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The book of Jude is a little letter packed with a lot of huge ideas and a lot of pastoral concern for the importance of a Christ-centered life. We tend to look over this New Testament epistle for a few reasons: First, it’s short—barely a page in some Bibles. Second, it deals with some ideas and themes which are complicated or bizarre (e.g. angels, false prophets, crazy false doctrines). And third, Jude sounds like he’s a little upset. But we should pay a lot of attention to this masterpiece of pastoral care. Jude is a feisty theologian and shepherd who knows his Old Testament and sees Jesus as the master of history. He teaches his besieged community to contend for the faith by holding on to Jesus Christ as Lord.

By: Michael Mauriello