Sunday, 19 December 2021 // God's Story: New Testament
Is it enough to just preach the gospel? In his letter, Jude had to write a different letter than what he originally intended to call his audience to contend for the faith, to go against the false teachers who have infiltrated the church. The theme of judgment serves to remind the congregation to protect and love the church by preserving the truth that has been given to them. “Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.” - Jude 1:3 Jude shows us that it is NOT enough to just preach the gospel. Christians need to expose the danger of false teachings.
Hark the Herald Angels Sing; Show us Christ; One God; O Church Arise