20 But you, dear friends, as you build yourselves up in your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting expectantly for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ for eternal life. 22 Have mercy on those who waver; 23 save others by snatching them from the fire; have mercy on others but with fear, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh. 24 Now to him who is able to protect you from stumbling and to make you stand in the presence of his glory, without blemish and with great joy, 25 to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority before all time, now and forever. Amen. – Jude 1:20-25
Growing Leaders We Need
by Michael Munson
Jude wrote to motivate Christians everywhere to take action. He wanted them to recognize the dangers of false teachings, to protect themselves and other believers, and to win back those who had already been deceived. Jude wanted us to pray in the Holy Spirit, to keep ourselves in God’s love, and to have effective witnessing, saving people from God’s judgment.
How would this Scripture be viewed in life today? Leaders are needed everywhere, from being the leader of families or households to being leaders in careers. Christian leaders are needed the most in today’s world in the church and outside of the church. Staying close to God and using the Holy Spirit to guide our way through this sinful world is paramount to growing our faith. God calls us to make disciples of men. People all around us need to be discipled.
- What actions are needed to make disciples?
- What can we as Christians do to stay close to God?
- What obstacles could be preventing you from sharing the gospel with someone?
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