Jude 1:3-7
A Reminder

Jude 1:3-7


Last week we talked about how Jude lead us to contend for the faith because there were people who crept in and perverted the word and grace of God to the point that it would cause those they were speaking to to stumble and possibly fall away. 


These people Jude is speaking of, who pervert the grace of our God are false prophets.

  • Wolves in sheeps clothing.

The ones being led astray would be those not firm in their faith right? 

Not everyone is as firm in their faith as they want to believe they are. 

There is only one way to be firm in your faith, and just showing up here on Sunday isn’t going to cut it. 

You have to open your bible and read it.

v.5 points to Jesus saving those out of Egypt. 

The OT doesn’t say this explicitly but it is implied. How?

  • John 1:3 “All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
  • John 8:56–58 “Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.” 57 So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?” 58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”
  • Colossians 1:16 “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.”

v.6 talks about the angels who didn’t stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling. 

  • First some scholars believe these to be fallen angels and other believe these are the “sons of God” spoken about in Genesis 6.
  • I believe these to be fallen angels and I believe 2 Peter 2:4 proves it.
  • 2 Peter 2:4 says, “For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment;”
  • These are not the “sons of God” from Genesis 6.
  • These angels defied God and he smote them for it.
  • He has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day.
  • God sent the angels to Hell. 
  • These were beings that were in the very presence of God and witnessed His mercy, grace, miraculous works on a daily moment by moment basis and they sinned against God.

Do not think yourself so high and mighty that you are firm in your faith and could not fall. 

  • Jesus does all the work in you.
  • The Holy Spirit lives in you to help you.
  • God the Father extends His mighty hand to you.

v.7 Sodom and Gomorrah

  • You can find the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19.
  • The thing to remember here is that sin against God deserves death. 
  • With the story of Sodom and Gomorrah we as Christians like to make it all about homosexuality.
  • Is that what the story and the lesson is about? NO
  • It is about sin…YES.
  • Because the outcry of sin against the city was so great, God destroyed the entire city. 

How do you think the outcry of sin is against our world? Against the United States?

  • What about Spencer County?
  • Average of 19,000 people in Spencer County
  • 8.5% of Spencer County goes to church. That’s roughly 1,600 people in the county. 
  • Spencer County has 8.5% of its population attending church…so we’re safe right?
  • The percentage gets worse when you figure in that not all attending church are Christians, there are those attending who are lost and those who think they are a Christian who aren’t. 
  • It likely brings down the number to around 5.75% of Spencer County are believers and followers of Christ.
  • We are in the blast zone!


What is the take away?

As your pastor…I want to remind you to:

  • Read your Bible.
  • Study your Bible.
  • Know your Bible. 


A Reminder...

  • Believe in the Lord ONLY  
  • Trust in the Lord ONLY
  • Follow the Lord ONLY


One last thing…

Help Spencer County! If you won’t do it here…how are you going to “go and make disciples of all the Nations?”


Man will let you down, pastors will let you down, I might even let you down. 

Jesus will NEVER let you down. 

Give you heart to Jesus and believe in HIM ONLY.