Have you ever doubted the assurance of your salvation? Why?
When this verse tells us that God is able, the greek word for “able” is dunamai, which also means “power”…it’s where we get the english word “dynamite” from. Based on this knowledge, and that God has adopted believers in Christ as His children (Gal. 4:4-7), does that give you confidence that he will keep you from falling away? Why or why not?
Read through Ephesians 1:13-14 together. What is the Holy Spirit given to us as? Is that a comfort to you? Why or why not?
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?
What does Jude 20-21 say will help us to keep ourselves in the love of God?
Describe some examples of things that you currently do or could do to “build yourselves up in your most holy faith.”
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?
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?
What’s the point in the three stories that Jude puts together in verses 5-7? What is he trying to emphasize?