Some Will Be Surprised At The: • Reality
Reality of Judgment • Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, • Acts 17:31 because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness …
Reality of Judgment John 5:28-29 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice 29 and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.
Reality of Judgment • The Widow’s son – Luke 7:11-16 • The Daughter of Jairus – Mark 5:22-24 • Lazarus – John 11:1-46 • John 10:17-18 “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. 18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.” • 1 Corinthians 15:3-8
The Reality of Judgment • 2 Peter 1:16 For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. • 1 John 1:1-3 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— 2 the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us— 3 that which we have seen and heard we declare to you,
The Reality of Judgment • Dorcas – Acts 9:36-43 • Eutychus – Acts 20:9-12 • Mark 16:20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.
Some Will Be Surprised At The: • Reality • Judge
The Judge • Matthew 25:31-32 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. • John 5:22 For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, • John 5:27 and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man.
The Judge • Acts 10:36, 42 36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all—…42 And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. • Acts 17:31 because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.” • Romans 2:16 in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ,
The Judge Philippians 2:9-11 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Some Will Be Surprised At The: • Reality • Judge • Time
Time of Judgment Matthew 24:42-44 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
Time of Judgment Luke 12:35-40 “Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning; 36 and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately. 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. 38 And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 40 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”
Some Will Be Surprised At The: • Reality • Judge • Time • Standard
The Standard of Judgment • John 12:48 He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. • Romans 2:16 in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.
Some Will Be Surprised At The: • Reality • Judge • Time • Standard • Basis
The Basis of Judgment • 2 Corinthians 5:9-10 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. • Romans 2:6 who “will render to each one according to his deeds
The Basis of Judgment • 1 Peter 1:17 And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; • Galatians 6:7-9 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. 9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
The Basis of Judgment “We take the position that a Christian’s sins do not damn his soul. The way a Christian lives, what he says, his character, his conduct, or his attitude toward other people have nothing whatever to do with the salvation of his soul.” “All the prayers a man may pray, all the Bible he may read, all the churches he may belong to, all the services he may attend, all the sermons he may practice, all the debts he may pay, all the laws he may keep, all the ordinances he may observe, all the benevolent acts he may perform will not make his soul one whit safer; and all the sins he may commit, from idolatry to murder, will not make his soul in any more danger.” “The way a man lives has nothing whatever to do with the salvation of his soul.” (Sam Morris, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Stamford, Texas)
Some Will Be Surprised At The: • Reality • Judge • Time • Standard • Basis • Sad Fact
The Sad Facts of Judgment • Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. • John 8:51 Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death.”
Are You Ready For That Day? • Believe – John 8:24 • Repent – Luke 13:3 • Confess – Romans 10:10 • Be Baptized – Mark 16:16 • Be Faithful – Luke 9:62