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2 Peter & Jude: Contend for the Faith (Not Your Average Bible Study)

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Contend for the Faith

What does active faith look like in the midst of struggle? When false teachers threatened the spiritual health of the early church, Jude and Peter urgently called early Christians to faithful lives that demonstrated mercy, love, and wisdom. These books show us what it means to grow in faith and respond to the love that Christ has for us.

In 2 Peter & Jude: Contend for the Faith, John D. Barry and Miles Custis guide you through this letter with practical insights and helpful questions. Perfect for studying with a group or with just your favorite Bible, this Bible study will draw you closer to the gospel.

Not Your Average Bible Study Series

The Not Your Average Bible Study series combines a deep understanding of the biblical text with real-world application that is relevant to our lives today. Drawn from Bible Study Magazine, each volume in this series guides you step-by-step through Scripture, helping you discover powerful insights as you move through the text, digging into the Bible on a whole new level. With discussion and reflection questions, specific prayer suggestions, and ideas for further study, you’ll see how easy it is to apply these lessons to your everyday life. This is not your average Bible study.

Learn more about the other titles in this series.

Top Highlights

“When Jude sat down to compose his letter, he wanted to write about salvation, but felt compelled to caution his audience about false teachers who had slipped into their congregation (v. 3–4).” (Page 5)

“Self-reflection is healthy, but can also be scary—it usually results in serious changes in our lives. When Peter opened his second letter, he didn’t just have change in mind: He wanted to see his audience transform their lives to be more like Christ.” (Page 45)

“False leaders reveal their true selves by their actions. If someone claims to know Jesus but does not act in accordance with the way He instructed us to live, then that person is a false leader—no matter what they claim to know about Him.” (Page 20)

“Peter means that we should work towards living as if we are actually saved—so that our entrance into God’s kingdom will be rich and beautiful.” (Page 49)

“How are greed and misplaced sexual desire related issues? What does this parallel reveal about our own behavior, as well as that of false teachers?” (Page 12)

Product Details

  • Title: 2 Peter & Jude: Contend for the Faith
  • Author: John D. Barry and Miles Custis
  • Series: Not Your Average Bible Study
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 64
  • Format: Logos Digital, Paperback
  • Trim Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781577995487

About the Authors

John D. Barry is the CEO and Founder of Jesus' Economy, a non-profit dedicated to creating jobs and churches in the developing world. He also serves as a missionary with Resurrect Church Movement, the domestic division of Jesus' Economy dedicated to equipping U.S. churches to alleviate poverty and plant churches. John is the general editor of Faithlife Study Bible and Lexham Bible Dictionary. He has authored or edited over 30 books, including The Resurrected Servant in Isaiah, Cutting Ties with Darkness, and the daily devotional Connect the Testaments. John formerly served as founding publisher of Lexham Press and is the former editor-in-chief of Bible Study Magazine. John speaks internationally on engaging the Bible, poverty, and spreading the gospel.

Miles Custis is the author of The End of the Matter: Understanding the Epilogue of Ecclesiastes. He is a Faithlife Study Bible contributing editor, the coauthor of Lexham Bible Guides: Genesis Collection, and the coauthor of the Studies in Faithful Living volumes. In addition, he is a regular Bible Study Magazine and Lexham Bible Dictionary contributor. He holds a Master of Arts in biblical studies from Trinity Western University.


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