The Judge Is Coming, And His Name Is Jesus

Below are notes to a sermon preached Sunday morning, May 22, 2005, at Gospel Light Baptist Church, Albany, Georgia. 

By Michael D. O’Neal
Pastor, Gospel Light Baptist Church
Albany, Georgia

Scripture Reading: 2 Tim. 4:1-8

Text: 2 Tim. 4:8

2 Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Introduction: Courtroom – type of second coming, judge comes all rise

Flip Wilson’s comedy routine of my youth – here come da judge!

The greatest crisis in American politics and morals has to do with the appointment of judges. Some of our judges are making foolish decisions.

There is much ignorance about the judgments of the Bible.

Here are a few of them this morning that you may not know:


2 Corinthians 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.

Romans 14:10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

A Christian’s judgment is threefold:

He HAS been judged as a sinner on the cross
He IS BEING judged as a son in chastisement
He SHALL BE judged as a servant for crowns

     A. The test of the Judgment seat of Christ

     B. The terror

     C. The tragedy

     D. The triumph


Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

The Great Whore will be
     A. Displayed

     B. Dismayed

     C. Destroyed


Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

Revelation 19:19-20 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

The beast, also called the antichrist, will be:

     A. A terror in the Tribulation

     B. Taken at the Second Advent of Christ

     C. Tormented in the lake of fire forever


Revelation 20:11-15 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

This is the great judgment of the unsaved dead. Notice:

     A. The seat

     B. The Sovereign

     C. The space

     D. The subjects

     E. The standard

     F. The sadness – V. 15

     G. The sentence


Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:


Michael D. O’Neal (Proverbs 11:30), Pastor,
Gospel Light Baptist Church 
P.O. Box 3071 (237 Lockett Station Road),
Albany, GA 31706
(229) 432-0039 (church) / (229) 698-2127 (parsonage)
*Scriptures in my notes are from the Authorized Version 1611 -KJV- and are used by permission of the Author – Ephesians. 6:17*
“Come Alive In 2005”

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