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Imagine growing up with Jesus as your brother. You saw him up close and personal.

I think you have a surprisingly good perspective on who he is. So, what does Jude, brother of James and Jesus have to say? What are the key ideas from Jude?

  1. He is a slave to Jesus the Messiah.
  2. He knows the love of God.
  3. He has been called by Jesus to serve.
  4. He is being kept safe by Jesus.
  5. Knowing the way of Jesus, he sees the power of relaxing.
  6. He knows everything is going to be okay.
  7. Since Jesus is our Master and in control, he suggests that we rest.
  8. He suggests we open our hearts.
  9. Love is on its way and will see us through to the end.

Jude, a slave of Jesus the Messiah and brother of James, To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus the Messiah: May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. [1]

Source: Jude:1-2

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What does the teachings of Jesus tell us about peace? In Romans 12:18, Paul exhorts, “If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.” What a perfect example of my role in the fruit of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23. I am to submit my will to God’s leading and my actions to God’s Word, but the actual results are up to Him.

Only God can create peace through the work of the Holy Spirit.

  • Acts 10:36  — The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus the Messiah (He is Master of all).
  • John 16:33  — “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
  • John 14:23–27  — Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me. These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”
  • John 15:3  — “You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.”

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[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Jud 1–2.