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September 18, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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A Place Called Heaven: Will Heaven Be the Same for Everyone? Part 1

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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS, AND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MANY CHRISTIANS MISTAKENLY BELIEVE THAT HEAVEN
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  • WILL BE LIKE A DIVINE COMMUNE,
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  • WHERE EVERYONE SHARES THE SAME, BLISSFUL EXISTENCE,
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  • BUT AS WE'RE ABOUT TO DISCOVER,
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  • THE KIND OF HEAVEN WE EXPERIENCE IN THE NEXT LIFE,
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  • WILL LARGELY BE DETERMINED BY HOW WE LIVE IN THIS LIFE,
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  • AND IT ALL STARTS WITH MAKING SURE
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  • THAT WE'RE STORING UP TREASURE IN THE RIGHT PLACE.
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  • WE'RE ANSWERING THE QUESTION,
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  • WILL HEAVEN BE THE SAME FOR EVERYONE?
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT
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  • THAN INTRODUCING YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
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  • TO JESUS CHRIST, AND TO HELP YOU DO THAT,
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  • DR. JEFRESS HAS WRITTEN A NEW BOOK CALLED
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  • A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS.
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  • THIS ENGAGING ILLUSTRATED BOOK IS PERFECT
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  • FOR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN WHO MAY NOT GO TO CHURCH,
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  • BECAUSE IT INCLUDES A PRAYER OF SALVATION
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  • YOU CAN PRAY WITH THEM,
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  • TO ENSURE THEY'LL BE IN HEAVEN WITH YOU ONE DAY.
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  • REQUEST A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • JIM MARSHALL WAS A DEFENSIVE LINEMAN
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  • FOR THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS IN THE 1960S AND '70S.
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  • ALTHOUGH JIM MARSHALL WAS A SUPERBOWL CHAMPION,
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  • MARSHALL IS BEST KNOWN
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  • FOR THE MISTAKE HE MADE ON OCTOBER 24TH, 1964.
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  • IN A GAME WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS,
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  • JIM MARSHALL SAW A FUMBLE, HE PICKED UP THE FOOTBALL,
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  • AND HE BEGAN RUNNING THE LENGTH OF THE FIELD.
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  • HIS MINNESOTA VIKINGS FOOTBALL TEAM
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  • STARTED RUNNING ALONG WITH HIM, ALONG THE SIDELINES,
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  • YELLING FOR HIM TO RUN THE OTHER WAY.
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  • MARSHALL DIDN'T REALIZE HE WAS RUNNING TOWARD
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  • HIS OWN END ZONE.
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  • ALTHOUGH MARSHALL ENDED UP HAVING A FAIRLY GOOD GAME,
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  • AND EVEN THOUGH THE VIKINGS WON THE GAME WITH THE 49ERS,
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  • MARSHALL WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED NOT FOR HIS SUCCESS,
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  • BUT FOR HIS MISTAKE THAT DAY.
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  • IN FACT, FROM THAT POINT ON, THE REST OF HIS LIFE,
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  • HE WAS ALWAYS KNOWN AS WRONG-WAY MARSHALL.
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  • WHAT A TITLE.
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  • YOU KNOW, MAKING IT TO THE END ZONE IS THE GOAL
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  • IN A FOOTBALL GAME,
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  • BUT MAKING IT TO THE RIGHT END ZONE IS THE GOAL OF WINNING.
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  • IT'S THE SAME WAY IN THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.
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  • THE FACT IS, IF WE HAVE PLACED OUR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST,
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  • WE ARE ALL GOING TO MAKE IT INTO THE SPIRITUAL END ZONE,
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  • INTO HEAVEN,
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  • BUT SOME WILL MAKE IT THERE ONLY AFTER SPENDING SOME TIME
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  • RUNNING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.
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  • SOME WHO MAKE IT INTO HEAVEN WILL BE CELEBRATED BY GOD
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  • FOR THE WAY THEY PLAYED THE GAME.
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  • OTHER CHRISTIANS WILL BE EVALUATED BY GOD
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  • FOR HAVING DONE LITTLE TO CONTRIBUTE
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  • TO THE SUCCESS OF THE TEAM.
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  • AS WE CONTINUE OUR SERIES, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
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  • IN WHICH WE'RE ANSWERING
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  • 10 OF THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT HEAVEN,
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  • TODAY WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER THE INTRIGUING QUESTION,
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  • WILL HEAVEN BE THE SAME FOR EVERY CHRISTIAN?
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  • THE ANSWER TO THAT IS NO.
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  • NOT EVERY CHRISTIAN WILL HAVE THE SAME EXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN,
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  • AND TODAY WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN LOOKING AT
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  • THE EVALUATION THAT WE ARE ALL GOING TO FACE AS CHRISTIANS.
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  • LET'S FIRST OF ALL ESTABLISH THE REALITY
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  • OF THE JUDGMENT OF ALL CHRISTIANS.
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  • YOU KNOW, ONE THING THE BIBLE IS VERY CLEAR ABOUT
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  • IS THAT EVERYBODY, AFTER DEATH, WILL BE JUDGED BY GOD.
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  • HEBREWS 9:27 SAYS IT IS APPOINTED UNTO EVERY PERSON
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  • ONCE TO DIE, AND THEN THE JUDGMENT.
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  • WE'RE ALL GOING TO BE JUDGED,
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  • NOT JUST SOME PEOPLE, ALL OF US.
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  • IN 2 TIMOTHY 4:1 THE APOSTLE PAUL TALKED ABOUT
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  • THE LORD JESUS CHRIST WHO WILL JUDGE
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  • BOTH THE LIVING AND THE DEAD.
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  • EVERYONE, BOTH CHRISTIANS AND NON-CHRISTIANS,
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  • WILL BE JUDGED BY GOD,
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  • BUT WE WILL NOT ALL BE JUDGED IN A SINGLE JUDGMENT.
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  • THERE IS ONE JUDGMENT FOR NON-CHRISTIANS.
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  • THAT JUDGMENT IS CALLED THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT.
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  • IT'S DESCRIBED IN REVELATION 20, VERSES 11 TO 15.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
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  • IF YOU HAVE NOT TRUSTED IN CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR,
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  • IF YOU HAVE NOT TURNED TO HIM
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  • FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF YOUR SINS,
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  • IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW GOOD YOU ARE,
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  • YOU CAN'T BE GOOD ENOUGH.
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  • YOU CAN'T BE GOOD ENOUGH.
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  • NONE OF US CAN BE GOOD ENOUGH.
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  • THAT IS THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT,
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  • BUT THERE IS ANOTHER JUDGMENT
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  • FOR THOSE OF US WHO ARE CHRISTIANS.
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  • IT IS A JUDGMENT CALLED THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.
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  • IT IS A JUDGMENT THAT RESULTS NOT IN CONDEMNATION,
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  • BUT IN GOD'S COMMENDATION
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  • FOR THE LIVES WE HAVE LIVED FOR CHRIST,
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  • AND PAUL DESCRIBES THAT JUDGMENT
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  • IN 2 CORINTHIANS 5, VERSE 10.
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  • HE SAYS, "FOR WE MUST ALL APPEAR
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  • "BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST,
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  • "THAT EACH ONE OF US MAY BE RECOMPENSED," REWARDED,
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  • "FOR HIS DEEDS IN THE BODY, ACCORDING TO WHAT HE HAS DONE,
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  • "WHETHER GOOD OR BAD."
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  • NOTICE HE SAYS WE MUST ALL APPEAR.
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  • HE WAS WRITING TO CHRISTIANS IN CORINTH.
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  • HE SAID, CHRISTIANS,
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  • YOU, TOO, HAVE A JUDGMENT TO FACE BEFORE GOD.
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  • IT'S A DIFFERENT JUDGMENT, IT'S THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.
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  • NOW, WHAT DID PAUL MEAN WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT
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  • THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST?
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  • IF YOU WANNA GET INTO PAUL'S MIND
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  • TO UNDERSTAND WHAT HE MEANT,
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  • YOU NEED TO TURN OVER TO ACTS CHAPTER 18.
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  • THAT WORD JUDGMENT SEAT IS A VERY PARTICULAR WORD IN GREEK,
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  • AND WE'RE GONNA DISCOVER THE MEANING OF IT RIGHT NOW.
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  • ACTS CHAPTER 18 RECOUNTS
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  • PAUL'S SECOND MISSIONARY JOURNEY.
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  • HE SPENT 18 MONTHS IN THE CITY OF CORINTH,
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  • AND YOU'LL REMEMBER, THERE IN CORINTH,
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  • HE HAD A VERY PRODUCTIVE MINISTRY.
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  • MANY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE WERE COMING TO FAITH IN CHRIST.
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  • REMEMBER PAUL WAS A JEW, JESUS WAS A JEW.
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  • PAUL, AFTER HE CAME TO FAITH IN CHRIST,
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  • WON MANY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO CHRIST
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  • THERE IN CORINTH AS WELL, AS THE GENTILES.
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  • HE WAS A LAYMAN IN CORINTH.
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  • HIS DAY JOB WAS MAKING TENTS.
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  • THIS IS WHAT HE DID IN HIS OFF-TIME, IN HIS OFF HOURS.
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  • MANY WERE WON TO CHRIST,
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  • BUT NOT EVERYBODY WAS HAPPY WITH HIM.
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  • SOME WERE SO INCENSED BY WHAT HE WAS DOING,
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  • ESPECIALLY IN WINNING JEWS TO CHRIST,
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  • THAT THEY ARRESTED HIM
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  • AND THEY DRUG HIM BEFORE THE ROMAN GOVERNOR OF THE PROVINCE,
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  • A MAN NAMED GALLIO, AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED.
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  • VERSE 12, "BUT WHILE GALLIO WAS PROCONSUL OF ACHAIA,
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  • "THE JEWS WITH ONE ACCORD ROSE UP AGAINST PAUL
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  • "AND BROUGHT HIM BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEAT."
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  • UNDERLINE THAT WORD, JUDGMENT SEAT.
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  • "SAYING, THIS MAN PERSUADES MEN TO WORSHIP GOD
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  • "CONTRARY TO THE LAW."
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  • THE WORD TRANSLATED JUDGMENT SEAT IS THE WORD BEMA IN GREEK.
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  • BEMA.
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  • IT REFERS TO A RAISED PLATFORM
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  • ON WHICH THE GOVERNOR WOULD SIT.
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  • SOMETIMES, HE WOULD HAND OUT REWARDS.
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  • IF SOMEBODY HAD BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN AN ATHLETIC EVENT,
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  • HE WOULD RECEIVE A REWARD.
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  • SOMETIMES, IT WAS A PLACE WHERE JUSTICE WAS METED OUT.
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  • IT WAS A RAISED PLATFORM.
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  • BY THE WAY, YOU CAN WALK THROUGH
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  • THE EXCAVATION OF CORINTH RIGHT NOW,
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  • MANY OF US HAVE DONE IT BEFORE,
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  • AND THEY HAVE DISCOVERED HIS BEMA, THIS JUDGMENT SEAT.
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  • IT'S BEEN UNEARTHED, THE SAME ONE THAT GALLIO SAT UPON
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  • AND THAT THE APOSTLE PAUL STOOD IN FRONT OF.
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  • SO THE APOSTLE PAUL IS BROUGHT IN IN CHAINS,
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  • AND HE'S LOOKING AT GALLIO SEATED ON THAT RAISED PLATFORM,
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  • THE JUDGMENT SEAT.
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  • "BUT WHEN PAUL WAS ABOUT TO OPEN HIS MOUTH,
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  • "GALLIO SAID TO THE JEWS,
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  • "IF IT WERE A MATTER OF WRONG OR OF VICIOUS CRIME, O JEWS,
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  • "IT WOULD BE REASONABLE FOR ME TO PUT UP WITH YOU;
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  • "BUT IF THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT WORDS AND NAMES,
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  • "OF YOUR OWN LAW, LOOK AFTER IT YOURSELVES;
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  • "I AM UNWILLING TO BE A JUDGE OF THESE MATTERS.
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  • "AND HE DROVE THEM AWAY FROM THE JUDGMENT SEAT."
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  • GALLIO WAS SAYING, "HEY, THIS IS A JEWISH DISPUTE.
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  • "YOU ALL HANDLE IT, I'M NOT INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED."
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  • BUT YOU KNOW WHAT WAS INTERESTING IS,
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  • PAUL DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HE WAS GOING TO SAY.
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  • PAUL STOOD THERE REALIZING,
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  • "HERE IS THE MAN WHO HAS THE POWER TO EXTINGUISH MY LIFE."
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  • 10 YEARS AGO, I STOOD IN THAT VERY SPOT WHERE PAUL STOOD.
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  • I LOOKED AT THAT JUDGMENT SEAT, AND I THOUGHT TO MYSELF,
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  • WHAT IS IT THAT GAVE PAUL THE COURAGE
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  • TO STAND THERE UNDAUNTED BY THE THREATS AGAINST HIM?
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  • WHAT MADE HIM SO FAITHFUL AND COURAGEOUS?
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  • AS PAUL STOOD THERE AND LOOKED AT THAT JUDGE, GALLIO,
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  • I BELIEVE HE THOUGHT TO HIMSELF,
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  • "ONE DAY, I'M GOING TO STAND IN FRONT OF ANOTHER JUDGE
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  • "ON THE JUDGMENT SEAT,
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  • "AND I'M GONNA HAVE TO GIVE AN ACCOUNT TO HIM
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  • "FOR THE WAY THAT I LIVED MY LIFE,
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  • "AND I WOULD MUST RATHER BE FOUND COMMENDED TO HIM
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  • "RATHER THAN TO THIS HUMAN JUDGE WHO HAS NO POWER
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  • "OTHER THAN WHAT GOD GIVES HIM."
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  • PAUL HAD THAT MINDSET, "I'M GONNA LIVE MY LIFE
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  • "TO PLEASE THE TRUE JUDGE," BECAUSE ONE DAY,
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  • WE MUST ALL APPEAR BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.
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  • EVERY ONE OF US.
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  • YOU KNOW, WE ALL HAVE TIMES IN OUR LIFE
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  • WHERE WE RE-DEDICATE OUR LIVES TO GOD,
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  • AND I REMEMBER 10 YEARS AGO, STANDING IN FRONT OF THAT.
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  • OUR GROUP WAS KINDA WANDERING AROUND DIFFERENT PLACES.
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  • I STOOD THERE.
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  • I WAS IN THE PROCESS OF COMING TO THIS CHURCH
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  • TO BE YOUR PASTOR.
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  • SOME OF YOU WERE ON THE TRIP WITH ME.
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  • AS I STOOD THERE, I PRAYED,
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  • LORD, HELP ME THE REST OF MY LIFE TO HAVE A BEMA MENTALITY,
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  • TO EVALUATE EVERYTHING I DO,
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  • TO GIVE ME THE COURAGE TO STAND FOR YOU,
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  • KNOWING THAT SOMEDAY, I'M GOING TO GIVE THAT ACCOUNT TO YOU.
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  • I WROTE DOWN IN MY JOURNAL, "THE BEMA MENTALITY,
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  • "LIVING WITH THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST IN VIEW."
  • 00:11:13.230 --> 00:11:17.010
  • THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT PAUL HAD IN MIND HERE.
  • 00:11:17.020 --> 00:11:19.180
  • WE MUST ALL APPEAR BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST,
  • 00:11:19.190 --> 00:11:22.280
  • AND THAT AFFECTED HIS LIFE
  • 00:11:22.290 --> 00:11:24.200
  • UNTIL THE DAY GOD CALLED HIM HOME.
  • 00:11:24.210 --> 00:11:26.260
  • NOW, LET ME MAKE A DISTINCTION
  • 00:11:26.270 --> 00:11:28.100
  • BETWEEN THE CHRISTIAN'S JUDGMENT
  • 00:11:28.110 --> 00:11:30.070
  • AND THE NON-CHRISTIAN'S JUDGMENT.
  • 00:11:30.080 --> 00:11:31.280
  • THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST
  • 00:11:31.290 --> 00:11:33.270
  • IS FOR THE COMMENDATION OF BELIEVERS,
  • 00:11:33.280 --> 00:11:36.280
  • WHILE THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT
  • 00:11:36.290 --> 00:11:39.040
  • IS FOR THE CONDEMNATION OF UNBELIEVERS.
  • 00:11:39.050 --> 00:11:43.030
  • THE RESULT OF THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST
  • 00:11:43.040 --> 00:11:45.210
  • WILL BE ETERNAL REWARDS.
  • 00:11:45.220 --> 00:11:48.270
  • THE RESULT OF THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT
  • 00:11:48.280 --> 00:11:51.220
  • WILL BE GOD'S ETERNAL PUNISHMENT.
  • 00:11:51.230 --> 00:11:54.230
  • NOW, HERE IS WHAT MAKES THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST
  • 00:11:54.240 --> 00:11:58.000
  • DIFFERENT THAN THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT.
  • 00:11:58.010 --> 00:12:01.090
  • ONLY THOSE WHO ARE SAVED
  • 00:12:01.100 --> 00:12:03.180
  • WILL BE AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.
  • 00:12:03.190 --> 00:12:05.180
  • THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN DECLARED NOT GUILTY BY GOD
  • 00:12:05.190 --> 00:12:08.240
  • ARE THE ONES WHO STAND AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.
  • 00:12:08.250 --> 00:12:11.150
  • HEAR ME ON THIS.
  • 00:12:11.160 --> 00:12:12.200
  • THIS JUDGMENT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:12:12.210 --> 00:12:14.090
  • IS NOT TO DETERMINE WHETHER SOMEBODY GOES TO HEAVEN OR HELL.
  • 00:12:14.100 --> 00:12:17.270
  • IF YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN,
  • 00:12:17.280 --> 00:12:19.100
  • THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN DECIDED BY YOUR FAITH IN JESUS.
  • 00:12:19.110 --> 00:12:22.240
  • IF YOU WAIT UNTIL AFTER YOU DIE
  • 00:12:22.250 --> 00:12:24.230
  • TO CHOOSE WHETHER YOU'RE GONNA GO TO HEAVEN OR HELL,
  • 00:12:24.240 --> 00:12:26.290
  • YOU'VE WAITED TOO LONG.
  • 00:12:27.000 --> 00:12:29.030
  • THAT'S A DECISION YOU MAKE NOW,
  • 00:12:29.040 --> 00:12:30.150
  • BY PLACING YOUR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:12:30.160 --> 00:12:33.190
  • YOU SEE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
  • 00:12:33.200 --> 00:12:35.250
  • THE MOMENT YOU TRUST IN JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR,
  • 00:12:35.260 --> 00:12:38.080
  • YOU ARE JUSTIFIED IN THE SIGHT OF GOD.
  • 00:12:38.090 --> 00:12:42.040
  • ROMANS 5:1 SAYS, "THEREFORE, HAVING BEEN JUSTIFIED BY FAITH,
  • 00:12:42.050 --> 00:12:46.150
  • "WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST."
  • 00:12:46.160 --> 00:12:49.190
  • THAT WORD JUSTIFIED MEANS TO DECLARE TO BE RIGHTEOUS.
  • 00:12:49.200 --> 00:12:55.240
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW SINFUL YOU ARE,
  • 00:12:55.250 --> 00:12:57.170
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU'VE DONE IN YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:12:57.180 --> 00:13:00.100
  • DOESN'T MATTER HOW MUCH YOU HAVE FAILED GOD.
  • 00:13:00.110 --> 00:13:02.230
  • WHEN YOU TRUST IN JESUS TO BE YOUR SAVIOR,
  • 00:13:02.240 --> 00:13:05.140
  • HE WASHES IT ALL AWAY
  • 00:13:05.150 --> 00:13:07.110
  • AND GOD DECLARES YOU NOT GUILTY BEFORE HIM.
  • 00:13:07.120 --> 00:13:10.220
  • YOU ARE JUSTIFIED.
  • 00:13:10.230 --> 00:13:12.160
  • THINK OF IT THIS WAY.
  • 00:13:12.170 --> 00:13:14.140
  • IMAGINE YOU USE A DEBIT CARD TO PURCHASE SOMETHING
  • 00:13:14.150 --> 00:13:17.260
  • AND THAT PURCHASE OVERDRAWS YOUR ACCOUNT.
  • 00:13:17.270 --> 00:13:21.020
  • NOW NOT ONLY ARE YOU OVERDRAWN,
  • 00:13:21.030 --> 00:13:23.090
  • BUT YOU HAVE A PENALTY THAT YOU OWE THE BANK,
  • 00:13:23.100 --> 00:13:25.240
  • AND THE ONLY WAY TO BE RIGHT WITH THE BANK
  • 00:13:25.250 --> 00:13:28.220
  • IS TO DEPOSIT THE AMOUNT OF YOUR OVERCHARGE
  • 00:13:28.230 --> 00:13:31.150
  • AND YOUR PENALTY, TO COME BACK TO EVEN.
  • 00:13:31.160 --> 00:13:34.230
  • THE ONLY PROBLEM IS, YOU'RE BANKRUPT.
  • 00:13:34.240 --> 00:13:37.040
  • YOU DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY TO PUT IN YOUR ACCOUNT.
  • 00:13:37.050 --> 00:13:39.110
  • YOU'RE IN A BAD WAY WITH THE BANK.
  • 00:13:39.120 --> 00:13:41.290
  • THE GOOD NEWS IS, YOU'VE GOT A GENEROUS FRIEND
  • 00:13:42.000 --> 00:13:45.040
  • WHO OFFERS TO DEPOSIT IN YOUR ACCOUNT
  • 00:13:45.050 --> 00:13:47.100
  • THE AMOUNT OF MONEY NEEDED
  • 00:13:47.110 --> 00:13:48.210
  • TO BRING YOU BACK TO THE RIGHT LEVEL.
  • 00:13:48.220 --> 00:13:52.040
  • NOW, IN A WAY, THAT IS THE SITUATION WE ALL HAVE WITH GOD.
  • 00:13:52.050 --> 00:13:55.170
  • THE BIBLE SAYS WE'RE ALL IN A DEFICIT POSITION WITH GOD.
  • 00:13:55.180 --> 00:13:59.130
  • THE BIBLE SAYS ALL HAVE SINNED
  • 00:13:59.140 --> 00:14:00.270
  • AND FALLEN SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD.
  • 00:14:00.280 --> 00:14:02.250
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH.
  • 00:14:02.260 --> 00:14:05.150
  • EVERY SIN WE COMMIT AGAINST GOD
  • 00:14:05.160 --> 00:14:07.250
  • ONLY ADDS TO THE DEBT WE OWE GOD.
  • 00:14:07.260 --> 00:14:10.140
  • EVERY MOMENT WE HAVE A WRONG THOUGHT, EVERY WRONG ACTION,
  • 00:14:10.150 --> 00:14:14.150
  • EVERY WRONG MOTIVE,
  • 00:14:14.160 --> 00:14:15.220
  • IT JUST KEEPS RINGING UP THE DEBT WE OWE GOD.
  • 00:14:15.230 --> 00:14:19.000
  • NOW, LISTEN.
  • 00:14:19.010 --> 00:14:20.280
  • IF WE DIE WHILE WE'RE STILL
  • 00:14:20.290 --> 00:14:23.050
  • IN THAT SPIRITUAL DEFICIT WITH GOD,
  • 00:14:23.060 --> 00:14:25.220
  • WE SPEND ETERNITY SEPARATED FROM HIM,
  • 00:14:25.230 --> 00:14:27.290
  • TRYING TO PAY OFF THE DEBT WE OWE HIM,
  • 00:14:28.000 --> 00:14:30.210
  • BUT GOD LOVES US SO MUCH, HE SENT HIS SON, JESUS,
  • 00:14:30.220 --> 00:14:34.160
  • AND EVEN THOUGH WE DON'T HAVE ANY RIGHTEOUSNESS,
  • 00:14:34.170 --> 00:14:36.200
  • WE'RE SPIRITUALLY BANKRUPT,
  • 00:14:36.210 --> 00:14:38.040
  • JESUS HAS MORE THAN ENOUGH RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 00:14:38.050 --> 00:14:40.220
  • HE'S PERFECT, AND HE SAYS,
  • 00:14:40.230 --> 00:14:42.120
  • "IF YOU WILL TRUST IN ME TO BE YOUR SAVIOR,
  • 00:14:42.130 --> 00:14:45.050
  • "IF YOU WILL BELIEVE THAT WHEN I DIED ON THE CROSS,
  • 00:14:45.060 --> 00:14:47.180
  • "I PAID YOUR OVERDRAFT FOR YOU, I PAID THE PENALTY FOR YOU,"
  • 00:14:47.190 --> 00:14:52.070
  • IF YOU WILL TRUST IN JESUS, THE MOMENT YOU DO THAT,
  • 00:14:52.080 --> 00:14:55.030
  • GOD FILLS UP YOUR SPIRITUAL BANK ACCOUNT
  • 00:14:55.040 --> 00:14:57.290
  • WITH THE OVERFLOWING RIGHTEOUSNESS OF HIS SON.
  • 00:14:58.000 --> 00:15:01.170
  • WHEN YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN, GOD NO LONGER SEES YOUR SIN.
  • 00:15:01.180 --> 00:15:04.130
  • HE SEES THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:15:04.140 --> 00:15:08.020
  • AND THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS TO BE JUSTIFIED,
  • 00:15:08.030 --> 00:15:10.220
  • TO BE IN A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 00:15:10.230 --> 00:15:14.020
  • AND WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?
  • 00:15:14.030 --> 00:15:15.150
  • ROMANS 8:1, "THERE IS THEREFORE NOW NO CONDEMNATION
  • 00:15:15.160 --> 00:15:19.210
  • "FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST JESUS."
  • 00:15:19.220 --> 00:15:22.050
  • IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN AND BEEN FORGIVEN BY GOD,
  • 00:15:22.060 --> 00:15:25.010
  • YOU NEVER HAVE TO WORRY THAT
  • 00:15:25.020 --> 00:15:26.160
  • ONE DAY, GOD'S GOING TO CONDEMN YOU.
  • 00:15:26.170 --> 00:15:28.060
  • "FOR THERE IS THEREFORE NOW NO CONDEMNATION
  • 00:15:28.070 --> 00:15:31.240
  • "FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN JESUS CHRIST."
  • 00:15:31.250 --> 00:15:34.120
  • ISN'T THAT A GREAT TRUTH?
  • 00:15:34.130 --> 00:15:36.270
  • NOW, LISTEN.
  • 00:15:36.280 --> 00:15:38.130
  • GOD'S JUSTIFICATION EXEMPTS US FROM GOD'S CONDEMNATION,
  • 00:15:38.140 --> 00:15:44.230
  • BUT IT DOESN'T EXEMPT US FROM GOD'S EVALUATION OF OUR LIFE.
  • 00:15:44.240 --> 00:15:50.090
  • WHEN YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN,
  • 00:15:50.100 --> 00:15:51.240
  • YOU DON'T EVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GOD'S CONDEMNATION,
  • 00:15:51.250 --> 00:15:54.260
  • BUT YOU STILL NEED TO BE MINDFUL OF
  • 00:15:54.270 --> 00:15:56.240
  • HIS EVALUATION OF HIS LIFE.
  • 00:15:56.250 --> 00:15:59.090
  • THAT'S WHY 2 CORINTHIANS 5:10 SAYS,
  • 00:15:59.100 --> 00:16:01.120
  • "FOR WE CHRISTIANS MUST ALL APPEAR
  • 00:16:01.130 --> 00:16:04.090
  • "BEFORE THIS JUDGMENT OF CHRIST."
  • 00:16:04.100 --> 00:16:06.050
  • I CHECKED THE GREEK ON IT THIS WEEK, BY THE WAY.
  • 00:16:06.060 --> 00:16:08.190
  • I LOOKED UP THAT WORD ALL IN THE GREEK LANGUAGE.
  • 00:16:08.200 --> 00:16:11.230
  • YOU KNOW WHAT THE WORD ALL MEANS?
  • 00:16:11.240 --> 00:16:14.040
  • ALL.
  • 00:16:14.050 --> 00:16:15.000
  • (AUDIENCE LAUGHS)
  • 00:16:15.010 --> 00:16:16.120
  • THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS, ALL.
  • 00:16:16.130 --> 00:16:17.200
  • EVERY ONE OF US IS GONNA STAND BEFORE
  • 00:16:17.210 --> 00:16:20.180
  • THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST, NO EXCEPTIONS,
  • 00:16:20.190 --> 00:16:23.060
  • AND THAT'S WHY PAUL WRITES IN VERSE NINE, BEFORE VERSE 10,
  • 00:16:23.070 --> 00:16:26.120
  • "THEREFORE WE HAVE AS OUR AMBITION,
  • 00:16:26.130 --> 00:16:28.230
  • "WHETHER AT HOME OR ABSENT, TO BE PLEASING TO HIM."
  • 00:16:28.240 --> 00:16:33.150
  • PAUL SAID, KNOWING THAT WE'RE GONNA STAND
  • 00:16:33.160 --> 00:16:35.170
  • BEFORE THAT EVALUATION,
  • 00:16:35.180 --> 00:16:37.050
  • WE OUGHTA HAVE AS OUR ONE AIM IN LIFE TO BE PLEASING TO GOD.
  • 00:16:37.060 --> 00:16:42.030
  • NOW, WHEN DOES THIS JUDGMENT TAKE PLACE?
  • 00:16:42.040 --> 00:16:45.040
  • IT DOESN'T HAPPEN THE MOMENT WE DIE.
  • 00:16:45.050 --> 00:16:48.040
  • ALTHOUGH THE BIBLE DOESN'T TELL US
  • 00:16:48.050 --> 00:16:49.100
  • EXACTLY THE MOMENT IT HAPPENS,
  • 00:16:49.110 --> 00:16:51.110
  • I BELIEVE IT HAPPENS AT THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH,
  • 00:16:51.120 --> 00:16:55.210
  • AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TRIBULATION ON EARTH.
  • 00:16:55.220 --> 00:16:59.000
  • I HAVE TWO REASONS FOR SAYING THAT.
  • 00:16:59.010 --> 00:17:01.050
  • FIRST OF ALL, REVELATION 4, VERSE 10.
  • 00:17:01.060 --> 00:17:04.070
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, BEFORE THE TRIBULATION BEGINS,
  • 00:17:04.080 --> 00:17:07.040
  • AFTER THE RAPTURE,
  • 00:17:07.050 --> 00:17:08.130
  • THERE'S A PICTURE OF THE 24 ELDERS IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:17:08.140 --> 00:17:11.280
  • WEARING THEIR CROWNS, PRAISING GOD.
  • 00:17:11.290 --> 00:17:14.060
  • NOW, THE 24 ELDERS REPRESENT THE CHURCH, THAT IS YOU AND I,
  • 00:17:14.070 --> 00:17:18.290
  • SO APPARENTLY, THE CHURCH HAS ALREADY BEEN REWARDED
  • 00:17:19.000 --> 00:17:21.230
  • AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TRIBULATION.
  • 00:17:21.240 --> 00:17:23.090
  • THE SECOND REASON IS, REVELATION 19, VERSE EIGHT.
  • 00:17:23.100 --> 00:17:26.210
  • YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE SAYS AT THE END
  • 00:17:26.220 --> 00:17:28.040
  • OF THE TRIBULATION ON EARTH,
  • 00:17:28.050 --> 00:17:29.110
  • AND THE GREAT BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON,
  • 00:17:29.120 --> 00:17:30.250
  • SUDDENLY THE SKIES WILL PART, CHRIST APPEARS,
  • 00:17:30.260 --> 00:17:33.110
  • AND WE ARE WITH HIM, AND NOTICE WHAT VERSE EIGHT SAYS.
  • 00:17:33.120 --> 00:17:36.160
  • "AND IT WAS GIVEN TO HER," THAT IS THE CHURCH,
  • 00:17:36.170 --> 00:17:39.060
  • "TO CLOTHE HERSELF IN FINE LINEN, BRIGHT AND CLEAN;
  • 00:17:39.070 --> 00:17:43.290
  • "FOR THE FINE LINEN IS THE RIGHTEOUS ACTS OF THE SAINTS."
  • 00:17:44.000 --> 00:17:48.260
  • APPARENTLY, BY THIS TIME, WE HAVE BEEN JUDGED.
  • 00:17:48.270 --> 00:17:52.010
  • WE HAVE RECEIVED OUR REWARDS.
  • 00:17:52.020 --> 00:17:54.150
  • IT'S DESCRIBED AS BRIGHT LINEN,
  • 00:17:54.160 --> 00:17:56.080
  • BUT IT IS TIED TO OUR RIGHTEOUS ACTS
  • 00:17:56.090 --> 00:17:59.250
  • AFTER WE BECAME A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:17:59.260 --> 00:18:01.180
  • AND THAT LEADS TO AN IMPORTANT DISTINCTION
  • 00:18:01.190 --> 00:18:04.240
  • OF THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD WORKS IN A CHRISTIAN'S LIFE.
  • 00:18:04.250 --> 00:18:09.000
  • DO OUR WORKS REALLY MATTER TO GOD?
  • 00:18:09.010 --> 00:18:11.290
  • SOME PEOPLE SAY YES, SOME PEOPLE SAY NO.
  • 00:18:12.000 --> 00:18:15.130
  • WE'VE GOT TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE VALUE OF OUR WORKS
  • 00:18:15.140 --> 00:18:18.180
  • BEFORE WE ARE SAVED,
  • 00:18:18.190 --> 00:18:20.080
  • AND THE VALUE OF OUR WORKS AFTER WE ARE SAVED.
  • 00:18:20.090 --> 00:18:24.220
  • WHAT ARE THE VALUE OF OUR GOOD WORKS TO GOD
  • 00:18:24.230 --> 00:18:27.000
  • BEFORE WE BECOME A CHRISTIAN?
  • 00:18:27.010 --> 00:18:29.000
  • ZERO, ZILCH, NADA.
  • 00:18:29.010 --> 00:18:32.140
  • ISAIAH SAID OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS,
  • 00:18:32.150 --> 00:18:35.110
  • THE BEST WE CAN DO BEFORE GOD, IS LIKE A FILTHY RAG TO GOD.
  • 00:18:35.120 --> 00:18:40.040
  • OUR WORKS ARE WORTHLESS TO GOD.
  • 00:18:40.050 --> 00:18:43.030
  • THAT'S WHY EPHESIANS 2:8 AND 9 SAYS,
  • 00:18:43.040 --> 00:18:44.280
  • "FOR BY GRACE YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED THROUGH FAITH;
  • 00:18:44.290 --> 00:18:47.180
  • "AND THAT NOT OF YOURSELVES, IT IS A GIFT OF GOD,
  • 00:18:47.190 --> 00:18:50.080
  • "NOT AS WORKS, THAT NO ONE SHOULD BOAST."
  • 00:18:50.090 --> 00:18:54.120
  • GOD DOESN'T ALLOW US TO WORK FOR OUR SALVATION.
  • 00:18:54.130 --> 00:18:58.000
  • IF HE ALLOWS US TO WORK FOR OUR SALVATION,
  • 00:18:58.010 --> 00:19:00.030
  • THEN SALVATION IS SOMETHING HE OWES US,
  • 00:19:00.040 --> 00:19:02.110
  • AND GOD REFUSES TO OWE ANY MAN OR WOMAN ANYTHING.
  • 00:19:02.120 --> 00:19:05.280
  • NO, SALVATION IS SIMPLY A MEASURE OF GOD'S GRACE TO US.
  • 00:19:05.290 --> 00:19:12.100
  • OUR VALUE OF OUR GOOD WORKS BEFORE WE ARE SAVED IS NOTHING.
  • 00:19:12.110 --> 00:19:15.140
  • WE CANNOT EARN OUR SALVATION, HOWEVER,
  • 00:19:15.150 --> 00:19:18.070
  • THERE IS VALUE TO OUR WORKS AFTER OUR SALVATION.
  • 00:19:18.080 --> 00:19:22.240
  • I WANT YOU TO WRITE DOWN THIS PHRASE.
  • 00:19:22.250 --> 00:19:24.080
  • I HAVE IT ON YOUR OUTLINE.
  • 00:19:24.090 --> 00:19:26.110
  • WHILE OUR WORKS ARE WORTHLESS
  • 00:19:26.120 --> 00:19:28.290
  • IN SECURING US A PLACE IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:19:29.000 --> 00:19:31.160
  • THEY ARE INTEGRAL IN DETERMINING OUR EXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:31.170 --> 00:19:35.190
  • LET ME SAY IT AGAIN.
  • 00:19:35.200 --> 00:19:37.050
  • WHILE OUR WORKS ARE WORTHLESS IN SECURING A PLACE IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:19:37.060 --> 00:19:39.280
  • THEY ARE INTEGRAL IN DETERMINING
  • 00:19:39.290 --> 00:19:41.290
  • OUR EXPERIENCE IN OUR HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:42.000 --> 00:19:44.120
  • WE ARE NOT SAVED BY GOOD WORKS, BUT LOOK AT EPHESIANS 2:10.
  • 00:19:44.130 --> 00:19:48.060
  • "FOR WE ARE HIS WORKMANSHIP,
  • 00:19:48.070 --> 00:19:50.090
  • "CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS FOR GOOD WORKS,
  • 00:19:50.100 --> 00:19:53.100
  • "WHICH GOD PREPARED BEFOREHAND THAT WE SHOULD WALK IN THEM."
  • 00:19:53.110 --> 00:19:59.060
  • LISTEN TO ME THIS MORNING.
  • 00:19:59.070 --> 00:20:00.210
  • BEFORE WE ARE SAVED, THE ONLY VALUE OF OUR WORKS IS
  • 00:20:00.220 --> 00:20:04.050
  • OUR WORKS ARE SUFFICIENT TO CONDEMN US BEFORE GOD,
  • 00:20:04.060 --> 00:20:08.030
  • BUT AFTER WE ARE SAVED,
  • 00:20:08.040 --> 00:20:09.150
  • OUR GOOD WORKS ARE SUFFICIENT TO COMMEND US TO GOD,
  • 00:20:09.160 --> 00:20:13.150
  • AND THAT'S WHY PAUL SAYS IN 2 CORINTHIANS 5:9 AND 10,
  • 00:20:13.160 --> 00:20:16.290
  • "THEREFORE ALSO WE HAVE AS OUR AMBITION,
  • 00:20:17.000 --> 00:20:20.000
  • "WHETHER AT HOME OR ABSENT, TO BE PLEASING TO HIM.
  • 00:20:20.010 --> 00:20:22.190
  • "FOR WE MUST ALL APPEAR BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST,
  • 00:20:22.200 --> 00:20:26.280
  • "THAT EACH ONE OF US MAY BE RECOMPENSED
  • 00:20:26.290 --> 00:20:29.070
  • "FOR HIS DEEDS IN THE BODY, ACCORDING TO WHAT HE HAS DONE,
  • 00:20:29.080 --> 00:20:34.280
  • "WHETHER THEY BE GOOD OR BAD."
  • 00:20:34.290 --> 00:20:38.290
  • YOU KNOW, NOT EVERYTHING WE DO IN LIFE
  • 00:20:39.000 --> 00:20:41.030
  • IS EITHER MORALLY GOOD OR MORALLY BAD.
  • 00:20:41.040 --> 00:20:44.020
  • THERE'S NOTHING MORALLY GOOD OR BAD
  • 00:20:44.030 --> 00:20:47.040
  • ABOUT GOING TO THE MOVIE.
  • 00:20:47.050 --> 00:20:49.240
  • I GUESS IT DEPENDS WHAT MOVIE YOU GO TO, BUT YOU KNOW,
  • 00:20:49.250 --> 00:20:52.020
  • THERE'S NOTHING GOOD OR BAD ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:20:52.030 --> 00:20:54.110
  • THERE'S NOTHING GOOD OR BAD ABOUT GOING TO THE MALL.
  • 00:20:54.120 --> 00:20:58.100
  • THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS WE DO, BUT THAT'S NOT THE STANDARD.
  • 00:20:58.110 --> 00:21:02.140
  • THE STANDARD IS, IS IT WORTHLESS?
  • 00:21:02.150 --> 00:21:04.210
  • IN THE BIG SCHEME OF THINGS,
  • 00:21:04.220 --> 00:21:07.040
  • AS GOD'S KINGDOM IS KEPT IN VIEW,
  • 00:21:07.050 --> 00:21:10.160
  • IS YOUR LIFE GONNA BE JUDGED AS HAVING SUBSTANCE,
  • 00:21:10.170 --> 00:21:13.240
  • OF BEING INVESTED IN GROWING GOD'S KINGDOM,
  • 00:21:13.250 --> 00:21:16.290
  • OR WILL YOU LIFE BE JUDGED AS BEING INCONSEQUENTIAL?
  • 00:21:17.000 --> 00:21:21.250
  • WORTHLESS?
  • 00:21:21.260 --> 00:21:23.220
  • AND THAT'S THE JUDGMENT THAT WE'RE GONNA FACE.
  • 00:21:23.230 --> 00:21:26.010
  • HOW DID WE INVEST OUR TIME?
  • 00:21:26.020 --> 00:21:27.280
  • HOW DID WE INVEST OUR MONEY?
  • 00:21:27.290 --> 00:21:30.030
  • NOT THAT WE INVESTED IN BAD THINGS,
  • 00:21:30.040 --> 00:21:32.030
  • BUT WERE THEY WORTHLESS THINGS
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  • COMPARED TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD?
  • 00:21:33.260 --> 00:21:35.240
  • THAT IS THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.
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  • LUKE 8:17, JESUS SAID,
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  • "FOR NOTHING IS HIDDEN THAT SHALL NOT BECOME EVIDENT,
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  • "NOR ANYTHING SECRET THAT SHALL NOT BE KNOWN
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  • "AND WILL COME TO LIGHT."
  • 00:21:49.040 --> 00:21:51.220
  • OF COURSE, THAT RAISES A LOT OF QUESTIONS.
  • 00:21:51.230 --> 00:21:55.040
  • IS GOD MORE INTERESTED IN WHAT I DO,
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  • OR WHY I DO WHAT I DO?
  • 00:21:57.060 --> 00:21:59.220
  • WHAT DO THESE REWARDS ACTUALLY MEAN TO ME IN ETERNITY?
  • 00:21:59.230 --> 00:22:03.000
  • WHEN YOU SAY HEAVEN'S NOT GONNA BE THE SAME FOR EVERYBODY,
  • 00:22:03.010 --> 00:22:05.130
  • WHAT'S GONNA BE THE DIFFERENCE?
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  • AND IF I DON'T WIN REWARDS IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:22:07.240 --> 00:22:10.290
  • AM I GONNA SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE
  • 00:22:11.000 --> 00:22:13.010
  • REGRETTING THE WAY I INVESTED MY LIFE HERE ON EARTH?
  • 00:22:13.020 --> 00:22:17.030
  • THOSE ARE GREAT QUESTIONS,
  • 00:22:17.040 --> 00:22:18.160
  • AND WE'RE GONNA ANSWER THEM AND MORE
  • 00:22:18.170 --> 00:22:20.210
  • AS WE CONTINUE TALKING ABOUT OUR JUDGMENT BEFORE GOD
  • 00:22:20.220 --> 00:22:24.230
  • AT THE GREAT JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.
  • 00:22:24.240 --> 00:22:27.080
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  • 00:22:27.090 --> 00:22:32.200
  • THERE'S SO MUCH MORE WE NEED TO COVER ON TODAY'S TOPIC.
  • 00:22:32.210 --> 00:22:36.020
  • AS WE'RE LEARNING, HEAVEN WON'T BE THE SAME FOR EVERYONE,
  • 00:22:36.030 --> 00:22:39.280
  • AND TRAGICALLY, SOME WILL NEVER STEP THROUGH
  • 00:22:39.290 --> 00:22:42.060
  • THE GATES OF HEAVEN AT ALL.
  • 00:22:42.070 --> 00:22:44.150
  • HEAVEN IS RESERVED ONLY FOR THOSE
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  • WHO TRUST IN JESUS CHRIST AS THEIR SAVIOR.
  • 00:22:46.230 --> 00:22:50.210
  • TO HELP YOU ENGAGE IN MEANINGFUL CONVERSATION
  • 00:22:50.220 --> 00:22:53.240
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  • 00:23:04.000 --> 00:23:06.070
  • I SHOW YOU WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES ABOUT HEAVEN,
  • 00:23:06.080 --> 00:23:09.030
  • AND I COMPARE THOSE FACTS
  • 00:23:09.040 --> 00:23:11.050
  • TO THE FALSE TEACHING OF SIX DIFFERENT WORLD RELIGIONS,
  • 00:23:11.060 --> 00:23:14.240
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  • 00:24:30.250 --> 00:24:32.220
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  • 00:24:34.200 --> 00:24:38.170
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  • SO PLEASE, CONTINUE TO GIVE GENEROUSLY.
  • 00:24:54.240 --> 00:24:57.040
  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFT TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:24:57.050 --> 00:25:00.030
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:25:00.040 --> 00:25:02.130
  • MUSIC
  • 00:25:02.140 --> 00:25:04.200
  • OUR LIFE HERE ON EARTH IS AN INVESTMENT.
  • 00:25:04.210 --> 00:25:07.170
  • WE INVEST OUR TIME, OUR RESOURCES, AND OUR TALENTS,
  • 00:25:07.180 --> 00:25:11.200
  • AND AT THE END OF IT ALL, WE'LL HAVE TO ANSWER TO GOD.
  • 00:25:11.210 --> 00:25:15.090
  • WERE THOSE PERSONAL INVESTMENTS IN THE RIGHT THINGS?
  • 00:25:15.100 --> 00:25:18.270
  • OR DID WE SQUANDER THEM AWAY ON TRIVIAL PURSUITS?
  • 00:25:18.280 --> 00:25:22.240
  • WELL, I REALIZED THAT TODAY'S DISCUSSION
  • 00:25:22.250 --> 00:25:25.150
  • MAY HAVE BROUGHT MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS
  • 00:25:25.160 --> 00:25:28.010
  • ABOUT OUR FUTURE IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:25:28.020 --> 00:25:30.000
  • SO NEXT TIME, WE'LL CONTINUE THIS TOPIC
  • 00:25:30.010 --> 00:25:32.150
  • BY GOING INTO MORE DETAIL ON THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST,
  • 00:25:32.160 --> 00:25:36.200
  • AND HOW OUR PERFORMANCE IN THIS LIFE
  • 00:25:36.210 --> 00:25:39.030
  • WILL BE SCRUTINIZED AND JUDGED BY CHRIST.
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  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW FOR THE NEXT MESSAGE
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  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:28.050 --> 00:26:30.260
  • GOOD WORKS CAN'T EARN YOU YOUR PLACE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:26:30.270 --> 00:26:33.190
  • THAT'S ONLY BY GOD'S GRACE, BY TRUSTING CHRIST,
  • 00:26:33.200 --> 00:26:36.240
  • BUT ONCE YOU'VE DONE THAT, YOUR GOOD WORKS MATTER
  • 00:26:36.250 --> 00:26:40.040
  • IN DETERMINING THE KIND OF EXPERIENCE
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  • YOU WILL HAVE IN HEAVEN.
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