THE BOOK: Jude

(Jude 1-4)

Here are some suggested memory verses:

Jude 3
Jude 4
Jude 6
Jude 15
Jude 16
Jude 24,25


 

I. Author

A. brother of James (and Jesus)

1. Jude 1

2. Mark 6:3

B. not an Apostle (not Thaddaeus - Lk. 6:16; Jn. 14:22; Acts 1:13)

1. Jude 17

C. did not believe until the crucifixion and resurrection

1. Matt. 12:46

2. Mark 3:21

3. John 7:3-5

4. Acts 1:14

II. Book

A. may have been written just before or after fall of Jerusalem (AD 70)

B. perhaps to Jewish churches in Palestine

C. author may have already had access to 2 Peter

1. 2 Pet. 3:3

2. Jude 17,18

III. Message - started with "common salvation" but changed to "contend ernestly..." - Jude 3

A. history of apostacy

1. Israelites - vs. 5

2. angels - vs. 6

3. Sodom and Gomorrah - vs. 7

B. "these" false teachers

1. defile flesh, reject authority, revile angelic majesties - vs. 8,9

2. revile things they do not understand - vs. 10,11

3. are hidden reefs - vs. 12,13 (danger)

4. are ungodly - vss. 14,15 (character)

5. grumble, find fault, follow lusts, speek arrogantly, flatter to gain advantage - vs. 16 (actions)

6. cause division - vs. 19 (result)

C. to the beloved

1. be warned - vss. 17,18

2. be built up in faith - vs. 20

3. pray - vs. 20

4. keep selves in the love of God - vs. 21

5. wait anxiously in the mercy of Jesus - vs. 21

concl. - vss. 24,25