Sunday's sermon has had a great impact on my life. We are so blessed to have a pastor who "teaches" as he preaches... he explains scripture in a way we can all relate to and understand.
To read the Sermon Transcript please click HERE
Today, I am only giving my thoughts on this truth and how it has affected me.
The Bema Seat of Judgment.
2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.
This is our giving an account of what we have done from our time of salvation. This is not the same as the Great White Throne of Judgment in Revelation 20:11-15
11Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. 13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. 14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.15 And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
This is really serious truth.... VERY SERIOUS!
Yet I stand by and see so many people ignore it. Why is that? For me it's like watching a flock of sheep heading to a cliff and they fall to their death... every last one of them! And I can do nothing to stop them.
Some of it falls back to yesterday's subject of excuses. Let me tell you, one day those very same excuses cannot be used anymore.
For me, some of the principles that really have struck my heart are these:
And these are the thought provoking thoughts that I cannot escape, nor do I want to:
Like I said, This is really serious truth.... VERY SERIOUS!