We have reached the end of our journey in Jude. We end on the highest and most brilliant views in the book. We end with a simple promise. Despite all the false teaching and doom, the Lord will keep his beloved will bring them with great joy into his glorious presence. Count on it!
We need each other. God made us not to live individually but as a community. God made us to build each other up in the most holy faith and keep one another. God made us to save each other and to snatch each other out of the fire and to be merciful. Jude encourages us to stay close to one another and most importantly to God.
Jude’s call to his beloved is not toward new ideas or new ways of life. It is simply to remember. It is a call to return to God’s Word, to the word of the Apostle’s. Jude calls each of us to evaluate each of our desires in the light of God’s Word.
Jude is at his most perplexed. What is he doing? What is he thinking? Why would he quote from 1 Enoch? He wants us to see in our heart, in our very imaginations, our Lord is coming; that he is coming to save, and to judge. This is one powerful word from Jude. So powerful that it is so unforgettable. We will see Jesus coming with his thousands.
It is time to get more intense and focused. Jude moves from discussing communities into discussing the most wicked and evil people in the Old Testament. This wickedness lives in the false teachers and make them to be completely worthless to the Christian church. Worse, they are twice condemned. Listen in!
Jude now moves to his second text. But it is not from the Bible, well, not completely from the Bible. He is going to use a text from the Assumption of Moses. We just must talk about this, the body of Moses, the angels, that a murderer is defended by the archangel Michael.
In this episode, we move into the powerful commentary on his Old Testament text. We move into Jude 8. We want to connect the Old Testament examples with Jude’s present day situation. We want to know what it means to pollute our bodies, reject authority and all that it means to slander celestial beings. Jude is going to leave our mouths open and our hearts trusting in Christ alone.
In this episode, we get into two very important issues in the book of Jude. What does he mean that the angels did not keep their positions? Is this Genesis 3 or 6? And what in the world is the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah? The two issues are connected and critical to understanding Jude’s message. Here we go!
It is time to get into the body of Jude. In this podcast, we will look at the structure of the body of the letter. We get into Jude’s first text; the Old Testament. He will speak to us and give commentary based on the Old Testament. He comes with power, with God’s Word and with judgment. Hang on as we dive into Jude!
We bring verses 3 and 4 to a stunning conclusion. Jude makes up put up our antennas to listen for false doctrine. We explore where it is written that these certain men are condemning Scripture. Then, Jude portrays their false teaching in two negative ways. This will set the direction and the basis for the entire book of Jude.
We make a beginning into Jude 3 and 4. Jude’s intensity rises almost immediately as he attacks the false teachers by touching both the intellect and emotion of his readers, even invoking disgust. Jude isn’t on the defense; he’s bringing it!
Today we finish Jude 1 and 2. We dive deep into the first two of Jude’s triad. We are called loved and kept. It’s the keeping that is at the heart of Jude’s message. Knowing how contentious he is about to get, he greets the recipients of his letter with mercy, peace and love. Jude wants these three gifts of God to be multiplied to these people. Putting into context why he doesn’t greet his readers with the normal grace and peace as seen with the Apostle Paul.
Today we continue our look at verses 1 and 2. Especially at the phrase: ‘Servant of Jesus Christ’. How does Jude use that phrase? What is the difference between an Apostle and a Servant of Jesus Christ? Jude sets himself up as someone who has an authoritative claim on our lives by calling himself a servant of Jesus Christ.
Today we make a start into Jude 1 and 2, but just a start. We will get hung up on the very first word. Who is Jude or is it Judas? By process of elimination and help of other Scripture, we will make a stunning conclusion. Jude is someone who was once an unbeliever but came to be a servant of Jesus Christ, his own half-brother, in seeing him rise from the dead.
Welcome to the book of Jude. Why are we talking about Jude? Why would you want to listen to a podcast on Jude? It’s not a major book of the Bible, its short, it’s not well known. It’s a perfect parallel with today’s world. It’s beautiful in every sense, its intense and its full of Christ. It’s time for our journey in the book of Jude!
We are back!!! Season 2 on the book of Jude will be released on September 4, 2017. Listen now to some of the highlights of the new and upcoming season.
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