GraceNotes – June 2, 2019
In today’s sermon, Jesus focused on the immediate events surrounding His Second Coming. The primary event that He emphasized was the final judgment. Jesus is going to judge everyone who has ever lived that judgment will be ultimate.
At the judgment, you are in one of two groups. You are either called a sheep, and in that group because of the grace of God, or you are called a goat, and in that group because you are cursed for your rejection of God. The evidence that shows which group you are in is the way in which you treat others – your works.
It should be very obvious that we who claim the name of Christian should be marked by good works. We simply MUST have the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control) as an active part of our lives. If we do not have these marks of the Christian, then we had better examine ourselves to see whether we really are Christian. In John, Jesus says, “By this will all men know that you are my disciples: by your love for one another.”
As you think through the sermon this week, look for evidence of the Spirit’s work in your life in how you serve others.