Sermons on The Final Judgment

Sermons on The Final Judgment

Isaiah 65:8-16

In Isaiah 65:8-16 Isaiah prophesies of the two ends of the two kinds of people described in 65:1-7. The difference of these two ends is an encouragement to turn to God and a warning about the consequences of not turning.

Isaiah 63:1-6

In Isaiah 63:1-6 Isaiah gives the final of four messianic prophecies in chapters 59-63. Here the emphasis falls on Christ coming in judgment. How does this judgment relate to the other oracles of salvation? We see here that salvation comes through judgment. The judgment of sin on the cross is the surest guarantee of another future judgment which will destroy the wicked and bring vindication to the godly.

1 Samuel 4:12-22

Many believe that God will not come in judgment. They say that God is a God of love, not wrath. The Scriptures, however, make it clear that God is always faithful to his word, not just the words of promise, but also the words of judgment. This is evident in 1 Samuel 4:12-22 where God brings upon Eli the judgment prophesied in chapter 2 as well as a more general judgment on the people of God as a whole.

Proverbs 9:13-18

In the gospel eternal life is offered. Wisdom has set a great feast, and yet, many refuse. Why is this the case? Many reasons can be given, but one significant reason is that there is another offer to go to another feast, and many choose this one over Wisdom’s. This is the feast of folly, built on the foundation of sin. Ultimately, it leads to death. Those who are foolish content themselves with this feast that leads to death.

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

In Matthew 13:24-30 and 36-43 Christ gives the parable of the wheat and the weeds, showing that there will always be a mixture of the righteous and the wicked until the last day.  The great separation will happen at the judgment when Christ sends forth his angels to gather the wheat into the barn but to reserve the weeds for fire. Such is the warning for all Christians, not to presume salvation based on outward membership and not to expect…

Hebrews 4:12-13

In Hebrews 4:12-13, the author concludes the great exhortation begun in 3:7. Do not harden yourself when you hear the Word of God because the Word of God is living and active, it pierces to the deepest part of you, and is able to judge everything about you. This is true because God is the one who speaks this Word. He is the judge of all the earth, whom you cannot escape, and the one to whom you must give…

Matthew 11:20-24

In Matthew 11:20-24, Jesus denounces several cities for not believing the gospel though they had seen so many of his works.  In each case he declares that unbelief in these situations will lead to a greater judgment than notoriously sinful Old Testament cities.  The point being made is that rejection of the Gospel is the worst possible sin and will lead to the greatest judgment.  Judgment will always be in proportion to the light and knowledge one has received.

Matthew 11:16-19

In Matthew 11:16-19 Jesus describes the generation that is rejecting him. He describes them as children sitting in a marketplace and demanding that others dance and mourn according to their whims. It is a picture of a generation that seeks to demand God conform to them rather than be conformed to the image of Christ. This caused the people to complain about John being overly strict with what he eats and drinks and to complain about Jesus that he was…

Deuteronomy 28:14-29:1

The Bible is filled with passages that speak of the wrath of God. In Deuteronomy 25:15-29:1 Moses details the covenant curses for disobedience. All of things are meant to be a warning to the people of God to encourage them to repent, and they are meant to be a warning to all today, for those who disobey God will be undergo even more severe punishments than what Israel faced. This message of wrath is a message of grace. It is…

Deuteronomy 27:11-26

In Deuteronomy 27:11-26, Moses finishes his instructions for the covenant ceremony to be performed on the other side of the Jordan. The focus of this passage is on the blessings for obedience and the curses for disobedience. In particular the curses for disobedience are emphasized, curses that we, even in this new covenant era, need to take to heart. If you make a practice of sin, you will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Matthew 7:24-29

In Matthew 7:24-29, Jesus describes two kinds of people, the wise person and the foolish person. Both hear the Word of God, but only one is wise. What is the difference?  The wise person not only hears the Word of God, but also puts it into practice. Hearing the Word does not make one a Christian. The true Christian is a “doer” of the Word, not a hearer only.  Only the doers of the Word will be saved on the…

Deuteronomy 20:1-20

In Deuteronomy 20:1-20 Moses gives instructions for war.  Contrary to pacifist teaching, the Bible is not absolutely against war in this world.  There are regulations, however.  A just war is one that is fought for just ends.  In such situations those fighting must trust in God and not be afraid.  A just war is conducted so as to preserve the lives of women and children.  We are reminded in all of these laws that God is the one who fights…
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