False Teacher:…And I’d like to convince you of my heresy and drag you all down to hell with me.
Group: (various responses of interest)
SBC Host: If it were only that obvious.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Brother in Christ, Josh Peglow fills in at the pulpit to bring us a timely message from the book of Jude:
We must be on guard and “contend earnestly for the faith” because “certain persons have crept in unnoticed.”
He goes on to warn that they will draw many with their engaging personalities, slick style, and ability to turn a phrase… drawing them into a subtle trap of deception, with the sole purpose of leading you away from the pure Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Description: Now that Jude has commanded us to contend earnestly for the faith once for all delivered to the saints, he now gives us the things to do in order to accomplish this task. The tasks he gives are both practical as well as profound. If churches were to follow Jude’s instruction many wouldn’t be in such dire need of reform.
Description: Jude wants to draw a strong connection between the false teachers who have infiltrated the church in his day, to those who are known to have incurred the judgment and wrath of God. These lessons are just as applicable to the modern church as they were to those who worshiped in the first century.
Description: The Apostle John provides us with two anchor points to protect us from falling into the traps of false teachers. We must abide in the apostle’s teaching (biblical truth) and we must abide in the Holy Spirit.
Description: Sometimes familiar words lose their meaning. The word fellowship is like that. We use the word fellowship as an adjective to describe a church event. For instance, a potluck becomes a “fellowship meal” and just hanging out with other believers becomes “fellowshipping”. The term fellowship though is significant in meaning and must be understood within the context of Christ’s fellowship with His people. As Christ is in fellowship with His people, His people are in fellowship with each other. The teaching of and about Christ become the truth upon which our fellowship is based.
In our message today, we see that there are some who have broken fellowship, they have dis-fellowshipped themselves over the truth. John tells the church that those who have left — left because they never were truly in fellowship in the first place.
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