Contend for the Faith
October 06, 2019 | Jason Holmes
Jude was written at a time when Christianity was under severe political attack and aggressive spiritual infiltration. This small, but powerful book was written to believers as a call to fight for the faith as truth is under attack. Join us Families Pastor Jason Holmes walks us through Jude 1:1-4, showing us how this timely message is just as relevant today as it was in Jude's time, and how we can rest in God's promises amongst intense spiritual warfare knowing we are called, beloved, and kept once and for all.
- Read Jude 1:1-24. What is the purpose of this book?
- Read Ephesians 2:1-10. What is "the faith" in your own words?
- What does he mean by "contend for the faith"? Who are we contending against?
- Why is it important to "contend for the faith"?
- How do we go about contending for the faith?
- Read Romans 6:1-15. Paul talks about turning the grace of God into a license for immorality. How is this related to "denying the Lordship of Christ"?
Jude lived at a time when Christianity was under severe political attack from Rome and aggressive spiritual infiltration from gnostic-like apostates and libertines. Except for John, who lived at the close of the century, all of the other apostles had been martyred, and Christianity was thought to be extremely vulnerable. Thus, Jude called the church to fight, in the midst of intense spiritual warfare, for the truth. Jude is a book full of warning, but it closes with supreme confidence in God. Dangerous times should make us trust in an almighty God.