Building Up the Body of Christ
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
May 13, 2018
Central Passage
Jude 1:17-25
Subject
AM Sermon
Description

INTRODUCTION:

           A.         The church is to build itself up in faith; Jude 1:20

                       1.          Faith must be steadfast in word and deed; I Corinthians 15:58; James 2:1, 17

                       2. Without genuine love and devotion God will not bless the efforts of man; Jude 1:21; I John 3:18

           B.         Our study “Building Up The Body Of Christ”

I.         GENUINE LOVE IS SEEN THROUGH ZEALOUS ACTION:

            A.       Christians are redeemed (saved) to live a zealous life; Romans 12:11

                       1.         Paul in his letter to Titus wrote; Titus 2:14

                       2.         The zeal of Jeremiah was such that he could not hold back; Jeremiah 20:9

           B.        God wants His people to be on fire (zealous); Revelation 3:15-16

II.        GENUINE CONCERN AND CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER: Jude 1:21-23

          A.         A heart that reaches out to those in need; James 2:14-17

                      1.        Israel was taught; Deuteronomy 15:7

                      2.        The writer stated in Proverbs 22:9

                      3.         Jesus taught; Matthew 10:42

          B.          Honest desire to save the lost; Jude 1:22-23

                       1.       The writer of Proverbs stated; Proverbs 11:30

                       2.       The child of God must not hold back in sharing the message of Christ; Acts 18:9; II Timothy 4:2

                       3.       Perhaps one of our hardest tasks is to share the message with our own families; Mark 5:18-19

III.         GIVE GOD THE GLORY IN ALL YOU DO:

          A.         Jude wrote; Jude 1:25

          B.         God will reward those who honor (obey) Him:

                      1.       He will keep them from falling; Jude 1: 24a

                      2.       He will present them faultless before God; Jude 1:24b

                      3.      These will not lose their reward; Matthew 10:42

CONCLUSION:

          A.         If the church is to grow, we must be like Christ; Philippians 2:5-8

          B.          We must do the work and let God give the increase; I Corinthians 3:7