Sunday, February 3, 2013


Lesson 1

Contending For The Faith

Jude 1-10


1. Who is the stated author of the epistle?
2. Why may the name of Judas have been shortened or contracted to Jude?
3. What relationship with Jesus is stated?
4. Does this relationship make it impossible that he could also be the physical half-brother of Jesus?
5. What is the stated relationship with James?
6. To which James is this reference most likely referring?
7. What are the three ways in which Jude identifies his readers as Christians?
8. Why does a Christian, who is already preserved in Jesus Christ, need mercy?
9. Why is “peace” a real need among Christians?
10. What does the text mean when it refers to our salvation as the “common” salvation?
11. What, in Jude 3, indicates that Jude changed his mind about the subject of his letter?
12. Put the expression “once for all delivered” into your own words.
13. Who are the “saints”?
14. In your own words, state why Jude is warning to contend earnestly for the faith.
15. What does the word “crept” indicate as to the manner in which the men came?
16. In verse 4, there are three words that describe the man Jesus (compare it in the ASV of 1901). What are they?
17. In verse 4, there are three words that describe these condemned men. What are these three words?
18. In verse 5, why is Jude asking them to remember something?
19. Does Jude mean they knew everything that God knows? All of what things did they know?
20. Two great facts about the Israelites are mentioned in verse 5. What are they?
21. God knew before that most of the Israelites would not believe. Why did He wait until afterwards to destroy them?
22. How was the unbelief of the Israelites demonstrated?
23. What does this imply concerning belief?
24. To what angels is Jude referring in verse 6?
25. Does verse 7 say, or even indicate, that angels have committed fornication with people?
26. In what way could the rebellion of the angels against God be termed “going after strange flesh”? (Note the expression “like manner”)
27. To what must “eternal fire” refer?
28. Why did Michael dare not rail and accuse the devil in verse 9? What would have been wrong with his doing so?
29. No Old Testament passage tells of such a dispute as seen in verse 9. Does this mean that Jude is in error in referring to such a dispute? Why so or why not?
30. Is it necessary to find some written or secular source for everything that Jude wrote?

Multiple Choice: Underline the correct answer

1. Jude means: (A) a prince who prevails with God; (B) Saviour;   (C) renowned; (D) exalted father.

2. The only Biblically named angels among God’s created beings in heaven are: (A) Uriel and Raphael; (B) Michael and Gabriel; (C) Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Raphael; (D) Castor and Pollux.

Scripture Fill-In: Only one word require in each blank (uses KJV)

1. “___________, the ___________ of Jesus Christ, and ________ of James, to them that are ___________ by God the _________, and ___________ in Jesus ___________, and ___________:”

2. “___________, when I gave all ___________ to write unto you of the ___________   ___________, it was needful for me to write unto you, and ___________ you that ye should ___________   ___________  for the ___________ which was once ___________ unto the ___________.”

3. “And the ___________ which ___________ not their first ___________, but left their own ___________, he hath ___________ in everlasting ___________ under darkness unto the ___________ of the ___________   ___________.”

4. “Even as ___________ and ___________, and the cities about them in ___________   ___________, giving themselves over to ___________, and going after ___________   ___________, are set forth for an ___________, suffering the ___________ of ___________   ___________.”

5. “Yet ___________ the ___________, when ___________ with the devil he ___________ about the body of ___________, durst not bring against him a ___________   ___________, but said, The ___________   ___________ thee.”

True or False: Put either a “T” or “F” in the blanks

_____ 1. Jude, like all other New Testament penmen, was a lover of titles and wore more than his rightful share of the same.

_____ 2. Introductory matters are of little concern either to speakers or writers.

_____ 3. God is active in man’s conversion and sanctification while man is totally and helplessly passive.

_____ 4. Jude’s use of “the faith” in Jude 3 means the same as the gospel of the soul saving system of truth.

_____ 5. Of all who left Egypt under Moses only Joshua and Caleb failed to enter earthly Canaan.

_____ 6. God destroyed a full quartet of Jordan Valley cities in Abraham’s era.

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