Jude vv.20-21

Tonight we will be reading through the book of Jude.  One of the great theological virtues of Jude is his invocation of the Trinity in verses 20-21. The word “Trinity” is not mentioned in Scripture and is only coined near the end of the second century in the treatise, Against Praxeas by Tertullian (160-220). There are only a few places in the New Testament where the Trinity is explicitly mentioned – the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20, Paul’s benediction in 2 Corinthians 13:14, and Paul’s statement of unity in Ephesians 4:1-7. Jude is one of those few places. Of note, Jude’s understanding of the unique role of each of the three persons is similar to that of Paul. God is love, Jesus is grace and mercy, and the Holy Spirit builds up the fellowship.

SCHEDULE: November 20 is our Small Group Thanksgiving Dinner and Celebration. Fr. Rob Donahue will be presiding. This is R.S.V.P. only due to seating requirements. Please let me know if you are joining us and if you wish to bring something. 

Dinner is at 6. The menu is baked potato bar. Discussion about 6:45. Hope to see you here.

I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them:
1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy.
2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against.
3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.

John Wesley – October 6, 1774

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