Jude 25 / The Eternal Saving God (Sermon notes and Audio)

Posted on February 15, 2013

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This is the thirteenth in an series of verse-by-verse expositions of the book of Jude. This message was delivered at Hillcrest Baptist Church on the evening of February 10, 2013. This message deals with some of the attributes of God, as listed in Jude 25. This post contains an audio recording of the sermon, plus my sermon notes. Please note that the notes are not a full transcript. To get the entire message, you’ll need to listen to the Audio.

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Jude 25

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Jude 25 / The Eternal Saving God

God is by nature a saving God, unlike the reluctant and indifferent false gods of human and demon invention.

“alone” – Whatever the false teachers may say, there is only one God and Savior

It stands that God the Father and Jesus must be one, if we are to understand God as savior, and Jesus as the one who did the work of salvation.

John 1:1, 14

John 10:30

It was Jesus who paid the ransom for our souls.

1 Timothy 2:5-6

Jesus made it clear that He is the only means of salvation.

John 14:6

Acts 4:12

This one true God, the author of our salvation is the only one who can be considered wise, because true wisdom only comes from Him.

He can give you the wisdom you need to live your life to the glory of God.

The false teachers boasted of their special knowledge, but they lacked spiritual wisdom.

God gives wisdom to those who ask Him, provided they are sincerely willing to obey Him.

James 1:5

If Christians would seek the wisdom of God in the Word of God, they would not stumble into the traps of the false teachers, but would walk to please the Lord

Col. 1:9–10

We would do well to embrace God’s wisdom, so that we can live to His glory.

Living to God’s glory is no small thing, for God’s glory is great.

Exodus 33:18-23

Revelation 15:8

God’s glory is so great that no one will be able to enter the temple in heaven, and God’s great glory stems from His majesty.

Majesty speaks to God’s greatness and magnificence.

Psalm 93:1

Psalm 104:1

His majesty demands our worship.

Psalm 96:9

Psalm 99:5

His majesty is due to the fact that He has dominion. He is the Creator, He has ownership!

Dominion would be a natural attribute of God, since He is the all powerful creator. Likewise, when He created man in His image, man was given dominion over his realm, the earth.

Genesis 1:26

Dominion denotes authority and power. Likewise, God has authority over all, even those who don’t believe.

His dominion means that He has power. Obviously, if God can create the entire universe from nothing, He has power. In fact, He has all power.

God’s is a power that will never fade. The phrase “both now and forever” denotes eternity.

God is the great I am.

Exodus 3:14

Before any creation, God is

Before time existed, God is

4000 years ago, God is

Right now, God is

100 years from now, God is

When time ceases to exist, God is

He simply exists

Revelation 1:11

“first and the last” in Greek is in a tense which is instantaneous. It means both at once. At exactly the same instant, He is first and last. He is eternal, and so is His power.

This is the God we can glory in.

This is the God we can take joy in.

This is the God in whom we have hope.

This is the God who reached out to us, while we were yet sinners.

This is God who is worthy of all honor and praise.

This is the God we can place our faith in.

This is who we should worship, follow and love!

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