How to Contend

Abbotsford – May 13, Jude 20-23

  1. In Jude 1, we are told that Christians are those who are “kept” in the love of God, but in Jude 21, we are urged to “keep ourselves” in the love of God. What gives? Which is it? How can these work together?
  2. What does Jude 20-21 say will help us to keep ourselves in the love of God?
  3. Describe some examples of things that you currently do or could do to “build yourselves up in your most holy faith.”

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False Teachers Pt 2

Mission – May 6, Jude 14-19

  1. In what ways do false teachers grumble against the Word of God?
  2. How should we respond when we see Bible teachers justifying their sin or refusing to acknowledge that how they live is sinful?
  3. Why would Jude need to remind his readers about the future of false teachers?

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Beware of the Ungodly

Abbotsford – May 6, Jude 14-19

  1. What motivates false teachers according to Jude :18-19?
  2. Jim Jones was motivated by sex and control. What do you see as the motivation for false teaching in our culture today?
  3. Read 1 Corinthians 13:1-3. What does the Apostle Paul say should be the motivation to serve?

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Our Vision for Northview

Abbotsford – April 29 2018

  1. What is the mission of the church?
  2. What does the church exist to do?
  3. What were the marching orders Jesus gave to us (Matthew 28:18-20)?

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False Teachers

Mission – April 22, Jude 5-13

  1. In these three verses, Jude highlights three scenarios from biblical history to support what he says in verse 4 … “who long ago were designated for this condemnation.”
    Consider each scenario:

    • Read verse 5. How did God deal with unbelieving Israel in the wilderness? (See Numbers 14:26-35; Deuteronomy 1:26-36)
    • Read verse 6. How did God deal with rebellious angels? (See Genesis 6:1-4; 2 Peter 2:4)
    • Read verse 7. How did God deal with Sodom and Gomorrah? (See Genesis 19:1-29)

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Six Characteristics Of False Teachers

Abbotsford – April 22, Jude 5-13

  1. How important is it for those who profess faith in Jesus to continue believing in him until they die? What’s at stake if they turn away? What was at stake for Israel when they turned away from God’s Word, refusing to enter the Promised Land?
  2. Does the danger in falling away from belief in Jesus frighten you? Why or why not? How should we respond to a warning like what’s in Jude 5?
  3. What’s the point in the three stories that Jude puts together in verses 5-7? What is he trying to emphasize?

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Contend

Mission – April 15, Jude 3-4

  1. Jude was eager to write to his audience about their common salvation. What is this “common salvation” he’s referring to?
  2. There’s an appeal in verse 3 for Christians to “contend for the faith that was once delivered to the saint”. What does Jude mean by “contend”?
  3. These chosen, loved and kept christians (Jude 1), are to contend “for the faith”? Define “the faith” Jude refers to in this verse.

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Contend

Abbotsford – April 15, Jude 3-4

  1. What are the dangers of confronting false teaching? What are the dangers in not confronting it?
  2. How comfortable are you with the idea of confronting false teaching in the church? Do you cringe when a pastor does it? What makes you cringe? Or are you excited when a pastor does it? If so, why?
  3. How do you tell if a false teacher is false?

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Jude 1-2

Mission – April 8, Jude 1-2

  1. Why would Jude choose to introduce himself as a bond-servant of Jesus Christ?
  2. What would it take for you to submit to a sibling as their bond-servant?
  3. What does it mean for you to be a bond-servant of Jesus Christ?

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