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THE GREATEST AWARDS DAY OF ALL!

Sermon in a Sentence: We must make it our aim to please the Lord because one day we will appear before His Judgment Seat.

Intro.

Meaning of Bema Seat (Jn. 19.13;Acts 18.12)

Not a Judgment of Sins

Illus.- A Trouble Child

Illus.- Throwing the Calendar Away

Illus- 2008 Olympics/Kenya's Olympic Gold Winners

I. The Judgment Seat of Christ is Mandatory.

"We must all" (Rom.14:10-12)

Ilus. Pretending to be Sick on Exam Day

II. The Judgment Seat of Christ is Manifested.

                      • A. Gracious (Eph. 2.8-10)
                      • B. General (v. 10)

"good or bad"

                      • C. Generous (Matt. 10:42;19.29)
                                    • 1. Praise (1 Cor. 4.5;Matt. 25:21,23)
                                    • 2. Places (Matt. 25:21,23;19:28)
                                    • 3. Prizes- "crowns"
                                            • a. crown of rejoicing (1 Thess. 2.19)
                                            • b. " righteousness (2 Tim. 4.8)
                                            • c. " life (Jam. 1.12)
                                            • d. " glory (1 Pet. 5.4)

Illus. Pretending to Play- Facing the Music

III. The Judgment Seat of Christ Should be Motivating.

"Wherefore we labor" NKJV- "We make it our aim"

Illus.- The Reward of the Garbage Collector

Conclusion

Illus.- Son Rewarding the Mother

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