From Thence He Will Come to Judge the Living and the Dead

November 21, 2021 Speaker: Mike Law Series: Apostles' Creed

Topic: Topical Scripture: Matthew 25:31–25:46

1. Who will come to judge?

     a. The Righteous Substitute – “Crucified, dead, and buried”

         1. Righteous (John 14:31; Philippians 2:8; Hebrews 4:14)

         2. Substitute (2 Corinthians 5:21; John 1:29; 1 Peter 1:19; 3:18)

     b. The Risen Savior – “On the third day he rose” (1 Corinthians 15:3–4; John 5:26–27)

     c. The Reigning Sovereign – “Ascended…seated at the right hand” (Matthew 28:18; 1 Peter 3:22; Revelation 3:21)

2. Why will he come to judge?

     a. Because justice and righteousness demands it (Nahum 1:2–3)

     b. Because judgment has been entrusted to him (John 5:27; Romans 12:19)

     c. Because he wishes to reward his people (Matthew 25:21, 46; John 14:3)

     d. Because he has promised to glorify his people (Philippians 3:20–21; Colossians 3:4)

3. Whom will he judge?

     a. Everyone (Matthew 25:32; Revelation 1:7)

     b. The Living and the Dead (2 Timothy 4:1; John 5:28–29; Philippians 2:9–11) 

4. How will he come to judge?

     a. With a Glorious Fullness (Matthew 25:31; Luke 9:26; Acts 1:9–11)

     b. With a Glorious Finality (Matthew 25:1–12; Psalm 96:13) 

5. When will he come to judge?

     a. At the Right Time (Acts 17:30–31)

     b. No One Knows the Time (Matthew 24:36)

     c. Be Prepared for the Time (Application)

         1. Worship (Hebrews 10:24–25)

         2. Work (2 Thessalonians 3:6–12)

         3. Witness (Matthew 25:14–30; Psalm 2; Jude 23; Romans 2:3–5)

         4. Wait (James 5:7–8; Titus 2:13–14)

         5. Watch & Pray (Luke 21:34–36; Revelation 22:20)