Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hey Jude: Identity (First in Jude series)

(My notes from Sunday night's sermon from Dr. Chris Craig, FBC Ruston)

Author of Jude is the (half) brother of Jesus

v. 1: Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James,
To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ:


1. A slave for Jesus
W.A. Tozer: To live as a Christian means to 'live with an eternal preoccupation with God."

2. A called people
invited to be His own
The christian should never have esteem issues; God calls you His child.

3. Loved by God the Father
It's not about how I feel; God loves me regardless of how i FEEL

4. Kept Eternally Safe
kept = guarded, by Christ and the Father
John 10: 28-29 "...no one can snatch them out of my hand..."

Don't let anyone diminish your identity in Christ