Genesis 1:1-25 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James, To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ...
think about it.
What do you learn about Jude based on these verses? How are you "contending for the faith" with those around you?
We're delving into the Book of Jude this week. It's only one chapter with 25 verses, but it has much for us to learn and consider. Jude begins his letter with the typical greeting, but then gets right to what's on his heart--false teaching. He calls us as believers and part of the Church to guard against allowing false teaching to come in and negatively influence us. "I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith. . ." (Jude 3).
As I considered this call to action, I looked in a thesaurus at the word "contend" and found words like assert, maintain and declare. That was helpful because it allowed me to get a better grasp on, and comprehension of, exactly what Jude is challenging us to do.
So how will you, or how do you, contend for the faith? How do you guard against and combat allowing false teaching to creep in and influence your Christian walk and witness? What about at your church? Tami W.
P.S. Get more out of our Jude study and tune in to our Back to the Bible series this week, Jude's Guide to Religious Phoneys.
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