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in Jude

Jude- March 2nd 2018

Contending for the Faith

Read Jude 1-16

  1. Who is Jude, according to his introduction?
  2. What did he want to write about?
    1. What is he writing about instead, and why?
  3. What kind of people does he want to warn against?
    1. How would you summarize the images and stories he uses to describe these people?
  4. What will happen to those people who are perverting the grace of God?
    1. How are the perverting the grace of God?
  5. Why does Jude want his readers to be reminded of this?

Application

  1. What can we learn from the contrast between what Jude wanted to write about and what he ended up writing about?
  2. How are the wicked people distorting the gospel? What warning is there for us?
  3. What do the descriptions of these wicked people teach us about how we should think of those who corrupt the gospel? How should or shouldn’t we interact with such people?

Read Jude 17-25

  1. What does Jude want his readers to remember? Why?
  2. How does he encourage them to treat those who are confused by these distorters of the grace of God?
  3. Where does he want them to place their confidence?

Application:

  1. How should we then respond to the reality of ungodly people who claim to follow Jesus?
  2. How should we respond to those who doubt because of these kinds of people?
  3. Overall, how should this letter shape the way we think about the Christian life?






in James

James 4:11-17 - February 9th 2018

What are you saying?

Read James 4:11-12

  1. What does James warn against doing? Who does he warn?
  2. What is the reason he gives for why we should do this?
  3. Why is speaking evil against a brother the same as speaking against the law?
  4. What position does someone claim for themselves when they speak against the law?
  5. Whose rightful position are they therefore taking?

Read James 4:13-17

  1. What is wrong with the statement James says people make (v13)?
  2. What does James say you ought to say instead? What is the reason why you ought to say what he suggests?
  3. What does he teach about your control over your life?
  4. If you fail to do what he says, what do you boast in?
  5. What is James’ conclusion? How does this relate to what he’s been saying?
  6. What is the relationship between these two sections? What is the common issue James is addressing?

Application:

  1. What areas of your own life are addressed by James’ instructions?
  2. What do these very specific signs indicate about a person’s heart?
  3. What is the best way to address and stop these specific sins?
  4. What makes these practical instructions uniquely Christian?
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