselves [personal responsibility] in the love of God [we must make our dwelling place the love of God, cf goodness and severity of God]”<br />“...looking for [to, or towards his coming] the mercy [‘eleos’ cf :2] of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life [the great goal of the disciple of Christ]”<br />The Epistle of Jude<br />17<br />:20-21 What we must do<br />
  18. 18. The Epistle of Jude<br />18<br />
  19. 19. “And of some have compassion [‘eleeo’ from ‘eleos’ – mercy cf “blessed are the merciful”], making a difference [who are in doubt RV; Moffat “have mercy on the waverers”]:<br />And others [but some] save [recover] with fear [intense fear of danger, ready to flee], pulling them [snatch] out of the fire; hating even the garment [‘chiton’ – cf seamless garment of the High Priest – the body of Christ] spotted by the flesh [coming too close can pollute].<br />The Epistle of Jude<br />19<br />:22-23 Do for others<br />
  20. 20. The Epistle of Jude<br />20<br />
  21. 21. “Now unto him [to Yahweh we must turn] that is able to keep you [guard] from falling [stumbling – Rotherham, surefooted],”<br />“...and to present you [cause to stand] faultless [without blemish RV] before the presence of his glory [in the presence of Christ who will manifest God’s glory] with exceeding joy,”<br />The Epistle of Jude<br />21<br />:24-25 The role of Yahweh<br />
  22. 22. “To the only wise [wise – not in original] God our Saviour” [“Unto God alone our Saviour” – Rotherham]<br />“ glory [God manifest cf 2 Peter 3:18, worthy of praise] and majesty [greatness, dignity], dominion [manifested power] and power [authority, freedom of action], both now and ever [throughout all the ages – Diaglott]. Amen [so be it]”<br />The Epistle of Jude<br />22<br />:24-25 The role of Yahweh<br />
  23. 23. We too are in the last days<br />We too share that sin’s flesh that can so easily lead us astray<br />We live in a society very much like it was in the time of Sodom and Gomorrah<br />We too have been warned of error and corruption in the household of faith<br />The Epistle of Jude<br />23<br />Learning from Jude<br />
  24. 24. We too must be on the look out for these problems<br />We too, therefore, must deal with this situation as and when it arises<br />We must do our utmost to recover any of our brethren who are wavering<br />We too must contend for the faith and are required to separate from persistent error<br />The Epistle of Jude<br />24<br />Learning from Jude<br />
  25. 25. We can put our trust in God and his son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is able to cause us to stand without blemish before the glory of God<br />“Wherefore he [Jesus] is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25<br />The Epistle of Jude<br />25<br />Learning from Jude<br />