Living with Eternity on My Mind
Dr. Johnny Hunt
1 Corinthians 3:10-15
LEAVING ON MY MIND
INTRODUCTION: In Light of Eternity,
Randy Alcorn, ''A moment after a man dies he knows exactly how he should have lived. The absolute certainty of death gives the Gospel its urgency.''
Jim Elliott, martyred missionary in Ecuador, ''He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep in order to gain that which he cannot lose.''
The Apostle Paul told the believers in Rome that there would be a day of reckoning, a final judgement for believers, the Judgement Seat; BEMA.
''For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.''
2 Corinthians 5:10
''For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.''
BEMA - a step; used of the official seat of a judge; sort of a tribunal. It resembles a throne that Herod built in the theater of Cesarea by the Sea, from which he used to view the games and make speeches to the people.
In Acts 24 and 25 it was here Paul stood before Felix and later Agrippa. Festus is mentioned in Acts 25:6, ''sitting on the judgement seat.''
In Acts 25:10 Paul desiring to make his appeal in Rome, ''I stand at Caesar's judgement seat.''
Every believer will give an account of himself and the Lord will judge the decisions (choices) he made. Paul knowing and believing this, wrote these words in 2 Corinthians 5:9.
2 Corinthians 5:9
''Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.''
He was speaking of his ambition in life.
''well pleasing to Him'' - describes slaves who were passionate to please their Master.
''I wish to live now in a way that I would have hoped I had, once I get to Heaven.''
Johnny M. Hunt
An eternal perspective that will lead to an eternal impact.
Remember, at the Judgement Seat, BEMA, the Lord will evaluate the believer's life for the ...
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