Jude 1: Contend for the faith, which was once for all, delivered to the saints

Overview

Jude 1:1-2

"To those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ"

Jude 1:1-2
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Jude, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, To those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ:
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Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.

  1. Who did Jude write this letter to?

    Jude 1:1
    Jude, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, To those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ:

  2. Do you fit that description?

  3. Does that include you?

  4. What attributes did Jude want to be multiplied to you?

    Jude 1:2
    Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.

Jude 1:3-4

"Concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints"

Jude 1:3-4
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Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
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For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

  1. What adjective did Jude use to describe our salvation?

    Jude 1:3
    Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

  2. What did Jude exhort them and us, to contend earnestly for?

    Jude 1:3
    Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

  3. How often was our common salvation delivered?

    Jude 1:3
    Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

  4. How would you define "once for all"?
  5. If someone has a new, or different gospel, is it the same one that Jude is speaking of?
  6. How did certain men creep in?
    Jude 1:4
    For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.
  7. What had they been marked out for?

    Jude 1:4
    For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

  8. What do they turn the grace of God into?

    Jude 1:4
    For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

  9. What is lewdness? Footnote 1
    1 Lewdness is sexual immorality (fornication, adultery, homosexuality, and pornography)
  10. Who do they deny?

    Jude 1:4
    For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

  11. Did you know that there are people like them today?

Jude 1:5-7

"But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe"

Jude 1:5-7
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But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
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And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day;
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as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

  1. Why did the Lord destroy the people?
    Jude 1:5
    But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
  2. How has He reserved the angels that did not keep their proper domain?
    Jude 1:6
    And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day;
  3. What event are they being kept in everlasting chains for?
    Jude 1:6
    And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day;
  4. Who are these angels that are being kept in chains?
    Jude 1:6
    And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day;
  5. Who gave themselves over to sexual immorality?
    Jude 1:7
    as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
  6. What are they set forth as?
    Jude 1:7
    as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
  7. How long will they suffer the vengeance of eternal fire?
    Jude 1:7
    as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Jude 1:8-11

"Likewise, also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of dignitaries"

Jude 1:8-11
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Likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of dignitaries.
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Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"
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But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves.
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Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.

  1. What do these dreamers defile?
    Jude 1:8
    Likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of dignitaries.
  2. Who do they reject?
    Jude 1:8
    Likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of dignitaries.
  3. How do they speak about dignitaries (a person who holds a high rank or office)?
    Jude 1:8
    Likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of dignitaries.
  4. Who did Michael the archangel have a dispute with over the body of Moses?
    Jude 1:9
    Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"
  5. What did Michael not dare bring against the devil?
    Jude 1:9
    Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"
  6. What did he say to the devil?
    Jude 1:9
    Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"
  7. How do these dreamers speak?
    Jude 1:10
    But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves.
  8. How do these men corrupt themselves?
    Jude 1:10
    But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves.
  9. In whose way had they gone?
    Jude 1:11
    Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.
  10. What did Cain do?
    Jude 1:11
    Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.
  11. Why have they run in greed like Balaam?
    Jude 1:11
    Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.
  12. How will they perish?
    Jude 1:11
    Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.

Jude 1:12-13

"These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves"

Jude 1:12-13
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These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots;
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raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.

  1. How does Jude describe these men who had crept into their love feasts?
    Jude 1:12
    These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots;
  2. Who did they serve without fear?
    Jude 1:12
    These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots;
  3. How are they like clouds?
    Jude 1:12
    These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots;
  4. How are they carried about?
    Jude 1:12
    These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots;
  5. If they are twice dead, how many times have they been alive?
    Jude 1:12
    These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots;
  6. How are they pulled up?
    Jude 1:12
    These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots;
  7. Like raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars, what is reserved for them?
    Jude 1:13
    raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.

Jude 1:14-15

"Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way"

Jude 1:14-15
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Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, "Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints,
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"to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him."

  1. When did Enoch live?
    Jude 1:14
    Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, "Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints,
  2. Who did he prophesy about?
    Jude 1:14
    Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, "Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints,
  3. Who did Enoch say that God would bring judgment on?
    Jude 1:15
    "to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him."
  4. What would He convict them of?
    Jude 1:15
    "to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him."
  5. How had they committed ungodly deeds?
    Jude 1:15
    "to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him."
  6. How had they spoken against God?
    Jude 1:15
    "to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him."

Jude 1:16-19

"But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time"

Jude 1:16-19
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These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage.
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But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ:
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how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts.
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These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.
  1. How do these men speak?
    Jude 1:16
    These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage.
  2. How do the ungodly walk?
    Jude 1:16
    These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage.
  3. Why do they speak great swelling words?
    Jude 1:16
    These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage.
  4. How serious is grumbling?
    Jude 1:16
    These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage.
  5. What words are we to remember?
    Jude 1:17
    But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ:
  6. What did they say about mockers in the last time?
    Jude 1:17-18
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    But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ:
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    how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts.
  7. What do these sensual people cause?
    Jude 1:19
    These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.
  8. What do they not have?
    Jude 1:19
    These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.
  9. Did you know that there are many people like this in the world today? 
    How would you describe them

Jude 1:20-25

"And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh"

Jude 1:20-25
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But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
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keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
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And on some have compassion, making a distinction;
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but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.
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Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
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To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen.

  1. What must we build ourselves up in?
    Jude 1:20
    But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
  2. How are we to be praying?
    Jude 1:20
    But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
  3. What are we to keep ourselves in?
    Jude 1:21
    keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
  4. What are we to be looking for?
    Jude 1:21
    keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
  5. What are we to do to some?
    Jude 1:22
    And on some have compassion, making a distinction;
  6. How are we to save others?
    Jude 1:23
    but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.
  7. What are we to hate?
    Jude 1:23
    but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.
  8. Who is able to keep us from stumbling?
    Jude 1:24
    Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
  9. How can He present us?
    Jude 1:24
    Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
  10. What will we have in His presence?
    Jude 1:24
    Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
  11. Who alone is wise?
    Jude 1:25
    To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen.
  12. When will He receive glory and majesty, Dominion and power? 25
    Jude 1:25
    To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen.