Family Devotional 5: Week of: December 13


Sunday Text: Jude verses 11-13

11 Woe to them! For they walked in the way of Cain and abandoned themselves for the sake of gain to Balaam’s error and perished in Korah’s rebellion.

12 These are hidden reefs at your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted;

13 wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever.


When Jude says, “Woe to them!” who is he referring to?


Cain was the son of ____________________ and ____________________ on Genesis 4.  He disobeyed ____________________ and his sacrifice was rejected. Balaam was a pagan ____________________ in Numbers 22-25 hired by the king of ____________________ to curse God’s people Israel.  Korah was an Israelite who led a ____________________ against the leadership ____________________ had established over the nation.

These who go against God are likened to:

  1. ________________________________________
  2. ________________________________________
  3. ________________________________________
  4. ________________________________________
  5. ________________________________________

For those people, the ____________________ and ____________________ of hell has been reserved!


Principle: Planting Seeds

How can one best recognize false teaching?


Knowing God starts when He calls us to salvation.  Read these verses and consider what they mean to your family being saved:

Romans 3:20 – Will our works, what we do save us?


Romans 3:21 –  The righteousness of God is Jesus who fulfilled the law


Romans 3:22 – By faith alone in Christ alone are we saved.


Romans 3:23 – Who has sinned and fallen short?


Romans 3:24- Justified means made right in God’s view.


Submitting your life to Christ alone is the step to being made right in the gift of God’s grace.


Knowing God is rooted in the study of His word.  How can your family practice the study of God’s word this week?


Some big topics were hinted at this week.  Consider for further reading:


Romans 8:27-30, Ephesians 1:3-14, Ephesians 2:1-10, 2 Timothy 1:8-9, John 1:12-13, Romans 6:16-18, Romans 9:10-24, John 6:43-45, Romans 10:10-21, 2 Peter 3:9, John 12:32, Romans 14:10-12