Notes on the Judgment

23 Feb

For the believer in Christ, there will be rewards for some and loss for others. We will stand before the Judgement seat of Christ, to be judged how we lived as a Christian.  2 Corinthians 5:10 says “For we must all appear before the Judgement seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body according to what he has done, whether good or bad.”   This Judgement the bible tells us, it will bring reward for some and loss for others.

For a believer, we are to walk according to His will, and examine ourselves daily. We take responsibility and apply Judging ourselves and obey the Holy Spirit to maintain a good conscious before God. Psalms 139: 23-24 says:  “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anixieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

The Judgement seat of Christ should not be mistaken with the biblical doctrine of Judgtement written of in the bible for unbelievers. All people will some day be Judged, rather a believer or unbeliever the bible tells us. There will be a Judgement of unbelievers called the ‘Great White Throne’ Judgement – Rev 20:11-15  

REWARD OR LOSS FOR BELIEVERS

1 Corinthians 3:11-15

“For no other foundation can anyone lay then that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silbver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward.  If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”

**Notes on Judgement of the Believer: Pt.3

How much truth did we know –

How much opportunity did we have, what did we do with it –

Some never learning the ways of God, not getting to know who God is and what Character and attributes define God.

The Foundation – is Jesus Christ. (That which is lasting and acceptable to God.)

WHAT ARE YOU BUILDING ON THIS FOUNDATION:

1. Attitude

2. Action – putting biblical truths into practical application

3. Motives

    1. The time you spend in His Word

    2. Time spent in prayer

    3. Praying for others, not just yourself

    4. Worship – Time spent alone with Him, talking with Him.)

4. your giving

5. your time

6. your personal testimony (telling others about Him.)

7. helping others

8. Time serving Him

9. Comforting others

10. Your daily work – your talents and skills, how are you using them. Doing your best

11. Forgiving

12. Be Loving – not just an act

13. Be a Godly Parent

14. Be sacrifical – selfless in your giving of time, talents, and work – to God’s Glory

8/26/08

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