Jude 1:8-23
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Read Jude 1:8-23

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  • “These people” are the false teachers. The ones I’ve been warning you against. 
    • They rely on themselves instead of God.
    • They reject authority because they want control. 
      • It’s all about them.
    • They “blaspheme the glorious ones” which likely means they speak negatively about angels.
      • These people think they are more in authority than they really are and it’s going to bite them. 
      • False teachers don’t know their place. As an answer to this we get v.9.
      • These false teachers think they are higher and more powerful than angels. We are not! Yet!
        • We are currently lower than the angels.
          • Jesus is talked about in Hebrews 2:7-9, which points back to Psalm 8, as being made “for a little while lower than the angels”.
          • If we are not higher than Jesus, then it makes sense that we are lower than the angels also.
          • The reason I said we are not higher than the angels yet…is that 1 Corinthians 6:3 says that “we will judge angels”, so when we get to Heaven we will be higher than the angels. 
            • This is also why I don’t say when we die we become angels. 
            • I know that it’s a comforting thought, but it lessens where God is bringing us to. 
        • The false teachers think they cannot be touched by demonic forces but they can. 
        • Never challenge the devil. (Example of preacher who said we should storm the gates of Hell.)
          • You are inviting in evil to your life you do not want. 


  • Even the archangel Michael knew it was not his place to cast judgement, speak ill of, slander, or use any of his own authority when dealing with the devil, nor was it his place to speak for the Lord. 
  • Michael simply said “The Lord rebuke you”, which is from Zachariah 3.


  • The general basis of this sections is what Jude says in v.10 and the first part of v.11.
    • 10 But these people blaspheme all that they do not understand, and they are destroyed by all that they, like unreasoning animals, understand instinctively. 11 Woe to them!
    • You either belong to God and seek after His ways or you don’t. There is no in-between!


  • We have been warned in the Bible, by the disciples of Jesus, all throughout scripture of false teachers, those who will come against us, and even of persecution. 
  • Jesus Himself told us in John 15:20 “Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you.”



  • The world will always be the world.
  • Nay-sayers will always exist. 
  • We are to push through that and persevere in the Lord Jesus. 



  • We are called to show mercy, as we have been shown mercy by Jesus. 
  • We are called to save others…how?
    • By speaking the Word of the Lord and sharing the Gospel. Planting seeds so that the Holy Spirit can do the work that is needed. 
  • We are to show mercy with fear, if we don’t show mercy, that’s on us, God sees that. 
  • We are to hate all sins!!! Not the sinners!!!
    • There is a difference. 
    • We must love, respect, and show the kindness of Christ Jesus to everyone. 


How do we do this?

Read your Bible…Believe in the Lord ONLY

Study your Bible…Trust in the Lord ONLY

Know your Bible…Follow the Lord ONLY