“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

07/05/2017 – Morning Service: The General Resurrection and the Final Judgment

Bible Readings:

John 5:24-30, Matthew 25:31-46, Revelation 20:11 – 21:8

Sermon Outline:

John 5:28–29 (NKJV)

28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice 29 and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.

I  There is a judgment to come for the entire humanity

II  The Lord Jesus Christ as the mediator between God and man shall be the judge

III  The final judgment will be according to what one has done in the body

There will be different degrees of punishment.

Matthew 11:23–24 (NKJV)

23 And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades; for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24 But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you.”

There will be different degrees of reward

Luke 19:17 (NKJV)

17 And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’