procrastination, heresy, and navel-gazing.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Jude: whaddya do?

the context for Jude is v4:
For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a licence for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.
so the question is: whaddya do? do you withdraw? By no means!

rather, you
  1. look after yourself, v20-21:
    But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

  2. look after others, v22-23:
    Be merciful to those who doubt; snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear— hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.

  3. look to God, v24-25:
    To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Saviour be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and for evermore! Amen.

hopefully someone who hears (or heard: I, II) my sermons will add this to the list of stuff i told them



Blogger Elsie said...

Good stuff.

5:04 pm  

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