The Believer's Security Blanket

Jude 1-4

Adrian Rogers

Sermon Overview

Scripture Passage: Jude 1-4

The Book of Jude warns us of the apostasy that will take place in the Last Days, in which many will turn away from the faith. But we do not have to live in fear of losing our salvation.

This book can be seen as a believer’s security blanket in dark days.

Jude 4 says, “For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.”

In the face of apostasy, Jude urges us to remember the completeness of our faith.

There are no additions or corrections to be made to the Gospel.

We must also remember the correctness of our faith.

Sometimes, we can be certain of something, but still be wrong. This is why we must continually study God’s Word for direction.

This faith has been committed to us. We are stewards of it, expected to speak up and contend for it.

If we want to know we are secure in our faith as we watch others fall away, we must remember God’s sovereign purpose.

We are called: summoned by the King of kings to be saved.

Adrian Rogers says, “Our salvation did not begin with us; it began with God. If it began with you, you might lose it; but since it began with God, you can never lose it.”

God foreknows, therefore He calls and justifies; those He justifies, He glorifies. If you have truly been called, this work He has done cannot be undone.

We are God’s special people; God loves the lost, but the saved are His beloved. We are secure in God’s perfect love.

Adrian Rogers says, “There is nothing that can separate you from the Love of God. Nothing you can do to make Him love you more, nothing you can do to make Him love you less.”

Finally, we must remember God’s strong power, which preserves us.

We cannot be lost by God; we are in good hands. Our Father keeps our salvation and preserves us by the blood of Jesus Christ.

Apply it to your life

If you are a believer, you do not have to live in fear that God will let you go. You are called, beloved, and preserved by Jesus. Tell someone about your security in Jesus Christ today.