I’m looking forward to gathering with you this Sunday, on what will be an important day. We are in the middle of a series entitled “A Great Commission Reset.” Next Sunday and the week after that, we’ll look at heaven. This Sunday, we examine what is perhaps the most sobering subject in Scripture. It’s called the “Great White Throne” judgment. It is the judgment of all unsaved people in the history of the world. They are judged according to their works and then cast into an eternal lake of fire.
John tells us the “small and the great” will be at this judgment. It reminds us that people of all classes, colors, and creeds will be there. It will include people who refused to believe in God, those who did believe in God, those who trusted in a human work for redemption, those in cults, and those who knew about Jesus. Yet this diverse group has one thing in common – they are not saved.
I have three thoughts about this passage that aren’t in the sermon:
- This is the way God will deal with injustice. You hear of massive atrocities, unpunished crimes, oppression, and victimization of the weak, and the poor. It would be hard to go through life is we believed no justice would ever brought to bear. “’I will repay’, says the Lord.”
- Paul said “examine yourself to see whether you are in the faith.” Nothing is as important as your eternal destiny.
- Ask God to give you a divine encounter to share the gospel with a neighbor.
I believe the days are short. Jesus said His coming would be like the days of Lot. People were “eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. It will be just the same on the day the Son of Man is revealed.”
Tonight at 5 p.m. is our monthly prayer meeting. We will meet in the worship center with social distancing. We will set up two microphones. We ask that you go to the microphone to pray so others can hear you.
Prepare To Sing
Gathering together on Sunday mornings is a congregational and corporate act of the church. So that you can fully participate in our worship gathering this Sunday, we’re providing the songs that we’ll be singing together. We encourage you to listen to all of these songs, but especially those songs which may be new to you. Further, we pray that these songs allow you to memorize, meditate, and reflect on biblical doctrine throughout the week.