Lesson 2 of 6
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Outline of Jude

rev. by Matthew L. Skinner (03/2023)

1. Prescript (Jude 1-2)

The writer says who he is, names his audience in the language of their Christian identity, and extends to them a blessing.

2. An Appeal to Contend for the Faith (Jude 3-4)

The letter introduces its core issue: the very essence of the readers’ faith is under attack.

3. Proofs and Arguments against False Teachers (Jude 5-16)

The letter offers its first line of defense: God’s faithful have often been subject to precisely the sort of evil attack that the readers face, and they have prevailed. Examples are cited from the Old Testament (vv. 5-10), from prophecy (vv. 11-13), and from the apocryphal book 1 Enoch (vv. 14-16).

4. An Apostolic Appeal to Resist and Confront False Teachers (Jude 17-23)

The letter names sources of strength amid struggle and bitter conflict.

5. Concluding Doxology (Jude 24-25)

A benediction exhorts readers to look beyond the conflict to the place of strength where their faith situates them.