Bless you for that. Now I want you to take your Bibles please and turn please to the book of Jude, next to the last book in the Bible. Today is the last message in our book in Jude, and actually I have enjoyed this. And I have, first time I've ever really preached through the book of Jude and it has been a great strength to my own heart. Now we're going to read together verses 24 and 25. Jude ends this book on a note of praise. Really here is a grand doxology. He says, "Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory, majesty, dominion and power both now and ever amen." Now folks it is so very important that whatever endeavor that you have that you have hope there. And I suppose that hopelessness is the saddest word in all of the world and hope perhaps is the most beautiful word in all of the world. Let me illustrate. Let me take you on a Caribbean cruise. Let's suppose you're down in the Caribbean on an luxurious cruise ship and everything is beautiful. You have all of your best friends there. The music is grand, the entertainment is wonderful. The sky is a topaz blue. The food it melts in your mouth. The sea is slick and calm and just everything is wonderful. You say, "This is the best time I've ever had on a vacation in all of my life." Then the captain comes on he says, I have an announcement ladies and gentlemen. We're going to continue the entertainment. The ship is going to do even a better job than it normally does with the cuisine. The crew is going to go all out to make you comfortable. We're going to have fun and games and entertainment and music, everything to meet everything you need." About that time you are saying, "oh this is wonderful." Then he says, "There has been one change in the plans. We're not going to sail to any one particular port but we're going to go out here in the middle ...
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