Letter of Jude. By: Mirel Mingo and Chrisha Nario. Author. Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James, a relative of Jesus (half-brother). Highly educated, Greek speaking. An unknown celebrity of the early church.
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By: Mirel Mingo and Chrisha Nario
1: 1-2 He greets those who he is writing to, all Christians
1: 3-4 states he is writing about contending to the faith handed down from holy ones.
1:3 “Beloved, although I was making every effort to write to you about our common salvation, I now feel a need to write to encourage you to contend with the faith that was once for all handed down to the holy ones.”
He was going to write about the teachings derived from apostolic preaching kept by Christians, he writes reminding all to keep their faith and not to stray away from it.
1: 17-19 “But you, beloved, remember the words spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, for they told you, “In the last time there will be scoffers who will live according to their own godless desires.” these are the ones who cause divisions…”
He reminds us that the apostles warned us in the past of these false teachers and we must always be aware of them
1:14-15 “Behold the Lord has come with his countless holy ones to execute judgment on all and to convict everyone for all the godless deeds they have committed and for all the harsh words godless sinners have uttered against him.”
This he cites from Enoch explaining that this was prophesized about before he even started writing about it.
1: 24-25 “To the one who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you unblemished and exultant, in the presence of his glory, to the only God, our savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord be glory, majesty, power and authority from ages past , now and for ages to come. Amen”
This is to repeat that this letter is for God who is the most powerful and above any false teachers.
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Paul rejoices in what he suffered for the sake of the Church to preach it (1:24-25)
He reveals the formerly hidden mystery of Christ in you (1:26-27)
He gives full assurance of understanding and true knowledge of God's mystery in Christ (2:1-3)
Tychicus and Onesimus will inform the Colossians about Paul's circumstances (4:7-9)
Personal greetings (4:10-15)
Closing instructions (4:16-17)
Paul’s personal closing greeting (4:18)
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