Presentation on theme: "What Will Your Answer Be? Some-day you’ll stand at the bar on high, Some day your record you’ll see; Some-day you’ll answer the question of life, What."— Presentation transcript:
What Will Your Answer Be? Some-day you’ll stand at the bar on high, Some day your record you’ll see; Some-day you’ll answer the question of life, What will your answer be? Sadly you’ll stand, if you’re unprepared, trembling, you’ll fall on your knees; Facing the sentence of life or of death, What will that sentence be? Now is the time to pre-pare my friend, make your soul spotless and free; Washed in the blood of the Crucified One, He will your answer be?
The Chorus What will it be? What will it be? Where will you spend your eternity? What will it be, O what will it be? What will your answer be?
The First Stanza: “Some day you’ll stand at the bar on high, some day your record you’ll see.” – Begins by drawing an image of one standing at the bar (a court scene), at which time the record of your life will be seen, 2 Cor. 5:10; Rev. 20:15. “Some day you’ll answer the question of life, what will your answer be?” – Relates to whether we have lived up to the God- intended purpose of our life. Eccl. 12:13,14.
The Second Stanza: “Sadly you’ll stand if you’re unprepared, Trembling you’ll fall on your knee.” – We will fall on our knees! Phil. 2: For the unprepared it will be a time of trembling! Acts 9:5-6. “Facing the sentence of life or of death, what will that answer be?” – The sentence will be that of life, Matt. 25:46, or of death, Rev. 21:8. What will your answer be?
The Third Stanza: “Now is the time to prepare my friend, Make your soul spotless and free” – Now is the time to prepare! Prov. 27:1; 2 Cor. 6:2 – By obtaining God’s forgiveness, you can make your “soul spotless and free,” Acts 2:38; 2 Pet. 3:14. “Washed in the blood of the Crucified One, He will your answer be.” – Christians are those who have been washed in the blood, Rev. 1:5; I John 17; Acts 22:16; Eph. 1:7!
The Chorus: “What will it be? What will it be? Where will you spend your eternity? What will it be, O what will it be, what will it be?” Note: The idea of spending eternity is a bit misleading, for eternity can not be spent; it will last forever! But as we contemplate that day, each of us should ponder the question, “what will my eternity be!” We can know! I John 5:13
Judgment Day is Coming! Heb. 9:27: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” 2 Cor. 5:10: “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good, or bad.” Acts 17:31: “Because He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom He hath ordained; whereof He has given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead.” Note also Acts 24:25 and Romans 14:12.
Events Which Will Occur on that Day: All The Dead will be raised, John 5:28-29; Acts 24:15. Jesus and His angels will appear, Matt. 25:31. All will stand before the Great Judge, Matt. 25:32; Rev. 20:12; 2 Cor. 5:10. Jesus will be the Judge, Acts 17:31; Matt. 25: The books will be opened, Rev. 20:12. – The word of God, John 12:48. – All will be judged by the same divine standard!
Events Which Will Occur (con’t) Each person will give account to God, Rom. 14:12; Matt. 7: – Will include our thoughts, I Cor. 4:5, words, Matt. 12:36- 37, and deeds, 2 Cor. 5:10; Rev. 20:15. Each person will receive His just reward, Rom. 2:5-11. (There will be no mistakes!) Eternal Sentence will be pronounced and carried out, Matt. 25:31-34, 41,46. – Eternal life, Matt. 25:34,46. – Eternal punishment, Matt. 25:41,46. The earth and the works therein will be burned up, 2 Peter 3:10-12.
Why Has God Appointed a Day of Judgment? It will provide opportunity for the glory and honor of Jesus to be acknowledged by all, Phil. 2:9-11; 2 Thess. 1:10. It will provide Opportunity for the Justice of God to be Served, 2 Thess. 1:5-8. – The ungodly will be convicted of their sins, Jude 15. – The righteous will have their works made evident! So that the Victory of Righteousness and the Defeat of Evil can be completed! – The victory of righteousness, I Cor. 15: – The defeat of evil, Rev. 20:10,14.
How Our Knowledge of These Events Should Affect Us: Sinners should be moved to repent and obey God now, Acts 17: Christians should be motivated to live a life of Godliness and Faithfulness, 2 Pet. 3:11,14. – Must not be negligent, Heb. 4:1,11; 3:12. – Must love and serve God with the whole heart, Matt. 22: – Should be patient, wait on the Lord, Jas. 5:7-8,11. Vengeance belongs to the Lord; He will repay! Rom. 12:19. Wait for the blessings which will come, I Pet. 1:3-4. Keep being faithful, Rev. 2:10.
Conclusion: There’s a Great Day coming; the day of Judgment! Judgment delayed is not Judgment escaped! 2 Peter 3:7-9. Will you, like Felix, tremble and remain in your sins, Acts 24:25, or will you, like the eunuch hasten to obey, Acts 8:36. cf. Heb. 10:31? “Some day you’ll stand at the bar on high, Some day your record you’ll see; some day you’ll answer the question of life, what will your answer be?”