Worship from the Heart • Clear Bible Teaching • Ministry By and To Each Other
Sharing Jesus in Deeds as Well as Words
We welcome seekers, strugglers, stagnant and spiritually-starved individuals wanting a
simple and direct connection to the Savior, Our Lord Jesus Christ

Recent Posts

Sunday – November 15, 2015 Revelation 6:1-8 “The Horse Riders”

Sunday – November 15, 2015 – Read the Word on Worship

Problems viewing?

Word On Worship – Sunday – November 15, 2015 Download / Print

Revelation 6:1-2
Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.”

If you’ve talked with people about the gospel, you’ve heard the question, “Is God fair to judge those who have never heard about Jesus Christ?” Will they go to hell because they did not believe in Jesus when they never heard of Him? Another variation of the question is, “Won’t those who have done the best that they could do get into heaven?”

Paul settles the matter of God’s judgment in Romans 2:11, “For there is no partiality with God.” God will judge everyone with perfect justice. Paul is anticipating a Jewish objection, “But surely God will treat us more favorably than the pagan Gentiles. We know God’s ways as revealed in His Law, but they don’t!” Or, perhaps a Gentile would object, “It’s not fair for God to judge me for disobeying a standard that I knew nothing about! I’ve done the best that I could with what I knew. God won’t judge me, will He?”

Jesus made the astounding claim in John 5:22-23, “For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son, so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father.” There couldn’t be a clearer claim to deity than that! For Christ to sit in judgment of all men, He must have infinite knowledge, which only God can have. Also, this means that if you have a picture in your mind of Jesus as being all-loving and never judgmental, then you do not have the biblical picture of Jesus. He described Himself as the judge of all. In Revelation 19:11-15, He returns on a white horse to judge and wage war. His eyes are a flame of fire. He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood. From His mouth comes a sharp sword to strike down the nations. “He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty” (19:15). So if that isn’t your image of Jesus, you need to change your thinking!

If we do not preach the coming judgment and wrath of God, we do not preach the gospel at all. We would be like a surgeon who didn’t want to tell his patient that he is ill. He hopes to heal him without his knowing that he was sick. So he flatters him that he is well and the man refuses the cure. Such a doctor would be a murderer. And so are we, if we do not warn people about God’s impartial, certain judgment of our every secret, and then point them to the good news that Christ offers forgiveness to repentant sinners as their only hope.

  1. Sunday – November 8, 2015 Revelation 5:8-14 “In Praise of the Lamb” Leave a reply
  2. Sunday – November 1, 2015 Revelation 5:1-7 “Worthy to Open the Book” Leave a reply
  3. Sunday – October 25, 2015 Revelation 4:1-11 “The Throne of God Almighty” Leave a reply
  4. Sunday – October 18, 2015 Revelation 2 & 3 “He Who Has an Ear, Let Him Hear” Leave a reply
  5. Sunday – October 11, 2015 “Maintaining Your Faith in Difficult Persecution” Leave a reply
  6. Sunday – October 4, 2015 Revelation 3:14-22 “Laodicea: Church of the Closed Door” Part 2 Leave a reply
  7. Sunday – September 27, 2015 Revelation 3:14-22 “Laodicea: Church of the Closed Door” Part 1 Leave a reply
  8. Sunday – September 20, 2015 Revelation 3:7-13 “Philadelphia: Church of the Open Door” Leave a reply
  9. Sunday – September 13, 2015 Revelation 3:1-6 “Sardis: A Mostly Dead Church” Leave a reply