A Study in Jude: Contend for the Faith - Alistair Begg
The New Testament letter of Jude, written by one of Jesus’ half brothers, addresses a matter of timeless urgency: the confusion and chaos that inevitably result amongst God’s people when convictions regarding biblical truth collapse. In every generation, it is vital to recognize the threat such decline poses, to heed the Bible’s warnings about it, and to keep the faith. In this new series, Alistair Begg leads us through Jude’s reminders and admonishments, which promise to strengthen our hearts and minds as we persevere in “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.”
Lessons From the Past - Alistair Begg
In verses 11–13 of his epistle, Jude used three Old Testament examples and six stark word pictures to warn his readers about those who distort the Gospel through false teaching and ungodly living. These “certain people,” he explained, are untethered and fruitless, and their path is one of destruc...
The Letter of Jude - Alistair Begg
The book of Jude is a brief letter written by one of Jesus’ half brothers to urge the early church to keep the faith and to warn them about false teachers. But before broaching those subjects, Jude begins by establishing several truths that are vital for God’s people everywhere to understand. Ali...
Reason For Writing - Alistair Begg
The relativism of our age would have us think that we can believe whatever we want and do whatever feels good. In contrast, Jude, writing nearly twenty centuries ago, appealed to believers to contend for the faith and to beware of those who were distorting the Gospel by exchanging its freedom for...
Don't Forget This! - Jude 1:5-7 - Alistair Begg
In verses 5–7 of his epistle, Jude issues a stern warning about disregarding God’s established boundaries. Men, women, and even angels throughout Scripture learned that rebellion against God—whether through unbelief, disobedience, or immorality—was met with His necessary and righteous judgment. H...
Who Are "These People?" - Alistair Begg
Ever since the church began, false prophets have infiltrated congregations, leading others astray by denying Christ’s power and abusing God’s grace as an opportunity for immorality. In his epistle, Jude made sure his readers would be able to recognize “these people” by issuing three charges again...