TO: To those called; loved by God
ABOUT: Friends contend;-.watch out for those who pervert Grace, sexually immoral, reject authority, pollute their bodies, slander, act instinctually like animals….
“4 For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about[b] long ago have secretly slipped in among you. “
1 JOHN – KNOW – 1Jn1:1-4
Know evidenced by obedience
That which was from the beginning,(A) which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes,(B) which we have looked at and our hands have touched(C)—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.
2 The life appeared;(D)
we have seen it
and testify to it,(E)
and we proclaim to you the eternal life,(F) which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard,(G) so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.(H) 4 We write this(I) to make our[a] joy complete.(J)
What is the speed limit I-69 to Indy ?
How much fruit and vegetables are
recommended per day?
3 We know(E) that we have come to know him(F) if we keep his commands.(G) 4 Whoever says, “I know him,”(H) but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.(I) 5 But if anyone obeys his word,(J) love for God[a] is truly made complete in them.(K) This is how we know(L) we are in him: 6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.(M)
Back to Jude
How do we CONTEND ( not also ran) for the faith?
Jude 3… (I felt compelled to write and
urge you to CONTEND for the faith(J) that
was once for all entrusted to God’s holy
2 JOHN – LOVE
Love one another antidote
And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning.(I) I ask that we love one another. 6 And this is love:(J) that we walk in obedience to his commands.(K) As you have heard from the beginning,(L) his command is that you walk in love.
7 I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ(M) as coming in the flesh,(N) have gone out into the world
3 JOHN – TRUTH John 14:6 (way, Truth, life)
Absolute truth – always yes
John 8 ( truth tied to Jesus )
31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the TRUTH, and the TRUTH will set you free.”
1 TIMOTHY 2
This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the TRUTH. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. 7 And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the TRUTH, I am not lying—and a TRUE and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.
2 PETER 1
15 And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.
16 For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
Conclusion of Jude….
20 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up(AY) in your most holy faith(AZ) and praying in the Holy Spirit,(BA) 21 keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait(BB) for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.(BC)
22 Be merciful to those who doubt; 23 save others by snatching them from the fire;(BD) to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.[f](BE)
24 To him who is able(BF) to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence(BG) without fault(BH) and with great joy— 25 to the only God(BI) our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore!(BJ) Amen.(BK)