Weeding Out Corruption
Text Jude 1-4 (NIV)
(IIA1)Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ (IIA2)and a brother of James,
(IIB1)To those who have been called, (IIB2)who are loved by God the Father (IIB3)and kept by Jesus Christ:
(IIC1)2 Mercy, (IIC2)peace and love be yours in abundance.
(IIIA1)3 Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, (IIIA2)I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. (IIB1a)4 For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. (IIB1b)They are godless men, (IIIB2a)who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality (IIIB2b)and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.
Thematic Sentence: Indulging sin will lead the church into condemnation.