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July 14, 2019 8:00 am
Welcome to worship and the word with pastor Robert today. Pastor Robert is continuing his series of amazing Grace was Patrick and I'm here with my cohost Jeanette hello hello well past Robert's message today is about works, but I think it's going to be a little bit of a surprise for those listening. I think that you, Patrick. When I first heard that he is going to be speaking on work.
I thought he was going to warn you about getting caught up yet.
Why me, understandably so. This is a whole series about great rights, but that's not the point of this this message is actually titled amazing works and he goes into some pretty heavy theology to explain why works are amazing but man, I'm so glad because of the previous messages in this series we know were saved by the gift of grace, not works, but I always wondered about those verses in the Bible they things like he will reward each according to his works.
For God will bring every work into judgment.
I've often thought about the stooge and I like how exactly do works fit into our turnip all good questions. I think those listening are in for a treat pastor Robert is going explain so much and I can't wait to hear it all again. We were talking about grace that we are saved completely and totally by God's grace through our faith. So we do have a part.
Some of them preach grace would preach it. We don't even have a part but that's just not true. All through Scripture we have a part to receive God's grace. So it's by grace through faith. And it's not by works program recovers in just a moment. But do artworks matter, so I want to share with you. Surely the last two weeks about how we relate to law. So this message is called amazing works.
I will answer? Are we judged by grace or by works before you answer detailed answer was shocking. Are we judged by grace or works yes it's like when they say would you like fries or an apple pie with that yes ranchers actually know this for your salvation. Are you judged by grace works no no judged by grace. What are your work still jobs when you're a believer or nonbeliever.
Yes, I do understand that when you spend grace and works when you have money to be two other words that begin with the same letter so you can remember these. That's why do that that will help you understand this, we have to learn when we look at the Bible to distinguish between our belief and our behavior, our belief in our behavior and let me tell you the difference okay our belief determines where we will spend eternity in our behavior determines how we will spend eternity saved are lost.
Our belief determines where we will spend eternity go to heaven because you believe in Jesus. Go to hell because you don't believe in Jesus. Our behavior determines how many rewards and the degrees of responsibility and the treasurer that we will have in heaven and you need treasure in heaven because Jesus said store up for yourselves treasures in heaven say, store up for my father and me in the work we decided do the streets and gold were little short so send your money ahead and say that there they're doing okay so I believe determines where we go, but our behavior determines even for a believer how much responsibility were going to heaven, having remembered in Luke 19.
He talked about the mind is that he gave out and and 11 got to more one got five more and he said one got to more your your faithful be ruler or leader over 10 cities 15 is that there were over five cities have thought about this and we were not going to just float around on clouds and it breaks that you have and it's a perfect earth and a perfect heaven, no CM someone's going to get the lead 10 cities so insightful that someone can get to be the mayor and it's only like your own earth six dollars a week a lot of grief, it's not. It's different up there, no, no.
CM listen. Your belief determines where you spring for your behavior determines how even if your nonbeliever that this may shop some of you will short you Bible there are degrees of punishment in hell.
So we need understand so carefully and understand. There are two judgments. Some buildings only one judgment. There are two judgments the judgment seat of Christ and the great white throne judgment at the judgment seat of Christ. Every person present the judgment seat of Christ is a believer.
Every person see that's already been determined, and every person present the great white throne judgment is an unbeliever. That's arguing it's not determined at your judgment when you go to heaven or hell.
You determine that on this earth.
It's appointed on the man once to die. After that the judgment you get to determine which judgment you attempt but only while your life if you walk out of. Killed in a car wreck and you haven't believe in Jesus you determine which judgment you're going to you. You have a chance right now while you're on this earth. Once your life is over, you have no other chances you need to know that so there's the judgment seat of Christ and the great white from judgment and believers that wanted an unbeliever cerebellar and at each judgment. Listen to some shops on the road at each judgment your works are judged.
Your works are got and I'm assuring Scripture right so here I don't.
Those are the two points I want to cover.
Number one the judgment seat of Christ.
I will show you what happens at the judgment seat approximately in first grade 3 hello okay I'm not there yet. Okay.
First Corinthians 3 verse according to the grace of God which was given to me as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds zoning out listening for moment something will think of the other would be a policy that's not true. Paulus was laying foundation, the one the other that builds only if you show you that you said you need understand all right what and another builds on it. But let each one euro each. Remember we we just we determined that take heed how he builds on for no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid Jesus Christ so they ceased on the believers there building on Jesus Christ. Now, if anyone if anyone say if anyone excess today builds on this foundation that Jesus so these are believers with gold and silver, precious stones now watch the next three evenings would pay straw now let me just make one comment on would have a strong their flammable.
That's important because there's a fire coming even for believers would have a straw watchers 13 each one's work will become clear for the day will declare because it will be revealed by fire and the fire will test each one's work, only to remind us where each is right. I want sorted you. If anyone's work which is built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss you lose his reward and watch the snow doesn't lead to salvation. No very clear that he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire because were saved by grace but artworks matter.
You can be you can be a believer and do eternal works are temporal works and things you do for eternity will last and things you don't do for eternity will be burned up and you'll receive a reward for the things you did for with eternal value, but you will receive your work for the things you did for can provide.
As a matter fact when there's a real famous passage of being rewarded and even losing rewards that many people just don't seem to tie into this whole context of talking. I hear it's in the sermon on the Mount Matthew six verse one Jesus said, take heed that you do your chair that you do not do your charitable deeds before me on here is that there's a key to be seen by them. If that your motor over somebody might know that you do it, but you didn't do it to be safe. Otherwise you have no reward. You have no reward 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 and in the street that they may have glory for me on a Shirley I said you they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing that your charitable deed may be in secret, and your father who sees in secret will himself reward you openly believing it reward Julie's rewards them on how you do a good deed okay but I did ideally notices work himself will never forget the first know the Holy Spirit will come. Make words in the Bible just jump off the page at you and give you revelation on there for the first time I saw that I was a new believer and I was reading through myself, himself, and I'm rethinking I will get to meet the father personally. The father himself is going to give me rewards himself is not going to be like you know there's like a billion people out there you know. And this old guy with white hair comes out and says I know someone in the back. You know will say this happens all the time with the same job sounds like. I think he said they need more would know the father himself were reward you personally. Welcome back.
For those of you just tuning in your listening to worship and the word with pastor Robert if you've missed the first few messages in this amazing gray series can find them in many other messages online. Pastor Robert Pastor Robert is talking about works and I laugh when he just said the father is going to good works personally cool moment to look for everything. You know that's definitely a new revelation.
I don't think I knew there were two judgments either the judgment seat of Christ. Then there's the great white throne.
They both sound greedy and I didn't either. Everyone went to this thing. Judgment that way and you know I was looking at some different verses about thinking about today's message in our conversation and I came across Ephesians 210 that says we are created in Christ Jesus for that person locked up inside of this message, and a couple things really start tuning in winter for pain you're thinking about wind that we are made into a new creation when the extent crank into the remaining new creation. I could write exactly that. That's what I was that one little word called 12 pastor Robert has a great illustration for select first John 228 says them out little children nice talking to believers again abide in him. Now watch this carefully. This this could shock you that when he appears we may have confidence now watch this and not be ashamed before him at his coming. What and not be ashamed and talking to believers.
Why would a believer be ashamed when Jesus got little simple because he realizes he's wasted his life and he said, wait, wait. We need to abide in him because otherwise your mission even as a believer in remission following so there's the judgment seat of Christ. Here's the second judgment I will cover the great white throne judgment. The great white throne judgment. Now every person of the great white throne judgment an unbeliever, and I want to show you how we as pastors and leaders and theologians came up with the name the great white throne judgment right. Revelation 20 verse 11 then I saw a great white throne is all we could think of. So I saw a great white throne and him who sat on it, 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 the grammatical tenses of these next few words because their imported and books plural books were opened.
And another book singular was opened, which is the book of life. Listen right there you just thought, belief and behavior. If you believe in Jesus. Your name is written in the Lamb's book of life, but there are books that are recording our works, books, and the dead were judged according to their works, by that these works were written in the books.
The sea gave up the dead who were imminent death and Hades delivered to bedroom them and they were judged, each one according to his works okay now. Tell your mom to go there degrees of rewards in their degrees of punishment, master question, will the guy who believes in Jesus.
He really truly accept Christ to get say, but he never witnesses never went to the only price he never really shares his faith never really spend time in prayer, reading the Bible.
He never ties he never gives generously will he receive the same rewards of the guy that witnesses shares his faith praise spends time in the word ties gives over and above but is not what they were seeing this were what will they receive the same rewards okay so will the guy who does not believe in Jesus and let's say he seems to be a fairly good guy things for good guy but he obstinately and defiantly says no I will not I will not give a like Jesus Christ. I do not believe in God, I'm on an agnostic and I'm not going to believe in God but he lives a fairly good life goes to work and has a family and you know, provide for them. Does that but he says no I'm not I'm not I'm not going to. And let's say that his family are believers, but he never accepts Christ ago to help a separated from his family that are believers and friends that are believers separated from God for all eternity. But will he receive the same format. The same punishment that Hitler will killed 6 million Jews and 5 million other people, by the way. 11 million people listening know they will receive the same because God's just got some righteous judgment.
He's on the judge. Every person ever. I just I read you the Scriptures go back and listen to it again is going to judge each and every person according to his works. It matters how you live in matters but we go to heaven as we believe we go to hell because we don't believe let me show you degrees apartment.
Okay, degrees of judgment.
Watch this. Matthew 1120 verse 20 it says. Then he began to teach the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done. I won't notice this this. The Bible most of his mighty works had been done because they did not repent woe to you horizon woe to you, Beth SATA for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes part inside were very, very well known for forming the profits and for idol worship. Verse 22 but I say to you, it will be. Watch this is Jesus talking more tolerable. You know that those weird words mean great, less suffering. There will be less suffering in way more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you and the guys talking here probably knows what he's talking about and you could turn who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom never saw him anymore. Now watch this this this will most amazing phrase you'll ever read the Bible Jesus that makes it it would have remained until this day. That's amazing Yorty say they would repented my father and I would not have destroyed Sodom would still be here today if they had seen the mighty works useful but I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you.
That's amazing. Only thing that this is what is you live in the buckle of the Bible belt and you don't accept Christ there people who don't live here.
They live in a very dark place, only more tolerable for them in the day of judgment than it will be for you because you heard the message you had good Bible believing spirit filled churches on nearly every block more tolerable showing another one. What what watch this carefully. This is written out unbeliever single print of the church in Rome, he began to talk about unbelief.
Okay Romans to verse five says, but in accordance in accordance to the degree in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring what an amazing turn the treasuring for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and the revelation of the righteous judgment got there again shows every person we judge for divorce because God's righteous judge is on the judge righteously, but notice that your treasuring up member. Jesus said you want to store up treasure to believers and unbelievers are treasuring up wrath. So we just saw your treasuring up wrath for yourself in the never listening.
I know this is I know what I'm saying is strong. I know that was I'm not trying to scare you.
I'm not trying to scare you. I feel like a doctor who's giving you a factual report I am giving you a factual report I'm telling you it if you believe in Jesus to go to heaven if you don't go to hell and listen to me listen very carefully.
If you have a thought. What if I go to heaven because my belief in my behavior means I get more rewards will what I'm going to do, believe in Jesus bicycle live like I won't listen to me if you have that phone if you go down that thought and continue and that's what you live your life. You're not say you're not saying someone needs to tell you the facts so I'm not trying to scare you.
I feel like that, Dr. is just giving you the facts and say listen, you have a deadly disease you're going to die from this disease but we have a cure. I want you to know everyone of us have a deadly disease is called CM but I will get to know we have a cure. Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ, and his blood in blood alone. We have a cure and remember I told you only go about through the awards at the baseball camp and I said if I'd known if I can that I would receive awards number, degrees of punishment when I was young I hate hate to admit this where I used to hang out because it's going to reveal my age but I used to hang out at the skating rink lately. I someone one night my dad dropped me off at the skating ring. I couldn't even drive is about 14 probably. I started smoking because I thought it may be tough and cool and hanging with the right crowd. You know, and so he dropped me off.
He pulls out the parking lot and then he pulls back around and he comes back and he hides is a very crafty father and a high's and he watches me and he counts how many cigarettes I smoked and so I get home. He confronts me when it comes to quotable pick me up. Although he's been all my and he confronts me. I try to line see you know I is not sorry smokiness tried one you I didn't like it nice and he said I want smoke seven and he grounded me for every a week for every cigarette smoke. The degree of punishment match the degree of my fence and I remember thinking again if I know I had that thought a lot growing up. If I'd known he was watching the father is watching. He's going to reward he's going to punch me, and that's really sobering to hear so so good. Jenae, I think we all need to come to that realization have that moment with God that we've been saved by grace for good works that he will be judging those words see him face-to-face want to be kind of wasting my life be storing up treasures in heaven well for everyone listening. We encourage you to take a moment to think about what Pastor Robert share today and really listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to you and we have one more week this amazing grace serious if you would like to get a copy of this message or any of the messages. Visit Pastor Robert.com for call 833933 where you can get the complete eight part series for yourself or to share with a friend or family. Be sure to visit Pastor Robert.com or call 833933 word.
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