Please open with me to I Corinthians 3:10-15.
Today we look at one of the most sobering day of our lives as believers. The entire Trinity will be involved in that day.
• We all were saved one day by God’s grace through the Cross of Jesus;
• We all live each day energized by the grace of the Holy Spirit; but
• We all will stand and have all our days lived as believers analyzed and tested by Jesus Christ for the works we used those days to accomplish.
Don’t Waste Any Days of Your Life
You see, even under grace it does matter what you do with your life. Don’t waste your life is the message of God to us today. We need to be gripped by the reality that choices we make have consequences both now and for eternity.
Only our sins are forgiven and forever forgotten by God—wasted lives are not forgotten, rather they are remembered and dealt with by God at Christ’s Bema Seat.
Martin Luther lived by a motto he often repeated:
“I have but two days in my calendar—Today, and the Day I stand before Christ.”
In I Corinthians 3 we find ourselves standing before Jesus Christ. Please read with me today and follow along as I read.
Christ’s Coming simply reveals what people have been all the time. For us as believers, Paul tells us that when we stand before Christ “each man’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it” (1 Corinthians 3:13).
Remember, the One who has planned the End from the Beginning has told us what will happen in the days ahead, and this is His Plan for History.
Seven Steps from
Now to Eternity!
RAPTURE I THESS. 4 BE READY – Christ is Coming
JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST 2 CORIN. 5 BE HOLY – Christ will test our lives.
TRIBULATION REV. 6-19 BE THANKFUL – Christ will keep us from the hour.
SECOND COMING REV. 19 BE PATIENT – Christ will right all wrongs.
MILLENNIUM REV. 20 BE FOCUSED – Christ will perfect the earth
GREAT WHITE THRONE REV. 20 BE FAITHFUL – Point people to Christ.
HEAVEN REV. 21-22 BE INVESTING – Lay up treasure in Heaven.
#7: Heaven: Be Investing—Lay up treasure in Heaven. (Revelation 21:1-7; 22:1-5)
#6: Great White Throne: BE FAITHFUL–Point people to Christ. (Revelation 20:11-15)
#5: Millennium: Be Focused—Christ will perfect the earth. (Revelation 20:1-10)
#4: Christ’s Second Coming: Be Patient—Christ will right all wrongs. (Revelation 19:1-21)
#3: Tribulation: Be Thankful—Christ will keep us from the hour. (Revelation 6:1-17)
And that leads us to the 2nd event that looms biggest for all of us who know Jesus.
#2: Christ’s Judgment Bema: Be Holy—Christ will test our lives. (2 Corinthians 5:1-10)