JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST

  • Cultivating a Two-World View

    The life focus of many believers is wrong, as it is essentially a “one world” view. The biblical approach is distinctly a two world view; that is, living well in this world because we have an eye on the world to come. This article develops the two-world concept. Having a “two-world” view is one of…

  • Getting Ready for the “Day of Christ” (Philippians 1)

    Three times the Apostle Paul uses this phrase as he reminds believers of what lies ahead for them if they are fruitful and faithful in living for Christ. I never cease to be amazed, and encouraged, by the place that prophetic events had in the minds and hearts of the writers of the New Testament. …

  • Is It Possible For A Believer To Lose Reward At The Judgment Seat Of Jesus Christ?

    The New Testament teaches us that all believers in the Lord Jesus will someday appear before Him to be rewarded according to what they have done in this life since becoming a believer (2 Cor. 5:10; Rev. 22:12).  Jesus isn’t obligated to give rewards but He has declared that He is going to do so.…

  • Jesus and All Those Servants

    There are many terms used in the New Testament to help us understand our relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ. He is Father, Creator, Friend, Savior, Older Brother, Vine, Husbandman, Shepherd and Author of our salvation. Many, many other descriptive terms are used, and all of them show that our relationship with the…

  • My Sin and Christ’s Judgment Seat

    One of the most troubling issues when the Judgment Seat is brought up is the matter of my personal sin.  As believers, all of us sin and our imperfections haunt us.  So how will these failures affect our rewarding? Will sin   remove any hope of reward?  This article wrestles with this important, personal issue.…

  • Pondering Payday: Some Final Thoughts

    In an attempt to take the large volume of scriptural material on the subject of the Judgment Seat, this article and the one to follow systematize our finding into 10 summary statements.  This article deals with the last four of those ten statements. It has been accurately said that the Christian life is more like…

  • Pondering Payday: Some Summary Thoughts

    In an attempt to take the large volume of scriptural material on the subject of the Judgment Seat, this article and the one to follow systematize our finding into 10 summary statements.  This article deals with six of those ten statements. Words have failed each of us at one time or another: as we try…

  • Preparing for Payday (2 Peter 1:5-11)

    The coming time of Christ’s judgment seat where rewards are given to believers is highlighted by the Apostle Peter as he speaks of virtuous believers gaining an “abundant entrance” into the kingdom. He observes that this will come to those who add seven key virtues to their faith in Jesus Christ. In the early morning…

  • Rich Rewards and Great Grace

    This study centers around a study of Matthew 19:27-20:16 which comes about because of Peter’s concerns. He wondered what the apostles were “going to get” from their giving up of everything to follow Jesus.  Jesus answers his concerns but also deals with his attitude. Is serving the Lord Jesus Christ really worthwhile?  Is it worth saying “no”…

  • Sin, Grace and Reward: A Case Study

    Peter once again comes to the forefront of the Judgment Seat study.  His is a case study showing that even great failure does not in and of itself remove a person from great reward. Our subject these past months has been on the Judgment Seat of Christ, an event which is yet future.  No one…

  • Some Problems about “PAYDAY”

    There are some commonly asked questions that come to the surface when the Judgment Seat is discussed. One is the ominous statements by Jesus about the unfaithful servants who are cast into outer darkness.  What does that mean? Can salvation be lost?  Another question has to do with the duration of rewards.  Do rewards last…

  • Today Counts Forever

    What we do for Christ today will have a ripple effect throughout the coming Kingdom of God. The “eternal weight of glory” spoken about by the Apostle Paul can be ours as a result of the Judgment Seat of Christ. This discussion centers around some basic facts about the coming Judgment Seat of the Lord…

  • What Are Those Rewards?

    We know that the Lord Jesus is generous and loves to give good gifts to His children.  But exactly what will those rewards be that will be given to faithful believers?  There is so much to gain and so much to lose when it comes to rewards. Normally people will not spend time and effort…

  • What Will Judge Jesus Be Looking For? (Part 1)

    There are three basic criteria, given in the Scriptures, that will form the basis for our evaluation by our Lord Jesus.  This article deals with the first of the three criteria and the next study looks at the other two.  It is good for us to know how we are going to be evaluated. Bill…

  • What Will Judge Jesus Be Looking For? (Part 2)

    Jason and Kyle both were salesmen for the ABC company and both appeared to do acceptable work.  One day both were called in to the boss’ office. Kyle went in first and was told that he was being given a raise and a promotion, but no reason was given for this.  Jason went in next…

  • Who are the “Overcomers” in Revelation 2 and 3?

    In each of the seven letters that Jesus directed to seven first-century churches in Asia Minor, He concluded by giving promises to the “overcomers.” The question that has divided Bible students over the years is “who are they?” In each of the seven letters that Jesus directed to seven first-century churches in Asia Minor, He…