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Where and How

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April 3, 2022 8:00 am

Where and How

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April 3, 2022 8:00 am

Pastor Robert explains that the choices we make today not only determine where you spend eternity but also how you spend eternity.

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Welcome to worship and the word with pastor learn a new series called paternity with pastor Robert shares that we get to choose where and how we spend eternity and that God's character is the answer to all of our tough questions. Today's message is about how we spend eternity in the two judgments that await their spin on pastor has so much insight to share, so let's join series called the your choice and I want to emphasize to you that it is your choice where you spend eternity. God gave you a free will. We talked about that last week. It is not going to override your will, before you get saved, or by the way, after you get site even after you come to Christ you have a choice as well as a live for Christ are not all continued down the wrong lifestyle.

So the other thing I want you know is I say it is your choice. We talked about that last weekend whosoever will. This weekend I want to talk about where and how, in other words, where you spend eternity is your choice and how you spend eternity is your choice. Now were saved by grace and grace alone, but there are a whole bunch of scriptures own being judged for our works in the Bible. So how do you marry the two main believers late well once you get saved in your works are judged to be more please humor your works are still judged but you are saved by your works are saved by grace.

Some of the show you today how to marry those two things in order to understand this yet understand true words and those words or point number 14, number one, you have to understand Belize and behavior, belief and behavior. Your belief determines where you spend eternity.

Your belief determines where you spend eternity, no behavior determines how you spin the targeted going to show you.

There are degrees of punishment in hell for unbelievers because God is a just God's will easily judge righteously, and there are degrees are levels of responsibility can happen for believers. If you remember Jesus said to one he so say you be ruler over five civics promoters that you be regular over 10 cities so there are levels of responsibility and having to depend upon how you live and what responsibility title Northwood debate be dependent upon responsibility.

1111 so, but I wanted to establish this is the holding of grace and works works our behavior matters when you're lost are saved every person.

Unbelievers and believers will be judged by the works, but your salvation is by grace alone. Your belief determines where you think I'm used to remind you of the Scripture Ephesians 2894 by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves, not of yourselves.

You responded outside grace. It is a gift and a gift is free, because is ordered and paid for by someone fighting for the gift but to you. It's free, there is the gift of God not of works, lest anyone should boast. I love the phrase lest anyone should boast.

No one in heaven is going to be say I got myself here, everyone is going to realize this is grace that I got your us the grace of God I was lost had no intention of coming to Christ was going my own way and God by his grace intervened and I responded in faith and accepted his free gift following so that their only scriptures are saved by grace, but their only scriptures own work sending judged fireworks when we show you just a few will give first convince free and little Ecclesiastes 12 verse 14, for God will bring every work with you. I don't do this often would you mind just saying a word, every guy Hemmings every okay as people every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil. Revelation 2013 the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them and they were judged, each would you not say Lord each each lawn. According to his works. Now you might say well that's talk about unbelievers. As I was, believers first Peter 117 and if you call on the father just saved by hands, how many of you: the father experience. Okay so this is for you if you call on the father without partiality. Judges according to each one's work, dog euro sales throughout the time of your stay here in fear all in reverence of God. Jesus's own words. Matthew 1627 for the Son of Man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will reward each would you mind same age again. According to his works. Revelation 2212. This is also Jesus speaking it was in the book of Revelation is for him speaking to John on the island Patmos.

This is and read your Bible. This is old in the last chapter in the Bible, and behold I am coming quickly and my reward is with me to give to every one according to his work.

Are you in every arguing each is that according to his work, but I'm telling you is it matters how you live. Let me say again your belief determines where you think your behavior determines how these things work now all of us don't have perfect behavior and they were all were all still make mistakes insert so don't get too hung up on perfect behavior because you never get there but let me say something your belief though determines your behavior. So there are people who say they believe in Jesus, but they never live for. Please Eric, I don't think you really belief. I really don't because when you believe the Bible says God gives you a new heart, and you have a desire to turn from CNN and determine have a desire to follow God. You don't want to do those things. I'm not saying that you never fall. You don't want to live a life if you still want to go do those things.

Some of the railyard as an object.

Your belief determines your behavior. This guy said what's up pastor. I believe in tithing.

I just don't do it. So I decided I would just got a responding time.

I said understand. I believe in basic I just don't think I debate okay but I was just joking with it because it is ridiculous. If you believe something you do. So if you really believe that if you tie God opens the windows of heaven opened your family and reduce the devour for your sake. But if you don't do it does delete what the Bible says that's that's clear. So I believe determines our behavior. Okay, so now want to show you the believers judgment and the ugly result and maybe you will realize why there are two judgments.

If you're already starting to determine when you're going to heaven or hell by your belief because at the believers judgment. Everybody's a believer at the unbelievers judgment.

Everybody's unbeliever phase that will either suck wiser judgment because your work shall be judged any judgment so point number two is the judgment seat of Christ. The judgment seat of Christ.

This is the believers judgment and choice in Scripture's first break in second Corinthians 510 for we must all. Would you mind same Lord. All we must all this is written to believers now. We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each another as you say it just stated each one may receive the things done in the body.

Number 20 or according to what he has done, whether good or bad. Now, when myself when I chose for our sins because Jesus Artie took our judgment, but we are judged fireworks and we will according the Bible either receive a reward or lose a reward because of how we did okay so will talk about that moment. Romans 1410 but why do you judge your brother or why do you show contempt for your brother, for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. First Corinthians 3.

This is not Sgt. Turner. If you want to diversity and orderly five versus according to the grace of God which was given to me, this is Paul speaking as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds only now he's actually referring to you or to the Corinthian church of the road to go to believers but let each one. Each believer take see how he builds on it because is everyone got save accepted Christ for no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ, so that the foundation is Jesus people except Jesus wants that you can build with two different types categories of materialist temporal oratory now feeling builds on this foundation with gold, silver and precious stones. Those would go through the far watch these three would have a strong those would be burned up temporal each longest work will become clear for the day. It's Wise because it's referring to the judgment day of the second coming either. What you away will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire and the fire will test each one's word of what sort it is. If anyone's work which he has built on it. Jurors, he will receive a reward receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss loses the reward watch, but he himself.

This is grace will be saved, yet so as through fire.

Going to give you a little bit of informational the this passage right he's addressing some things because they're beginning to say wall you know what to say about Carlos Mikesell.

My foundation is a policy your foundation is Paul and he says note the foundations Jesus doesn't matter related to price the foundations Jesus but now you have a choice. That's my whole burden in the series is you have a choice of a choice whether to accept price never choice whether you're going to live for Christ from the other choice.

He says now I'm telling you have a choice because even though you have Jesus Christ as your foundation. You can do some things are going to last for all eternity will be rewarded and you can do some things in your life that will be burned up for by grace you will be saved, but you won't have any rewards in heaven you have anything to show for your life euros for Skype so here's Jesus now saying the exact same thing almost Matthew chapter 6. This is in sermon amount. Matthew six verse one take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before me on watch to be seen by the otherwise you have no reward.

If that your motive from your father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed did not sound the trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues in the streets, that they may have glory from them for me and assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward is a temple rewards only on this earth.

But when you do insurability do not let your left hand know your right hand is doing that your charitable deed may be in secret, and your father your father who sees in secret will himself. I love the himself in the New Testament. This read the himself and thought about the father Jesus or the Holy Spirit will himself reward you openly gay. Let me tell you what you just read that you might've missed you are going to get to meet the father one day. Personally, the father himself, will reward you openly in front of everyone else. What motivation to live a godly life in the surf. A reward on the service is working to receive rewards to show you Scripture that the puzzle some less.

You understand about that works matter. First John chapter 2 verse 28 and now, little children, this is written, believers abide in him.

Obviously unbelievers cannot abide in him abide in him that when he appears we may have confidence. Watch this unbelievers and not be ashamed before him at his coming. Experts from how would a believer be ashamed on payout believer.

Vishay is not living for Jesus is not Leah's life than you might realize that I wasted my life.

I could've helped other people to live for Jesus but I live for myself even though I did believe that Jesus was the son of God and I walk with God, something I never really fully gave him everything and then be ashamed is coming so it matters how you live so you need understand belief and behavior. The judgment seat of Christ is the third point the great white throne judgment. The great white throne judgment is for all unbelievers now want to show you theologically why we call this the great white throne judgment right Revelation chapter 20 verse 11 then I saw a great white throne say there's others is great white throne.

So he calls a great white throne judgment, you will abide more just know let's resolve the alleged come up with was called the great walk-through okay then I saw a great white throne and human settlement from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them and I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God. Now watch carefully watch the tents, tenses of these two words, and books so more than one books were opened. And another book singular was open, which is the book of life and the dead were judged. Watch this according to their works, by the things which were written in the books I've tells you right there what was written in the books, works the see about the man who rented death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them and they were judged, each one according to his work. Look at social pleasure to see is that the book is the book of life. In the book.

If you know of the book because it has nice and if your name is written in the book of life. You go to heaven and it's not you don't have it and all of us in sight.

Won't my name written in the book what is great accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, whosoever will accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, and your names written in the book of life, but they are books plural because it is more than just names its works in your judged at the great white throne judgment by the works by the what's written in the books very important understand this so am I saying then that there are degrees of punishment in hell. Yes, I in the same way that there are levels of responsibility measure question because God's righteous judge, will a man a believer. A believer will a believer who is saved but doesn't tie doesn't witness doesn't serve doesn't really do anything to build the kingdom of this earth, will he receive the same rewards as the believer who ties laws service when his people to Christ when he recites receive the same rewards no they were never righteous.think against each according to his works. I don't follow. This is really easy to give to each according to his works at Scott oversight by grace. So I asked about believers is solid.

Unbelievers with an unbeliever unbelieving man. Let's say two things occasional good guy. He doesn't do all these a few sinful things, but he just obstinately and defiantly says I'm not going alike to Jesus Christ. I don't believe in religion. I'm an atheist or an agnostic and people show these is no I'm I'm a self-made man. Religion is a crutch. I don't mean Jesus so he goes to hell is going to go to hell that Christ but what he receive the same punishment is not at all if it were no elevator killed 6 million Jews in God's a just God and adult Hitler will be recompensed, repaid for the beats he did. That's a just God. Now you might say the believer just gets off scot-free. What's that just simple because God repaid Jesus Christ for all of your sins. Jesus took your sins on the cross. If you believe you suddenly think that was not fair is fair as you think that Jesus completely just that Jesus Christ is 30 of judgment, degrees of format for those who don't accept Christ right. Romans three verse five in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart. This means not repented.

You are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous.

It's a righteous judgment of God, as I will judge righteously facilitate what you're doing you are treasuring up for yourself wrath by the regular what he told believers treasure up store up for yourself pressure for yourself and others. You say you're going to need have we don't need it because our asphalt was though when a leader treasure.

But when you get to meet you treasure your awesome you are going to have any money. We get to heaven because you put more in your IRA and your ERA your eternal retirement account don't carry any of what you have on this earth to heaven. You can send on Jesus actually said you better signal had to immediately get there because her cities were going to business screws pretty nicely, but in the same way that believers can store up treasure. Unbelievers can store up wrath because God comes to them over and over and over again and they refuse Jesus Christ. So this is all through Scripture. By the way, the essence of Scripture will some believers will some believers. I love you ever thought about this but will some believers receive a stricter judgment.

Yes, let me tell you one thing, you know that will receive a stricter judgment.

I will and I think about this all the time for my salvation, but from what I teach. James three verse one my brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive what a stricter judgment. Hopefully not you think you know something about volunteering for future so when I was a kid I hung out at the skating rink a dollar laughing, but how many of you got the skating ring site with all the old people so my father stayed with us 13 years older. Samuel 12 1314 Alamo says about when I started, going straight as I was starting to hang out with the wrong crowd, so he drops me off the circles back around.

They say that dark skating ring and sets in the corner and watches me all night so he picks me up. He says to me did you smoking a cigarette. I said no sir sows around people smoke so you promise melanoma but but I do smoke so so I drove around Stuckey and watch you and I saw you smoke a cigarette as I remember, now I remember. I tried one, but I didn't like that I like. He said I want you smoke from cigarettes. I remembered now I'm your jog my memory on River there another time. They kinda dared me know how you told me that you will not run away from fights stand up and you know and so they will call me a coward knowledge so that was the only reason know that that I smoke to decide what you smoke seven and then he punished me for every cigarette us and for line if I had known that the father was watching regularly.

According to the Bible. The father is watching occasional reward is useful to punish analysis to make two judgments pierced the great leaps you get to choose which judgment will watches take a moment to think about Pastor Richard and really listen to with the Holy Spirit is saying to you if you want to connect us or check out some of pastor Roberts other messages visit Pastor if you haven't already, go follow us on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter can be part of your community. We hope you found this message encouraging next time. Pastor Robert is going to share God's character is the answer to all of life's tough questions. Until then, have a blessed

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