Resources from Jude

The Common Salvation

Apr 10 JUDE says, “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you.” The apostle did not write for writing’s sake, and in this he sets us an example: we are not to speak for speaking’s sake, nor even to preach for preaching’s sake. When we take upon us to write concerning divine things it ought to be...

Jude 3

A Weighty Charge

Mar 26 JUDE gives a very terrible picture of what will happen in the last days. He describes apostates, and paints them in the blackest colours, and he then informs us that there will come in the last time mockers, and with them separatists and sensualists, all of whom will assail the church of the living God. It was very natural that after foretelling our adversaries and describing them, and so bidding...

Jude :21

Spots in Our Feasts of Charity

Feb 22 WHEN the church of God is extending her bounds rapidly, it is of the utmost importance that the growth should be real and permanent. If the walls of Zion are being builded quickly, the master builders should keep an anxious eye upon the workmanship, lest the stones should be put together with untempered mortar, and therefore the whole erection should by-and-by come to the ground. We desire not to grow...

Jude 12

Praying in the Holy Ghost

Nov 4 THESE words occur in a passage where the apostle is indicating the contrast between the ungodly and the godly. The ungodly are mocking, speaking great swelling words, and walking after their ungodly lusts, while the righteous are building up themselves in their most holy faith, and keeping themselves in the love of God. The ungodly are showing the venom of their hearts by mourning and complaining, while the righteous are...

Jude 20

Christians Kept in the Time and Glorified in Eternity

Jan 1 OMITTING all preface, it will be well to observe in what state of mind Jude was when he penned this Doxology, what had been his previous meditations, and when we have done so, we will endeavour to come directly to the text, and observe what mercies he sums up in it, and what praise is due from us to him of whom he thus speaks.       I. Then, UNDER...

Jude 24-25

Threefold Sanctification

Feb 9      MARK, beloved, the union of the Three Divine Persons in all their gracious acts. We believe that there is one God, and although we rejoice to recognize the Trinity, yet it is ever most distinctly a Trinity in Unity, Our watch-word still is — “Hear O Israel, the LORD our God is one LORD. HOW unwisely do those young believers talk, who make preferences in the Persons of...

Jude 1

The Holy Spirit and the One Church

Dec 13 When a farmer comes to thrash out his wheat, and get it ready for the market there are two things that he desires—that there may be plenty of it, of the right sort, and that when he takes it to market, he may be able to carry a clean sample there. He does not look upon the quantity alone; for what is the chaff to the wheat? He would rather have...

Jude 1:19