Category Archives: Judgment seat of Christ

Warnings for Church leaders (and others)

  As one entrusted with spiritual leadership, I must meditate often on the truths in these five texts.  1 Corinthians 3:11-15 (NIV) “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If any … Continue reading

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Appearing before God

  Two passages: (90 sec on Audio clip) 1. II Corinthians 5:9-10 “So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. For we must all appear before the judgment seat … Continue reading

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We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ

“So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due … Continue reading

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10 tests for spiritual inventory

  Complacency and Christianity cannot co-exist because the Christian life is an examined life.  “A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup” (I Corinthians 11:28). “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the … Continue reading

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The final judge of all people

Reflect on this great excerpt from the writings of Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758). It comes from his work titled: “The World Judged Righteously by Jesus Christ.” Don’t miss his word of encouragement in the last two paragraphs. “Because he has appointed a day, … Continue reading

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Preparing people to meet God

“Christian mission can never be reduced to preparing people for this life.” (D. A. Carson) In “our materialistic culture, passionately focused on the comforts of this life and pleasures of the now,” D. A. Carson calls for “the urgent restoration … Continue reading

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University students respond to survey about heaven

  Surveys have consistently indicated that the majority of people in the USA believe there is a heaven. Most also believe that heaven is granted based on the good things done in this life. In a survey we conducted at … Continue reading

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