Sermon Bites 09/07/08

Judgment of Nations

Matthew 25:31-46

OUTLINE:

I. THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN IN HIS GLORY (vv. 31-32).

+ It is clear from verse 32 that the judgment initiated will be upon the nations which remain, as the prophet Zechariah has written. (Zechariah 15:16-17).

+ The time of this event will be at the appearing of Christ in glory, and he will make all things right, before He sets up His kingdom upon the earth.

II. THE SHEPHERD CALLS THE SHEEP TO HIS RIGHT HAND (33-40).

+ These are shown faithful through the Tribulation.

+ The people of the nations who will be good to “His brethren” will be rewarded in that final day.

III. THE SHEPHERD PLACES THE GOATS TO HIS LEFT HAND (vv. 33, 41-45).

+ With the goats there has been no humility before the Son of man.

+ They are now under His authority, and must give an accounting of their lives, and deeds.

IV. THE LAST JUDGMENT OF THE TRIBULATION – THE BEGINNING OF THE MILLENNIAL REIGN ON EARTH (v. 46).

+ These are entering “everlasting punishment” because they have refused to give glory to the Lord.

+ There are so many people who have the illusion that when this life is over, then, that is it.

+ You and I are eternal beings.

+ Eternal, from the foundation of the earth in the mind of God; eternal from conception in spirit and soul; without Christ bodily raised, cast into eternal torment; with Christ bodily raised and enjoying his presence and glory forever.

-Tim A. Blankenship
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