Week 1 DAY 2

Week 1 Jude 1:1-4


We will:

  1. Continue LOOKING at Jude in Jude 1:1.
  2. LEARN ‘how‘ to incorporate GODcha’s tools along the way.
  3. LISTEN to God speak to us as we focus on GODcha’s LEARN/LIVE question –


How does Jude identify Himself?

Am I a bond-servant of Jesus Christ?


Open GODcha to the Book of Jude

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Do you remember. . .

Why Jude Wrote This Letter? 

Understand, everything that Jude wrote in his letter points back to the purpose.

The Purpose Was To:

1. Warn and expose certain persons, ungodly, who have crept into the church.

2. Encourage the called, beloved, and kept to contend for the faith.

Let’s Begin With Prayer

And Continue With an Attitude of Prayer

Perhaps. . .

Oh Lord,we come perhaps with hurried hearts and minds. As we open up what is right at our fingertips, please wipe away distractions and ease concerns that might be choking out our love for You and Your Word.  Please help us to see Your Truth. Make us understand the way of Your precepts, so we will meditate on You, Your Word, Your wonders and ways! Thank you!

If you get STUCK at any point in your discovery, stop, and pray!

GOD, your Creator, loves you and desires to reveal much to you.


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 Read this letter from God, written by Jude, as if it was written to you.

Because It Was! 

Now READ Taking Small Bites

This Narrows Your Focus

Jude is broken down into paragraphs:






TIP: In your hardbound Bibles Paragraphs are designated by:

– an indentation;

– a paragraph symbol; and/or

– a bold face number.

Now LEARN to READ With Purpose 

Have you ever read something, and 5 minutes later you couldn’t remember what you read?

Learning to read with a purpose will change that!

We Always Want to Consider:

Who is speaking; and to whom?

What is happening?

Where is it happening?

When is it happening?

Why is it happening or, why did it happen?

How did it happen?

Asking Questions Helps You


  1. See the complete picture;
  2. See how everything relates to one another; and
  3. Remember what you read.

This is the most critical skill to learn in order to see God’s Word accurately!

Let’s Give It a Try!

Read the 1st 2 paragraphs, Jude 1:1-4.

As you do, ask the who, what, where, when, why and how questions.

And because this was the hardest skill for me to learn, I have done it for you hoping it will teach you how to do this.

This is the most critical skill you can learn!

Help Reading Jude 1:1-4>

Now Focus 

 Read Jude 1:1

Asking the who, what, where, when, why and how questions.

Introducing Key Words

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 Key Words

GODcha Will Give You Some Suggestions

Like a KEY – they unlock’ the meaning to what God is saying.

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What is key about Jude in this verse?

Jude is a  Bond-servant.

Let’s LOOK At 

Bond-Servant of Jesus Christ

Do you know what ‘bond-servant‘ means?


Introducing GODcha’s Dictionary

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Tap on bond-servant’ in your Bible. 

Do you see the definition pop open?

BOND-SERVANT doúlosmeaning a slaveservant; involuntary or voluntary; implies obedience and devotion.


NOTE: Take what you have learned back to the text, to see what it means in its CONTEXT.

Jude, a bond-servant [a slave, a servant, who is obedient and devoted] of Jesus Christ.

TIP: I would encourage you to note this above bond-servant’ in your hardbound Bibles.

Let the Holy Spirit

Take you beyond just reading a word and passing right by it.

Don’t just glance at the Word.


THINK About the Definition!

What does it mean to be a:



obedient, and


Do a quick search of these words using either:

1. GODcha’s Word Search, then  Dictionary. 

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2. Even Webster’s Dictionary might give you some insight. 

What Did You LEARN 


Act 17:11

What do you NOW know God ‘means’ when Jude refers to himself as a ‘bond-servant’?

We Can Conclude Jude Is:

1A Slave

  • He is not his own, he is the property of his Masters.
  • He is dependent upon his Masters, God and Jesus.

2A Servant

  • He performs duties for God and Jesus.
  • He is a helpful supporter, follower of God and Jesus.


  • He is willing to SUBMIT to his Masters’ authority and obey.


  • He is dedicated, committed, loyal, faithful to God and Jesus.
  • He gives a large part of his time and resources to God and the Lord Jesus.

We Can Conclude: 

Jesus is Jude’s Master.

If Master – He is calling the shots in his life.


Are you amazed at what ALL God showed you? 

Doesn’t God’s Word come alive and take on a whole new meaning?




Introducing Cross References

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 Cross References (aka CR)

God’s Uses Truth to Explain Truth

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What else do you learn about a bond-servant?

What does a BS do and not do?

What is true about a BS?

Who was a BS?

Exo 21:5-6

Mat 6:24; 16:24

1Co 7:22

Eph 6:6

Rom 6:22

Deut 34:5

Jos 24:29

2Sa 3:18

Rom 1:1

What Did You LEARN 

Sum It Up!

A Bond-servant:  

Loved his master;

Was a freed slave, but;

Chose to stay with his master;

Thus, was devoted to his master; and

Would serve his master permanently.

A Bond-servant:

Cannot serve 2 masters.

Dies to self, takes up their cross, and follows Jesus.

Does God’s will from the heart.

Is freed from sin and enslaved to God.

Moses, Joshua, David, and Paul were bond-servants.

Take Another LOOK 

 Read Verse 1 Again

Asking the who, what, where, when, why and how questions.


 Are There any More Key Words?

Remember, like a KEY – they unlock’ the meaning to what God is saying.

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Does GODcha have a suggestion?

Who is Jude a bond-servant of?

This is key.

NOTE: Because we come to the Word to know and understand our Almighty God

‘God the Father’,

‘God the Son’, and

‘God the Holy Spirit’ are always Key!

TIP: I would strongly recommend you begin a LIST on Jesus and God!


 Word Meanings

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Jesus Christ is just a tap away!

JESUS, Iēsoústransliterated from the Hebr. Yēshū‘a, Jehovah. Jesus means Savior.

CHRISTChristós; anointed, the Messiah.


NOTE: Take what you have learned back to the text, to see what it means in its CONTEXT.

Jude, a bond-servant [a slave, a servant, who is obedient and devoted] of Jesus [Savior] Christ [the anointed One, the Messiah].

TIP: I would encourage you to note this in your hardbound Bibles.

This will become a habit and help you remember!

 Do Some Cross Referencing, (aka CR)

Remember God Uses Truth to Explain Truth

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As you check out these Truths – ask the 5W and H questions.

Why is Jude, who had denied Jesus, willing to be a bond-servant, a slave, of Jesus Christ?

What was written that Jesus fulfilled?

Mic 5:2; Mat 2:1, 4-6

Isa 7:14; Mat 1:22-24

Joh 1:41-43;

Joh 20:30-31

Luk 24:44-47

Act 2:36

1Ti 2:5

What Did You LEARN

THINK about what God just revealed to you!

There is One Lord and Savior – Jesus!

Jesus is Christ the Messiah!

Jesus fulfilled Scripture – what was written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms.

Born in Bethlehem, of a virgin.

He is Immanuel, Who is God with us!

He suffered, rose from the dead on the 3rd day, that repentance for forgiveness of sins be proclaimed.

Jesus is:

Master, Lord!

The Son of God.

The only Mediator between God and men.

What Did You Discover

Bring It All Together

1. What does it mean to be a bond-servant?

2. Why was Jude willing to be a slave of Jesus Christ?

2. Can you explain these Truths to someone else?

LISTEN to God Speak

And LIVE it out!

God Talks – We LISTEN!

We Talk – He LISTENS!

Oh, This is The Most Amazing Part of Your Journey!

Take what God stirs your heart about; what you learn. . .

And turn it into a personal question(s).

Engage With God > 

Our Focus Is on Jude A

Bond-servant of Jesus Christ’

What might God be saying, asking you personally?


GODcha’s #1 LIVE Question(s) in the Deeper Discovery Might Help!

Am I a bond-servant of Jesus?

How am I serving the Lord, and living for Him?

Perhaps God is saying more. . .

Is Jesus truly my Master and Lord, and I am no longer my own? 

If yes, what does this look like in my life? 

-Am I living independently, or dependently, upon Jesus, who is God?

-Am I calling the shots in my life, or letting God? How so?

-What must I do to break that independence and live dependently upon God and Jesus?

How am I serving the Lord and living for Him?

What must I do to die to self?

What gives evidence that I am devoted to Jesus Christ?

Am I willing to submit and obey Jesus, no matter what?

Respond to Him. . . LIVE it out!

Now We Don’t Just LISTEN,

But, We Speak to God!

Now You Talk to Him>

This is the Fellowship and Relationship the Lord Desires!

Now Understand – This is a Time To:

Be cleansed by the Word –

A time for confession and repentance;

Concentrate and understand;

Be encouraged;

Be comforted;

Praise and thank God.

And if you let what you hear, affect how you LIVE, you will be transformed!

Go Ahead, Let That Intimacy Begin

Talk with God:

the Father, who loves and cares for you, and

His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for you!

Chat with Him about these Truths!

Enjoy that constant, conscience, communion with God today.

NOTE Your Discovery!

Video Tutorial>  Notes Tutorial >

Put the Definitions and CR in your Notes.

Don’t forget to jot it all down in your Hardbound Bibles.

To Help You Remember –

– Just memorize the 3 S’s for bond-servant,

– And the Holy Spirit will bring all that entails to your recall!

Also enter the personal things God has touched you with. 

That’s It For Today!

THINK: What a blessing and privilege to to be a slave of the Lord Jesus Christ, the perfect Master, who:

loves us, (Joh 3:16);

made us sons and daughters, (Gal 3:26)

provides for our every need, (Phil 4:19);

protects us, (2Th 3:3);

and will never leave us or forsake us, (Heb 13:5).

Chat with the Lord! He so loves you!

Let’s Bow Before the Father

FATHER GOD, we offer praise to You today, for Your goodness and greatness. We thank you for Your Word, and for this faithful servant who wrote this letter to encourage and warn us. How wonderful to meet this man Jude, who was Your half-brother and did not believe You, Jesus! Yet now, he is telling us he is a servant of Yours. Help us to pay close attention to what You want us to know and understand about this man, who we know is to be an example to us. Give us ears to hear and eyes to see. Don’t let us miss a thing, Father. Thank you so much. We ask these things in Jesus’ name. Amen!


You have just been introduced to the Inductive Method of Study!

Do you see how much time you spend LOOKING?

  1. Take and read a verse;

2. LOOK for what is Key to that verse; and

3. Investigate what is Key by checking the Word Meanings; and

4. Other Scripture References for better understanding.

It is so easy! And all at your fingertips!

You are off to a great start!

Next: We’ll look at those other key words to understand what it means to be called, beloved and kept.

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