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A Sneak Preview of the Judgment Seat (2 of 8)
Series: A Sneak Preview of Coming Attractions
2 Corinthians 5:10
1. Grant R. Jeffrey in his book ''The Millennium Meltdown'' writes:
''On December 31, 1999, almost six billion people worldwide will welcome in the new millennium with the greatest New Year's Eve parties ever held in our lifetime. They will celebrate by counting down the final seconds of the last year of this momentous twentieth century, but it is not only the party-goers who will be counting time. Around the world, hundreds of millions of computers will also make the transition from the old year to the new, from 1999 to the year 2000. And when they do, many of these engines of modern society will begin to crash or malfunction, precipitating a global crisis, the scope of which we have not experienced since World War II.'' 1
2. The approaching year 2000 and Y2K has created alarm for some and anticipation for others. It has made many people wonder what the future holds.
3. I do not know if we are facing a ''meltdown'' but I do believe we are in a ''countdown.'' We are in a countdown to the hour when Jesus Christ comes back again.
4. Because of people's fear and questions about what the future holds we are taking a sneak preview of what the future holds.
5. Last week we took a sneak preview of the Rapture. We looked into the Bible and saw what would happen when Jesus returns.
6. Now today, we can go one of two ways. We can go up with those who will be removed when Jesus comes or stay on earth with those that are left behind.
7. I have chosen to go up and consider what the future holds for the Christian. We will come back in the course of the next few weeks and learn about what will happen to those who are left behind.
8. When believers are ''raptured'' out at the coming of Christ, the first event that awaits them is the Judgment Seat of Christ. Let's look at our text and learn about this future event.
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