Jude’s Expression of Love
Bible Text: Jude 1:3-4 | Preacher: Pastor Bruce Carlson | Series: The Big Picture: The Book of Jude | Baptist Distinctives:
Autonomy of the local church.
Priesthood of the believer.
Individual soul liberty.
Saved, Baptized, Church Membership.
Separation of Church and state.
Jude’s Personal Perspective.
Inspiration: 2 Peter 1:21; 2 Tim. 3:16
Preservation: Matt. 24:35; Isa. 40:8; 1 Peter 1:25
Giving your best.
Salvation for all. Rom. 1:16-17
Jude’s Position of Perception.
The necessary need.
The encouragement needed.
Contending is not popular.
Contending has a price.
The effort needed.
Jude’s Prudence of Pitfalls. 2 Cor. 2:11
Hidden dangers. Gen. 3:1; Eph. 6:11; 2 Cor. 11:3 1 Tim. 4:1
Hidden men. 1 John 4:1
The truth cost the apostles a beating.
The truth cost the blind man his social acceptance.
The truth cost Stephen his life.
The truth cost many of the early Christians their freedom.
The truth cost John the Baptist his head.
The truth cost Jesus his life.