Our Dirty Laundry and the Final Judgment

Episode 594 Show Notes 

From the Show

At the judgment Jesus isn’t going to shame us. This will not be a time where he airs our dirty laundry before the watching world, rubbing it in our faces. That is not who Jesus is or what he does. When we stand before the Lord, there is nothing that we can hide. All is going to be laid bare. Our sins, motivations, everything will be in the open before the Lord. But this is not about shame, this is not a cosmic guilt trip. As we stand before the Lord and our works are judged, the one who has eyes like fire is still the one who will wipe away our every tear.

–Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

  1. 1. Why did God choose Jacob over Esau or David over Saul when they were all moral screw-ups?

2. I heard your answer to Jade about there not being any shame at the judgment seat of Christ for believers. I was wondering, what does that mean, then, for our works to be tested, and what we build on Christ will last, but what we build of hay will be burned and our souls will be saved but only as through fire? What does that mean that there is no pain at the judgment of believers before we reign with Christ?

3. What do Paul and Jesus mean when they say that the bread and wine are Christ’s body and blood? Is this metaphorical?

4. Why are the 10 commandments all about telling us what we shouldn’t do? Doesn’t this focus our attention on negative traits instead of what we should be doing for one another and for God?

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Resources

The Gospel-Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World by Michael Horton

How We’ve Misunderstood “Do This in Remembrance of Me” by Adriel Sanchez

The Dentist Comfort Dog (mentioned in todays, ?Good News?story).

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their four children.

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