Bible commentators often point out the similarities between Jude’s and Peter’s epistles. Like Jude, Peter often spoke about our common salvation. First Peter 1:3-5 points out that God has given us “new birth” into His family through the person and work of Jesus Christ. Amazingly, by the grace and power of God, our spiritual DNA has changed because we have been born of the Spirit (John 3:5-7; 6:63). Since we are in Jesus Christ, we are part of God’s new creation (2 Cor. 5:17).
We can learn from Jude and Peter’s desire to speak positively of our salvation. What we possess in Christ is intrinsically greater than what the world and false teachers possess to oppose the gospel. Our default mode, therefore, should be one of celebration and rejoicing. We should be eager, as Jude was, to discuss and affirm the salvation we share.
However, sometimes situations arise when we must speak out against people and ideas that oppose the gospel and pose harm to the church, which is another area where we can learn from both Jude and Peter. When the time came to defend, they met the challenge presented by the false teachers (see 2 Pet. 2).
Tips for Teaching This Week’s Session of The Gospel Project for Adults
Every week, Aaron Armstrong and other adult ministry leaders offer guidance to help leaders prepare to lead and teach each session of The Gospel Project for Adults.
Tips for Teaching This Week’s Session of The Gospel Project for Students
Every week, student ministry leaders offer guidance to help leaders prepare to lead and teach each session of The Gospel Project for Students. Listen in as he shares:
- The main point of the session
- Any challenges and opportunities for additional discussion that may arise during this session
- Encouragements for leaders
A Final Reminder
Don’t forget, you can find tools to help you prepare and lead the discussion in the Additional Resources for this volume. We hope these are a blessing to you as you walk through this session together.
*This week’s leader devotional is written by Cas Monaco. It is adapted from the daily devotions for Unit 35, Session 5 from The Gospel Project for Adults’ Daily Discipleship Guide.