Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:
C Name the author of the book of Jude.
C Identify to whom the book of Jude was written.
C State the purpose for the book of Jude.
C Write the Key Verse of the book of Jude from memory.
C State the Life and Ministry Principle for the book of Jude.
AUTHOR: Jude (the brother of Jesus)
TO WHOM: All Christians, although the specific audience at the time were members of churches in Palestine and/or Asia.
PURPOSE: To warn against false teachers
KEY VERSE: Jude 1:3
LIFE AND MINISTRY PRINCIPLE: We must be alert for false teachers who creep in unawares and divert believers from the truth of God’s Word .
MAIN CHARACTERS: Jude, Michael the archangel, Cain, Balaam, Core, Enoch
Note: The book of Jude has no chapter divisions in the Bible. Therefore, only the verses are listed .
I. Introduction: Greeting: 1-2
A. From : Jude : 1
1. Brother of James.
2. Bondservant of Jesus Christ.
B. To those: 1
1. Sanctified by God.
2. Preserved in Christ.
II. Purpose: 3
A. Original purpose: Common salvation.
B. Revised purpose: Exhortation that they earnestly contend for the faith because
of the type of people creeping into the church.
III. Characteristics of "certain men" (false teachers): 4
A. Crept in unawares.
B. Ordained to condemnation.
C. Ungodly men.
D. Turning God’s grace to lasciviousness.
E. Denying the Lord Jesus Christ.
IV. Three historical records: 5-7
A. Israel: Once saved, afterward destroyed: 5 (Numbers 13-14 and I Corinthians
B. Angels: Left first estate, reserved in chains: 6 (II Peter 2:4)
C. Sodom and Gomorrah: Lust and fornication resulted in punishment by fire:
7 (Genesis 18-19)
V. Description of false teachers: 8-10 (continued description from verse 4)
A. Filthy dreamers: 8
B. Defile the flesh : 8
C. Despise dominion: 8
D. Speak evil of dignities: 8-10
1. Michael the archangel didn’t dare to speak evil against the devil: 9
2. These men speak evil of things they know not: 10
E. Corrupt natural things: 10
VI. Description of these evil men by example: 11
A. Gone: The way of Cain: Rejected the blood as necessary for remission of sin:
B. Ran: After the error of Balaam: Ministry for financial gain: (Numbers 22-24)
C. Perished: In the gainsaying of Core : Denying God’s designated leadership:
VII. Description of these evil men by metaphor (comparison to natural examples): 12-13
A. Spots: Actually means "stones" in your feasts; stone in food: 12
B. Waterless Clouds: Promising much but delivering nothing ; easily driven this
way and that: 12
C. Dead Trees: Without fruit, no roots or stability; twice dead: First in sin and
secondly in hypocrisy: 12
D. Wild Waves: Boisterous, noisy, but accomplishing nothing: 13
E. Wandering Stars: Look bright, but reserved unto darkness: 13
VIII. Future judgment: 14-15 (Genesis 5:18-24)
A. The messenger: Enoch: 14
B. The message: 15
l. Judged by the Lord with 10,000 saints: 14
a. For all their ungodly deeds they committed: 15
b. For all their hard speeches spoken against Him: 15
IX. Description of evil men continued: 16
C. Walking after their own lusts.
D. Mouth speaking swelling words (boasters).
E. Have respect of persons, thinking some better than others because of wealth,
position, etc .
X. Remember: Jesus warned of these men: 17-19
A. Mockers would come in the last time: 18
B. They would walk after their own ungodly lusts: 18
C. They would separate themselves (groups, cliques): 19
D. They would be sensual: 19
E. They would not have the Spirit of God: 19
XI. Four point plan for avoiding the deception of these evil men: 20-21
A. Build up yourself in the faith: 20
B. Pray in the Holy Ghost: 20
C. Keep yourself in the love of God: 21
D. Look for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ: 21
XII. Our response to these evil men: 22-23
A. On some have compassion: 22
1. Make a difference between those who are weak and those who are
willfully evil (see verse 23 ).
B. Others save with fear: 23
1. Pull them out of the fire of sin/hell; Pull them out, do not join them in
their sin .
2. Hate even the garments spotted by flesh.
XIV. Closing benediction: 24-25
A. What He does for us now: He is able to keep us from falling: 24
B. What He will do later: Present us faultless: 24
1. Before the presence of His glory.
2. With exceeding great joy.
C. To the only wise God our Savior, now and forever, be: 25