RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL: July 27, 2014
MEMORY VERSE: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Hebrews 9:27
BIBLE PASSAGE: REVELATIONS 20:4-15
Judgement is imminent. Whether we believe it or not we are going to give account of all that we do here on earth, whether it be good or bad, righteous or wicked. We will all appear before the One whom God has appointed to judge all, Jesus Christ.
1. TYPES OF JUDGEMENT
2. THE CRUCIAL JUDGEMENTS
TYPES OF JUDGEMENT
The Bible speaks of at least seven different judgements:
i. The Saviour on the cross being judged for our sins.
ii. The believer’s self-judgement- 1 Corinthians 11:31; 2 Corinthians 13:5.
iii. The judgement of the believer’s works- Romans14:10; 1 Corinthians 5:10-11.
iv. The judgement of Israel during the Great Tribulation- Ezekiel 20:30-44.
v. The judgement of nations when sheep will be separated from goats at the second coming of Christ- Matthew25:31-46.
vi. The judgement of the fallen angels reserved in darkness waiting – Jude 6-7; 2 Peter2:4.
vii. The judgement of the wicked dead- Revelations20:11.12,15; Acts 7:21; Romans 2:16.
THE CRUCIAL JUDGEMENTS
These are the two major final judgements for both believers and unbelievers:
a) The Judgement Seat of Christ.
This is the judgement of believers where each person’s work will be tested with fire – 1 Corinthians 3:13.Also, to be tested are: our words, our thoughts, our secrets, our motives. This judgement will take place after the rapture – Matthew 16:27; Matthew 12:36-37; Matthew15:19-20;Romans2:16;2Corinthians 5:14.
b) The Great White Throne Judgement
This is the judgement of the wicked. The sinners and all that reject Jesus Christ and the fallen angels. They will be judged according to their works as recorded in the book of life. It is going to be an impartial and open judgement – Revelations 20:5; Revelations 20:11-15; Matthew7:21-23.
Where will you appear? It is a crucial decision Judgement Seat of Christ or the Great White Judgement. The choice is yours.
1. State four types of judgements in the Bible.
2. Describe the judgement of the Great White Throne.
Blessed week with the Holy Spirit
MONDAY: 2 Corinthians 5:17 – Judge yourself. Are you in Christ?
TUESDAY: 1 Corinthians 10:12 – Over confidence kills. Beware.
WEDNESDAY:Hebrews 2:1-3 – Salvation: a precious gem, guard it jealously.
THURSDAY: 2 Timothy 2:22 – Remove yourself physically from any situation that stimulates your desire to sin.
FRIDAY: Luke 18:8 – Will He find you in faith when He comes?
SATURDAY: Matthew24:13 – Do not give up your salvation.
SUNDAY: James 1:25 – Be a doer and not a hearer only.