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Summary: final installment on Judgment Series. Link included to Formatted Text Versions, Powerpoints, and Handouts for entire series, inc. "The Great White Throne" and "5 Bible Judgments."

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THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST

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"?

I. ALL WILL BE JUDGED

A. Hebrews 9:27

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

(SOME JUDGMENT FOR EVERYONE)

B. 1 Cor. 4:5

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness…

(WILL HAPPEN WHEN THE LORD COMES)

C. Romans 14:10, 12

But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

(ALL SAVED WILL STAND BEFORE JESUS AND GIVE ACCOUNT OF HIMSELF)

D. 2 Cor. 5:10

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

(WILL RECEIVE FOR GOOD AND BAD)

II. SPECIFICS ON JUDGMENT SEAT

A. 2 Cor. 5:1-3

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. [2] For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: [3] If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.

(IT IS POSSIBLE TO BE CLOTHED IN NEW BODY BUT BE NAKED)

1. Rev. 3:18

I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

2. 1 John 2:28

And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

B. Col. 3:24-25

Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. [25] But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

(RECEIVE FOR WRONG HERE ON EARTH OR IN HEAVEN?)

C. RECEIVE FOR SINS AT JUDGMENT IF UNCONFESSED.

1. 1 Tim. 5:24-25

Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after. [25] Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.

(OPEN=ACKNOWLEDGED, CONFESSED, TAKEN CARE OF BY THE BLOOD, OTHERWISE THEY FOLLOW TO JUDGMENT SEAT AND YOU GIVE AN ACCOUNT FOR THEM.


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Philip Oklu

commented on Sep 12, 2013

A great sermon

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