Sunday, December 31, 2017

Life Lessons from Jude - Introduction

The character traits you build through the Word are guaranteed to be lasting. The Word of God is the only non-judgmental tool that can be used to build character because it is out to help you not condemn you. The Word of God is that mirror that can be used to self-examine in order to evaluate growth. If you want to know whether or not you are improving in your character traits, use the Word of God as a mirror to make that judgment.

True, stable, quality and lasting change can only come through studying the Word of God and practicing the Word of God. If you want to experience genuine transformation, spend time in the Word. When we experience a character deficiency, we quickly seek the help of counselors. Why not seek help from the counselor instead of a counselor? The Holy Spirit is the best counselor. When you partner with Him on purpose you will be guaranteed a transformed life full of positive character traits.

As we proceed with our studies, we will look at a man called Jude. A man of God who possessed positive character traits. The book of Jude is one of the shortest epistles in the bible. It contains one chapter and twenty-five verses. Yet this chapter is so rich and so full of wisdom. As we study the book of Jude together, I pray that the Lord will open up our ears and eyes to hear and see all that He has for us this season.

The book of Jude is written to Christians. Reminding the church of the need for constant vigilance. Jude refers to himself as a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James.

Father, we thank you for another journey. We pray that you open up our eyes and ears to see and hear all that you have for us this season. As a result, we will grow for your glory and properly represent you wherever we go.
In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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