"But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life." Jude 3:20-21 ESV
From Pastor Steve's teaching sermon on the epistle of Jude, we are able to grasp Jude's strategy to push back against the narcissism and biblical illiteracy of his time. The same issues prevail in the Church today, and we do well to heed his apostolic instructions.
Using a true apostolic alternative to false teaching, Jude shows that God is the one who “keeps” us—he preserves us Christians in his love; a love that brings joy that far surpasses any temporary pleasures (Jude 1, 21, 24). In one sense we keep ourselves faithful, “contending for the faith” (Jude 3; 20–21); at the same time, we know that it is God who keeps us faithful (Jude 24). This discovery gives us the ability to be merciful to those who doubt—to extend to them the offer that God wishes to rescue them, no matter where they currently stand within the spectrum of faith (Jude 22–23). We can take a stand—in the realization that it is ultimately Christ who gives us the strength to stand; everything is in his mercy.
To catch up on this profound teaching from Jude, the half-brother of Jesus and James, as well as a leader in the Jerusalem church, you can download the sermon notes on the home page. Just click on "Notes" for a .pdf download. You can also watch the Jude sermon series on YouTube HERE.
Have you been searching online using the phrase Bible churches near me? Or Bible teaching church near me? If so, we are so glad you found us! Reunion Church is committed to accurate, in-context Bible teaching, as well as training the believers who attend our church how to become dedicated students of God's Word and then disciples that are courageous enough to apply it to our lives.
You can watch us via live stream on Sunday mornings at 10:30am to check out Senior Pastor Steve Isaac's teaching from the Book of Jude. We live stream from YouTube.
We have in-depth discipleship classes on Sunday mornings at 9 am for those who are fairly new in their faith, and those who want to further equip themselves to serve God's people. We also have Community Care Groups that meet in various locations around the Valley, so when you search Bible churches near me or Bible teaching church near me, you will probably discover one of our care groups close to you. You can find out more our discipleship classes and community care groups HERE.
Reunion Church is a non-denominational Christian church located just east of the 101 Freeway and Cactus Rd in Peoria, Arizona. You can reach out to us with questions at email@example.com or call us Mon. - Fri. from 9 am to 12 pm at 623-979-5465.