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Jude (2012)

Jude (2012)

January 2012 - May 2013

In the community of the first century, Christians faced two basic problems. The first was the problem of persecution against Christians and for the Jewish believers it would come from both the pagans in the Roman Empire as well as from certain Jews within the Jewish community who rejected Jesus’ claims to be the Messiah. The second area of conflict was within the church. Outside the church was the problem of persecution; inside the church was the problem of false doctrine.

Believers at that time lived within a pluralistic society in Rome where there were many different religious beliefs, a number of different religious systems that came from not only traditional Greco-Roman religions, but also from ideas that were synthesized from outside the Greco-Roman culture. So there was a challenge to Christians to stand firm in the faith, as the apostle Paul had warned them as well, and so the message of Jude is to contend for the faith.

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Thu, Jun 21, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Jude 3
Series: Jude (2012)
Duration: 59 mins 50 secs
The authority of scripture is, in every age, challenged by Satan. First we must know scripture with enough maturity to allow us to judge every corner of our own thinking to know where our own thinking is wrong. In order to step out and handle the opposition, Jude strongly encourages us to put up a good fight. This lesson expands comprehensively on the challenge within the word “contend” and how, within the framework of our culture, we can contend aggressively without becoming contentious.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Jude 3
Series: Jude (2012)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 7 secs
Tue, Aug 21, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Jude 3
Series: Jude (2012)
Duration: 56 mins 41 secs
We are involved in a high priority battle for Truth. In order to know what we are up against we must study philosophical trends in history and how they formed the cultures of their times. Learn about basic thoughts and methods in Rationalism, Empiricism, Mysticism, Modernism and Post Modern thought. We cannot escape the influence of our own culture and how it serves to dictate behavior. But that’s our challenge. In our study of God’s Word we are called upon to filter out truth from the lie. This is hard work. The movement in our lifetime from Modernism to Post Modern thought is devastating. The consequence for such thought is the complete destruction of that culture. Knowing Truth is not enough. Truth will illuminate error and courage is required to confront the lie.
Thu, Sep 13, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Jude 3
Series: Jude (2012)
Duration: 58 mins 37 secs
We all grow up in cultures and subcultures which cause us to view the world through a distinctive lens. Parents can protect children through creating a spiritual filter, presetting a mental attitude which confronts every lie with absolute Truth. This allows children to create a defense to worldly exposures prior to being bombarded with them. In order to counter bad ideas we must know what they are and prepare to do battle with the ways they creep into our thinking. Contending for the faith is an intense, daily struggle which demands knowledge of the opposition and an even more thorough reinforcement of Truth. See the contrast between Biblical Christianity and Post Modernism which has invaded our culture and threatened the foundation of our Truth.
Thu, Dec 06, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Jude 4-5
Series: Jude (2012)
Duration: 52 mins 28 secs
It was Jude’s intention to write about soteriology, but the Holy Spirit challenges him to deal with false teachers who had infiltrated this congregation. Find out how two systems of thought, autonomy and antagonism toward God, assert themselves in a culture and influence thought independent from Biblical Truth. Review rationalism, empiricism and mysticism as viewpoints centered on man’s abilities and how faith undergirds these viewpoints. It is the object of faith that separates this faith from Biblical faith. What is the flaw in multiculturalism? How do we know these false teachers are unbelievers, succeeding as saboteurs, fitting in in order to corrupt Truth? How does Jude describe these men and God’s judgment on them in the succeeding verses?
Tue, Jan 01, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Jude 5
Series: Jude (2012)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 12 secs
God judges the unbelief of unbelievers AND unbelieving believers. Jude is addressing believers in the church about unbelieving false teachers who have invaded their church and challenges them to defend the faith. Identify Jude’s description of them throughout this book that proves they are unbelievers. Understand the three phases of “saving” for the believer and how it can relate to deliverance, specifically the Passover event. Understand why God judged the unbelief of most of the twelve sent to spy out the Land before entering it and how this resulted in God's judgment of an entire generation of believers. God will forgive and forgive, but a time comes when strongholds of unbelief result in consequences for the believer.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Jude 6
Series: Jude (2012)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 3 secs
Thu, Feb 21, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Jude 6-7
Series: Jude (2012)
Duration: 59 mins 24 secs
Tue, Mar 12, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Jude 8-11
Series: Jude (2012)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 11 secs
As false teachers infiltrated the congregation, Jude warns of the motive and substance of their teaching. These teachers were promoting an illicit approach to sexuality, rejection of God’s authority and disrespect of legitimate angelic function. To clarify and compare, Jude gives examples of these types of sins from Old Testament scripture and the resulting “woe” which is God’s judgment. Study these examples in detail to reveal the sin of false teaching that thrives in the church today.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Jude 12-13
Series: Jude (2012)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 57 secs