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THE BOOK OF JUDE - Part 2
TEXT: Jude 1:5-19
Last week we looked at the first four verses. Our message was entitled, "Contending for the Faith." Jude, whom we said was the younger brother of our Lord, writes to the saints, warning them of evil men who had crept into their midst, bringing false doctrine and damnable heresies.
Not only were they false teachers, but they were men after the flesh, that is, sensual, having no restraints. Jude said in (vs. 4), they had turned "the grace of God into lasciviousness." Lasciviousness means "filthiness, indecency" or "unstrained sexual passions." Webster's Dictionary defines lasciviousness as "morbid, unrestrained desire." Jude said, "Watch out for
Let's put down our outline:
I. A Past Reminder
II. A Present Description
III. A Prophetic Judgment
I. A PAST REMINDER (VS. 5)
A. How soon we forget
1. Notice the words, "...though you once knew
this." Do you know what I think? I think it's
easy to forget important lessons. These wicked men did not just present themselves one day and say, "Here we are—evil men, seeking to undermine your faith!" No, not at all; that's not how Satan works. You will notice in (vs. 4), that they "crept in unaware."
a. This is why we need to always be careful
about who joins this church. Sometimes I have people who come to me with a laundry list of requirements—things they expect to be in place before they are willing to join the church. But let me tell you something, we also have some requirements—we want to know to know what you believe. We are going to be very cautious when it comes to church membership. And why? It's because we have seen many good churches destroyed from the inside out by men who are not saved, men Satan has planted there. Remember our recent study about Diotrephes? Paul said, "For such are false apostles, deceitful w ...
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