Cary Cox, from Jude 14-16. Jude looks ahead to the day of Judgment: Christ is coming in staggering glory with the host of heaven to pour out justice and wrath on sinners. Jude lists the damning evidence against the rebels in the church; their ungodliness demonstrates the just nature of God’s judgment. Christ rescues his people from the judgment of God!
Cary Cox, from 2 Corinthians 5:9-11. Paul is motivated for present ministry by the truth of the future judgment! We must all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
Cary Cox, from Romans 2:6-11. God will judge all people according to our works – what we have done, and what we seek in life. We will give an account for the outward things, and for our hearts. Christ is our only hope!
Cary Cox, from Romans 2:1-5. Paul turns from the “wicked” sinners to the “good” sinners; from the unrighteous heathens to the self-righteous hypocrites. All are under sin, and face the just judgment of God. The Lord is good to restrain his wrath from us in kindness, giving us time to repent. Jesus took the judgment of God upon himself for us on the cross.
Cary Cox, from Hebrews 12:25-29. The writer of Hebrews gives his final warning of the book. He calls us to listen to the God who has spoken in the gospel of Christ. We must hear and obey what he has spoken, because judgment is coming! God will shake the heavens and the earth, and only his unshakeable kingdom will remain.
Cary Cox, from Matthew 25:14-30. In the parable of the talents Jesus teaches that all of his disciples will give an account to him when he returns for what we have done with what he has entrusted to us. Using our gifts, time, money, etc to build his church and advance his kingdom is not optional! For the love of our Master and his glory, let us work while we wait for his return!