October 15, 2023

Glorifying the only God and saviour

Bible Text: Jude 1:24-25 |

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We will wrap up our 5-message series in the Letter of Jude this Sunday with a look at the closing doxology; two verses of high-impact vertical focus. As we have considered the contemporary trend around deconstruction of the faith—something many have done leading to a rejection of Jesus and his gospel—we will be encouraged and exhorted to look to Christ alone for the building material necessary to construct or reconstruct a life founded on a faith that endures. Jude’s concern has been for a first century local church beset by false teaching; a concern that requires vigilance in our day as false teachers influence us through social media and innocent web searches. We must not let our guard down but rather, as Jude wrote, “contend for the faith.”

Series: Deconstructed-Reconstructed (Jude)
Todd Dugard
Message: 5 – Glorifying the only God and Saviour
Harvest Bible Chapel
Text: Jude 1:24-25
October 15, 2023

Doxology – a short hymn, song or poem praising God, sung or said as part of a Christian church service.—Cambridge Dictionary

δόξα (doxa) (Greek) – a manifestation (revealing) of power characterized by glory which causes wonder, amazement.—L&N 76.13

When I build my life on Jesus, I have…… (v. 24)

…present confidence

…future hope

1 Peter 1:19

Romans 8:30

2 Corinthians 3:18

Lasting transformation is a spiritual consequence of “beholding the glory of the Lord” (2 Cor. 3:18). That’s why we’re here: to behold. To set our sights on a higher love. To see who Adam hid from, who the psalmist sang to, who the prophets spoke for, who the disciples walked with, and who Jesus made known.

Jackie Hill Perry, Holier Than Thou

…and unending joy

…because he is… (v. 25)

…the only

John 14:6

Acts 4:12



1 Peter 1:16



Philippians 2:10-11


Deconstruction is a shift from the authority of the Bible (absolute truth) to the authority of self. It is a move from a truth-quest to a happiness-quest.

Alisa Childers; Frank Turek

…and eternal God

…worthy of my devotion and praise.


Holier Than Thou: How God’s Holiness Helps Us Trust Him by Jackie Hill Perry


Addressing Deconstruction in the Church: An Interview with Barnabas Piper and Jason Min

A Diary of Private Prayer by John Baillie


The Valley of Vision - A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions


The Prisoner in the Third Cell


Doctrine and Obedience Are Friends

The Most Dangerous Form of Deconstruction


Another Gospel?: A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity by Alisa Childers and Lee Strobel


The Great Dechurching: Who’s Leaving, Why Are They Going, and What Will It Take to Bring Them Back? by Michael Graham


I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion but Found My Faith by Lecrae


Before You Lose Your Faith: Deconstructing Doubt in the Church


Alisa Childers podcasts

Cross Examined podcasts


Red Pen Logic