Summary: One day we believers will have to stand before God.
A priest and a rabbi were standing by the side of the road holding up signs. The
rabbi’s read, "The End is Near!" The priest, on the other side of the road, held
up a sign which read, "Turn before it’s too late!" They planned to hold up their
signs to each passing car. "Get a job." The first driver yelled. The second,
immediately behind the first, yelled, "Leave us alone you religious freaks"!
Shortly, from around the curve, they heard screeching tires and a splash
followed by more screeching tires and another splash. The rabbi looked over at
his companion and said, "Do you think we should try a different sign"? The other
man responded, "Perhaps, ’Bridge Out’ might be better"?
This judgment is not to determine if you make it into heaven or not, a born again christian is already a citizen of Heaven-Eph. 2:19; Phil. 3:20
WE WILL BE JUDGED ON THIS:
HOW WE DELT WITH THE FLESH-1 Cor. 9:25-27
Do you have control over it or does it have control over you?
Someone who’s attractive-Do you stare or turn away?
When someone is rude to you-Do you speak with rudeness back or with kindness?
JUDGMENT FOR OUR LABORS-1 PETER 1:17; Matt. 16:27; Rev. 22:12
WHAT WE HAVE DONE WITH WHAT THE LORD HAS GIVEN US:
MONEY-1 Tim. 6:17-19; Matt. 6:19-21
OUR GIFTS AND ABILITIES-Matt.25:14-30; 1 Peter 4:10
HOW WE TREAT OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST-
Years ago in England, there was a shortage of silver. Someone came to
Cromwell one day and said, “There is no more silver. We can’t mint any coins
until we get some more silver.” It was explained that the only silver that
could be found was in the statutes of the saints found in the Churches.
Cromwell said, “Well, then, melt down the saints and put them into
All the saints are to be in circulation. If you are out of circulation one
day you will have to give an account for why you did not serve God.
WHAT IS THE END RESULT OF THE JUDGMENT?
1 Cor. 3:9-15
James 1:12-Crown of life-For those who cling to Him thru trials.
2 Timothy 4:8-Crown of righteousness-Those longing for the day when we are with him forever!
1 Peter 5:1-4-Crown of glory-To those ministers that have been true.
1 Thess. 2:19-20-Crown of rejoicing-Those ones who have been a blessing to us, and being with them forever.
Rev. 4:10-11-The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne… (IMAGINE NOT HAVING A CROWN TO CAST).
1 Peter 4:17-18-For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?