Jude 17-23 (NIV)
17But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. 18They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” 19These are the men who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.
20But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. 21Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
22Be merciful to those who doubt; 23snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.
II. Expect Strong Ridicule: Your Challenge
a. Remember The Word of the Apostles
i. Warning From The Apostles
ii. Warning For The Last Days
b. Recognize The Source Of The Attack
i. Men Who Are Scoffers: Derision
ii. Men Who Cause Friction: Division
iii. Men Who Are Ungodly: Depravity
III. Exercise Spiritual Discipline: Your Defense
a. Bolstering Faith
b. Praying In The Spirit
c. Keeping In Love
d. Hoping In Mercy
IV. Embrace Strategic Outreach: Your Mission
a. Showing Mercy To Doubters
b. Snatching Some From Fire
c. Possessing Fear of God
d. Hating Contact With Sin