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Questionable (11) - Questions

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Battle strategy

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Jude 3-4

Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.

Jude 17-25

But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.

But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.

To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

Pastor Karl outlined 4 points from Jude’s passage:

1. Get Your Fight On

How do you see this conflict in and around your life?

2. Stay in God’s Love by…

  • Building Up Your Faith

  • Praying in the Spirit

  • Waiting for Eternal Life

Which of these steps of staying in God’s love is the strongest and weakest for you? What’s an important next step for your to stay in God’s love?

3. Share God’s Love by …

  • Being Patient with Those who Doubt

  • Rescuing Those Headed for Hell

  • Loving Sinners while Fearing/Hating Sin

Jude 22-23 (MSG)

Go easy on those who hesitate in the faith. Go after those who take the wrong way. Be tender with sinners, but not soft on sin. The sin itself stinks to high heaven.

On a scale from 0-10 (0 being stone cold and 10 being red hot) how is your passion for sharing God’s love? How can you practically increase your passion?

Why is it important to remember that Jude tells us to hate sinners’ clothes (actions & deeds), not sinners’ souls and to stay close to sinners while staying away from sin?

4. Trust Your Commanding Officer

Why is the bottom line always trusting the Lord?

How has the Live A Questionable Life sermon series helped you:

  1. Live Bigger Life?

  2. Tell a Better Story?

Where are you at with starting a Dare2Share Team in your sphere of influence? What questions, hesitations or obstacles do you have? How can your group help you?

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A Dare2Share Team starts with 2 to 4 individuals from an office or factory, a school or sports team, an apartment complex or neighborhood who intentionally mix into their sphere of influence to make a difference for Jesus. Specifically, they partner together to live a Prayer-Care-Share life both individually and as a team. 

I double dog dare ya to step out in faith and start a Dare2Share Team and passionately live a Prayer-Care-Share life!
Karl House