Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
March 21, 2019
Pastor Rick Kabrick
JDE 1:1, “Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:”
JAM 1:1, James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings.
The Greek name for Jude is
Ἰούδας from a Hebrew word yeh hu da or Judah which is where the name Judas originates. The Greek name for James is from a Hebrew word yah awk ov which you can probably recognize as Jacob which means supplanter.
2TI 4:2-4, Preach the word; be in in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they follow teachers who will tickle their ears; And they shall turn away from the truth, and turn to fables.
I always loved this verse: Mercy (ele os), Peace (eye ray nee) Love (Agape), be multiplied (play thu no and it is in the passive voice), so these things are not added but multiplied.
ROM 5:1-2, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”
PHI 4:6-7, “…in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
GOD gives the Christian a new nature, it is only this new nature that can experience this unexplainable peace that comes with salvation.
We have a sure promise that GOD will never forsake us. Our LORD Jesus Christ was forsaken by the Father because of our sin. We will never be forsaken because of HIM.
A believer can live outside of the plan for their life for their entire life here on earth. Still saved, but all those blessings that were in the plan for his life simply remain unfulfilled.
EPH 5:2, And walk in (agape) love, as Christ also has loved us, and has given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice…
JDE 1:3, Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.
The largest percentage of HIS teaching was warning against sin and disobedience to GOD the Father and the consequences of doing so.
Jude seems to be writing to a particular Church, we don’t know which one. But of course the message is one for all time and is pertinent today as it was then.
It is a sad fact that as we steam on in the end times, Christians and churches perhaps better said, churches then congregations will abandon the bible and truth they once held.
What makes it all worse is weak and watered down preaching, that results in ignoring biblical worship and a rejection of sound doctrine.
VS 4 For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation,
ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
MAT 7:15-20, “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing (so they look and sound just like you), but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn or figs from thistles?
So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.
1TI 4:1, But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons.
We are talking about women who blatantly take the position of a preacher, and in doing so are in defiance of GOD's stated word. GOD never calls a woman to be a preacher.
1TI 2:12-15, But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.
Women although not eligible to be Pastors are of course beyond measure important to the Ministry, any Ministry.
Eve’s deception is not due to her intellectual weakness (she was probably smarter than any woman ever. Regardless of that argument, her failure was due to her rebellion, her desire to be independent of her husband and therefore independent of GOD.
GEN 1:2, God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
TIT 1:9-11, “Holding fast the faithful word as has been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially those of the circumcision (the Jews):
Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy gain.
2CO 11Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore, it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness.