Judgment Seat of Christ (Romans #34)

Text: Romans 14:10

The Judgment for saved people, for Christians

  • Romans 14:10
  • 2 Corinthians 5:10

The Judgment based on what a person did after they were saved, and more importantly, how it was done

  • 1 Corinthians 3:11-15 – issue is what sort the work is.  It is allowing the Holy Spirit to live through you.
  • Notice also that everything they do may burn up, but they themselves are saved (Lot)
  • This is for saved folks who have built on the foundation of Jesus Christ
  • Rewards
    • Gold—God honoring works
    • Silver—redemptive work (Leviticus 27:1-7)
    • Precious stones—souls
      • Zechariah 9:16
      • 1 Peter 2:5

Crowns Rewarded

  • Incorruptible Crown
    • 1 Corinthians 9:25
    • Self denial for the purpose of the ministry.
      • keeping the body under control in order to be the most effective in ministering to others
      • Saying no to certain things so that the Holy Spirit can work through you.
      • Saying yes to certain things so that the Holy Spirit can work through you.
    • Athlete illustration – incredible disciplining in order to obtain a corruptible crown
    • Soldier illustration
  • Crown of Rejoicing
    • faithful testimony and souls brought to the Lord Jesus Christ
    • 1 Thessalonians 2:19
    • Philippians 4:1
    • we give an account of this to the Lord
    • Ezekiel 3:18
    • Acts 20:26
  • Crown of Righteousness
    • 2 Timothy 4:8
    • they love his appearing, living right expecting to see Jesus soon
  • Crown of Life – Martyr’s crown
    • James 1:12
    • Revelation 2:10
    • Hebrews 12:2-4
      • Stephen was stoned and some 2,000 other Christians suffered at the time of Stephen’s persecution.
      • James (Son of Zebedee) was beheaded in 44 A.D.
      • Philip was crucified in 54 A.D.
      • Matthew killed by a halberd in 60 A.D.
      • James the Just, beaten to death by a club after being crucified and stoned.
      • Matthias was stoned and beheaded
      • Andrew was crucified
      • Mark was beaten to death
      • Peter,
      • Apostle Paul, beheaded in Rome – 2 Timothy 4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
      • Jude was crucified
      • Bartholomew was crucified.
      • Thomas was killed by a spear.
      • Luke was hanged.
      • Simon the Zealot was crucified in 74 A.D.
  • Crown of Glory
    • 1 Peter 5:2-4
    • Pastor’s crown
    • Hebrews 13:17

Trial of your faith more precious than gold

  • 2 Timothy 2:12 If we suffer we shall also reign with him.
  • LEADERSHIP with Christ are Christians who are willing to lose their life now for the Lord – Royal priesthood –  Kings and priests Revelation 1:4-6, 5:10.
    • Melchizedek – Psalm 110:4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.  Quoted in Hebrews 5:6, 10, 6:20, 7:11, 17, 21.  Who was he?  Hebrews 7:1-2 a King and a Priest
    • Mark 10:43 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:.
    • 1 Corinthians 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

 When does it occur?

  • after the rapture of the church
  • when all church age saints are gathered together in the air