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It's sobering to think that as early as during the time of the apostles, false teaching in the Church was raging. Paul and Peter specifically sound the alarm in their letters as does the author of the second to the last book in the Bible, which is Jude. Jude had intended to write one letter to his readers, but the Holy Spirit intervened, and he ended up writing a much different letter - one that strongly urged those in the local church to contend earnestly for the one true faith. The reason? Apostate teachers had stealthily slipped into the body of Christ and were polluting the truthful teaching of God with sin and lies. Sadly, nothing much has changed since then. Today, the Church is assaulted with heresies from both outside and within, and Jude's warnings are every bit as applicable today as they were in the first century.
This series performs an expostitional examination of the book of Jude and supplies teaching to help modern day apologists, evangelists, and lay Christians defend the faith and recognize apostate/false teachers.
What is apostasy and why should the Church be concerned about it? In this first presentation of the book of Jude, material is covered that describes apostasy, provides examples of early and modern day apostate teachings, and discusses the first two verses of Jude. Topics covered include the call of God, the security of the believer, and much more.
Jude intended to write one letter to his readers, but the Holy Spirit intervened and caused him to write a much different letter instead. Why did the Holy Spirit interrupt Jude - what was it that caused the changing of Jude's theme? This presentation gives the first glimpse of the apostate teachers who had invaded the church and discusses a couple of their key characteristics.
George Bernard Shaw was the first to say, "We learn from history that we learn nothing from history." In this message on Jude, the New Testament writer takes us on a brief history lesson of what happens to those who commit apostasy and challenge the authority and righteousness of God.
How hard is it really to spot an apostate or false teacher? While their methods can be subtle, there is an easy way to spot someone who is pretending to be a Christian, but really isn't. This presentation looks at verses 8-10 in Jude and does a profile on what the apostates of Jude's time looked like and how we can spot them today.
God's warnings about false teachers and their ultimate fate is made very clear all throughout Scripture, but in Jude, the certainty of it is unmistakable. This presentation details the doom of the apostate teachers that Jude is writing against and showcases the graphic nature of the apostate's dark character and their appointed judgment. .
God has fixed a day in which He will judge everyone who has ever lived. Jude speaks about the coming King and what fate awaits apostates like the ones who were plaguing the early church that Jude was writing to. This presentation examines the second coming of Christ and the certainty of judgment for everyone who rejects God.
What instruction does God have for a church that has been infiltrated by apostate teachers? This presentation examines God's commands to those who find themselves faced with the need to detect and deal with false teaching in the church.
What instruction does God have for a church that has been infiltrated by apostate teachers? This presentation is the second part of God's commands to those who find themselves faced with the need to detect and deal with false teaching in the church.
This presentation concludes the expositional study of Jude with a look at the glorious promise God makes to His church and praise that is directed at the only true God.