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Jude

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Outline

Introduction (vv. 1, 2).

I. The Purpose of the Epistle (vv. 3, 4).

II. The Prophecies of the Doom of the Ungodly (vv. 5–19).

A. Three Examples and Commentary (vv. 5–10).

B. Three More Examples and Additional Commentary (vv. 11–13).

C. Prophecy of Enoch and Commentary (vv. 14–16).

D. Prophecy of the Apostles and Commentary (vv. 17–19).

III. The Challenge to Believers (vv. 20–23).

Conclusion (vv. 24, 25).

New Geneva study Bible. 1997, c1995 (electronic ed.) (Jud 1). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

The Blueprint

1. The danger of false teachers (1:1-16)

2. The duty to fight for God's truth (1:17-25)

Jude wrote to motivate Christians everywhere to action. He wanted them to recognize the dangers of false teaching, to protect themselves and other believers, and to win back those who had already been deceived. Jude was writing against godless teachers who were saying that Christians could do as they pleased without fear of God's punishment. While few teach this heresy openly in the church today, many in the church act as though this were true. This letter contains a warning against living a nominal Christians life.

Jude Overview

Profile of an Apostate

        1. Ungodly (v. 4)

        2. Morally perserted (v. 4)

        3. Dany Christ (v. 4)

        4. Pollute their bodies (v. 8)

        5. Rebellious (v. 8)

        6. Revile holy angels (v. 8)

        7. Dreamers (v. 10)

        8. Ignorant (v. 8)

        9. Self-destruction (v. 16)

        10. Grumblers (v. 16)

        11. Fault finders (v. 16)

        12. Self-seeking (v. 17)

        13. Arrogant speakers (v. 16)

        14. Flatterers (v. 16)

        15. Scoffers (v. 18)

        16. Cause division (v. 19)

        17. Worldly minded (v. 19)

        18. Without the Spirit (. 19)