Displaying Christian Sermons by tag: Judgment
Joyce Meyer - Watch Sermon: Jealous and Judgmental Attitudes - Part 2. What causes you to lose your peace? Today on Enjoying Everyday Life with Joyce Meyer, discover how to tap into the power that comes from a life of walking in peace.
Joyce Meyer - Watch Sermon: Jealous and Judgmental Attitudes - Part 1 | Enjoying Everyday Life. Jealousy, envy and a judgmental attitude will steal your peace. Today on Enjoying Everyday Life, Joyce Meyer shares on how to save yourself time and energy by making peace a priority in your life!
Amir Tsarfati - Watch Sermon: The Future Judgments of God. God’s intent with creation was to dwell with His people. When humanity sinned, that bond was broken. Since that time, judgment has been pending. However, the Bible shows us that future judgment is not just a “one and done”. There will be a whole series of judgments. Will the unsaved world be judged for its works? Will believers be judged as well? What about the devil and his demons? Join Amir as he navigates through the pending judgments revealed in the Scriptures in his new teaching, The Future Judgments of God.
Watch End Times Teaching by Mark Hitchcock: Judgment Seat of Christ | Tipping Point. Jimmy Evans is a long-time pastor, Bible teacher, and best-selling author. He is the Founder and President of XO Marriage, a ministry devoted to helping couples thrive in strong and fulfilling marriages.
Tony Evans - Watch Message: The Rewards of the Judgment. Understanding how we earn rewards in heaven should impact how we operate on earth. Watch the video as Dr. Evans explains how we earn heavenly rewards.
Tony Evans - Watch Message: The Criteria of the Judgment. The defining moment of your life is when you stand before Christ on Judgment Day. How are you preparing? Watch Dr. Evans explain The Criteria of the Judgement
Rick Warren (April-10-2023) Daily Devotional: Mercy Triumphs over Judgment
“Neither do I condemn you,’ Jesus declared. ‘Go now and leave your life of sin.'” - John 8:11 (NIV)
If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, God calls you to treat everyone with dignity. It doesn’t matter if they act, think, or worship differently than you. He still wants you to treat them with dignity. Why?
Because that’s what Jesus did.
Jesus accepted everyone. This doesn’t mean he approved of everything people did. He doesn’t approve of everything you do either, but he accepts you and treats you with dignity.
In John 8, Jesus treated a humiliated woman with dignity, but her accusers did not. Instead, they brought her before Jesus and said, “This woman was caught in the act of adultery. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?” (John 8:4-5 NLT)
Jesus knew they were just trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, so he “stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger . . . stood up again and said, ‘All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!’” (John 8:6-7 NLT)
Nobody knows what Jesus wrote in the dirt, because the Bible doesn’t tell us. Some scholars think he wrote down the sins of the woman’s accusers: judgmentalism, arrogance, dishonesty, or spousal abuse. After all, Jesus, being God, knew their secret sins and wanted to get to the heart of the matter.
What did her accusers end up doing? John 8:9 says, “They slipped away one by one . . . until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman” (NLT). They didn’t stick around to condemn her.
And Jesus didn’t condemn her either. Instead, he showed her mercy. John 8:11 says, “‘Neither do I condemn you,’ Jesus declared. ‘Go now and leave your life of sin’” (NIV).
Did this woman do something wrong? Yes. She cheated on her husband. But Jesus protected her dignity in a public situation and dealt with her sin gently. He simply said, “Don’t do this anymore.” He changed her.
That’s why I love Jesus—because he does the same thing with me. He treats me with dignity, even though I don’t deserve it. That’s what he does in your life too, when you accept his mercy. And, it’s how he wants you to treat others.
Talk It Over
- When have you sensed that Jesus was treating you with dignity and showing you mercy instead of condemning you?
- What does it mean to you to know that Jesus wants to offer you mercy and dignity rather than condemnation?
- In what situation in your life do you have a chance to treat someone with the same kind of dignity Jesus does?
Charles Stanley (March-12-2023) Daily Devotional: The Judgment of Believers
Knowing that we'll be rewarded in eternity, we have great motivation to live for Christ today.
2 Corinthians 5:1-10 - For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven, inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked. For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life. Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge. Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord-- for we walk by faith, not by sight-- we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
The judgment seat of Christ probably isn’t our primary consideration as we go about the business of living week after week. However, we ought to give it some serious thought, because what Scripture reveals about this event should motivate us to lead a life that pleases God.
All of us who have placed trust in Jesus will one day stand before Him to be evaluated for who we are and what we have done. The Lord will reveal the heart’s hidden attitudes, disclose every motive, and assess all our works for their eternal value (1 Corinthians 4:5 - Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men's hearts; and then each man's praise will come to him from God).
God’s purpose in this judgment is to recompense us for what we have done, whether good or bad (bad, in this case, meaning “worthless”). The deeds that are good will receive a reward, but those that are worthless will not. Undoubtedly, we’ll regret lost opportunities to serve the Lord, but He will wipe our tears away with His great love and forgiveness.
If we’re not careful, the busyness of our culture could steal our motivation to live for that which is of eternal importance. But the certainty of our future judgment should affect the way we live now. So let’s adopt one overarching ambition in life: to be pleasing to the Lord.