by Jeff Schreve

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Sharks in the Water (3 of 4)
Series: Face Off: Fighting for the Faith
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Jude 1:11-15

When the movie hit, it was a huge success. It was an oceanic thriller. I saw the movie when I was a junior high-school student, scared me to death. The movie, "Jaws."

A little kid; his name in the movie was Alex. He had a short part in the movie as you can imagine. There was a shark in the water, a big shark, a 25 foot shark they called him Jaws. Hey, these people were at the beach. They were having a big time. Man, it was in the summer, and it was a holiday time but little did they know there was a shark in the water.

As we have been studying in the book of Jude, Jude, the Lord's half-brother - they had the same mother, Mary, but different fathers, for Jude's father was Joseph and Jesus' Father was Almighty, Holy God. Jude wants to write a letter to the people. He wants to write about their common salvation and encourage them. And God the Holy Spirit won't let Jude do that. He said, "No, don't pick up the harp and play a nice song. Pick up the trumpet and sound the alarm - Red Alert!" The book of Jude is a warning - beware. What's the matter, Jude? Certain persons have crept into the church. They've crept in unnoticed. They're ungodly persons who turn the grace of God into licentiousness. They turn the grace of God into a license to sin, and they deny our only Master and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. There are sharks in the water, and we need to beware. Because just as Jaws was in the water in the movie, "Jaws," if you didn't know it, you were going to be in trouble.

I find it so interesting. In the trailer for the movie, "Jaws," this is old this is 1975. Still the top scary movie, I think, that I've ever seen. I still don't like to go in the ocean because of Jaws. I don't know if anybody else is like that. Every time I, I just put a toe in, I hear that sound, you know. I mean, it's just that kind of freaky thing. But in the trailer for the movie, ...

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