In our day of blurred moralities, tainted theologies, and once-a-week watered down preaching, there is no more urgent call to the church than the call "to earnestly contend for the Faith."
Jude is an apologist, not in the sense of arguing faith against atheists and agnostics but in arguing, defending and reasoning THE FAITH that was once for all time delivered to the saints. He is an in-house apologist. He is interested in making every believer a defender of the faith. Every believer should be able to reason the Scriptures with those who would distort it and teach something new or different Jude passionately urges every believer to be a fervent defender of the faith by knowing Christ and his word.
"I found it necessary (urgent) to write to you exhorting (urging) you to earnestly (energetically) contend (wrestle) for the faith that was once for all delivered (entrusted) to the saints."
1. Introduction to the Study of Jude (15 min.)
It is important to read the passage in its entirety asking six journalistic questions to be sure you understand what you are reading: Who, What, Where, When, How and Why. Each verse may contain names, words, expressions that you do not imediately understand. They deserve your attention and study. Be sure to download the class lecture materials that will be a huge help in your study of the Word.
2. Who is This Guy Named Jude? (30 min)
In our day of blurred moralities, tainted theologies, and once-a-week watered down preaching, there is no more urgent call to the church than the call "to earnestly contend for The Faith."
-- Who is Jude that we should listen to him? He is one of the half-brother's of the Lord Jesus Christ, one of five sons born to Mary, Jesus mother. Listen to learn of his life, salvation experience, filling of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, his calling and missionary service, and finally his death by martyrdom.
John MacArthur Audio Messages on Jude
We encourage you to prepare for each lesson by doing your own research on the topic. That often includes listening to other who preached on the same subject.It may also include reading materials written by others.
15 Audio Messages on Jude by John MacArthur
(about an hour each)
Recommended reading: The Last Apologist by Rob Phillips
This is available in Kindle format for $4.99, 275 pages.
DOCUMENTS TO PRINT OUT
Available Sunday, May 24
These are unedited documents and studies I use in my sermon preparation. They will enhance your study of the Word. Print them out and study them. This way we can give you much more than we can in our Videos or in our live classes.