This past weekend at Eastbrook, we continued our preaching series entitled “Living the Creed: Connecting Life and Faith in the Apostles’ Creed.” This series walks through the Apostles Creed as a basic summary of our faith but also as a way to live our faith out with God in the world. Each weekend of this series will explore the biblical and theological roots of the Apostles Creed, while also providing specific spiritual practices and approaches to living out what we know as we ‘proclaim and embody’ the Creed in our daily lives.
This weekend I preached on the last phrase of the second article of the creed on Jesus the Son, which concludes with this statement: “From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.”
You can find the message video and outline below. You can also view the entire series here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne.” (Matthew 25:31)
“From there he will come” (Acts 1:11)
“To judge the living and the dead” (Matthew 25:31-32; John 3:16-17)
Jesus and Judgment Now
Judgment now as Jesus speaks truth (Matthew 7:28-29; John 5:24)
Judgment now as Jesus bears the Cross (John 12:31-33; Isaiah 53:40-6)
Jesus and Judgment in the Future
Jesus and our death – encountering judgment at death (Hebrews 9:27-28)
Jesus’ return – the revelation of Jesus as judge at His second parousia (Matthew 25:31; 2 Timothy 4:1)
Jesus and the final judgment – King Jesus sets makes things new (Luke 12:8-9; Matthew 7:21-23; 1 Corinthians 3:12-15; Revelation 21:1-5)
Living in Light of Jesus’ Return and Judgment
Walking with Jesus now everyday
Speaking of Jesus to othersLooking forward in faith and hope to our future with Jesus
This week dig deeper in one or more of the following ways:
- Memorize Matthew 25:31-32 or Revelation 21:1-5
- Draw, ink, or paint Revelation 21:1-5 as a basis for prayer. Take time to talk with God as you depict these verses in your own way. What is God speaking to you?
- Consider reading:
- A. W. Tozer’s book on the attributes of God, Knowledge of the Holy
- C. S. Lewis’ brief but insightful book, The Great Divorce
- N. T. Wright’s book, Surprised by Hope