Who’s Afraid of Judgment Day?
Go ahead, say it… “Judgment Day”. How does that pairing of words make you feel in your gut? The way that day is talked about in our culture, even in Christian culture, it doesn’t sound very exciting. Sounds terrifying. Ever notice that?
But, 2 Corinthians, Chapter 5 tells us that day is when we get to cash in our eternal IRA and see what Jesus has saved for us in our heavenly investment portfolio. How cool is THAT?!
So, in three weeks, I’ve been asked to perform this wild story, “That Day”, based on the Tim Stevenson book “The Bema: a Story about the Judgment Seat of Christ” at a big church over in Woodstock. Just drive down 92 – you can’t miss it. It’s a one man show where I play a guy named Dan Matthewson and about 11 other people in his life – from his boss, to his cleaner, to the Lord Jesus Christ – and what happens when he comes before the judgment seat of Christ.
Rather than our usual Monday Morning post for encouragement, I’m encouraging you to dig into scriptures like 2 Cor. 5:10 and 1 Cor 3:10-16 and meditate on this:
If heavenly rewards are what is at stake – how will what you do today impact what you receive in eternal rewards? Now, how should it cause you to live?
These are questions most of us can’t answer with great accuracy. But, on Saturday night, October 26th at 7PM you’ll have a chance to watch what it could be like for at least one guy who’s a lot like most guys you know.
In the meantime, take a look at this 90 second video and pray like crazy for me over the next three weeks that God will guard me and guide me in my very rigorous rehearsal schedule leading up to “That Day”.
I hope you will be there – it’s a free show, so we’ve made it a little easier for you. But, my prayers – our prayers – are that you would get a look at this story and it would change the way you live every single day until That Day.
For more information on “That Day” and a behind the scenes look, go to www.thatday.info.