You Will Stand Trial before the Lord

Nov 24, 2002
Pastor Wayne C Eichstadt
Topic(s): Judgment
Hymns: 743; 795; 794; 611; 660
Pre-Service Prayer:

Lord Jesus, I sin often each day and therefore have no way to stand before You with anything other than a guilty verdict. I come, this day, confessing my many sins. So many things I have left undone what I should have been completed. So many things I have done were wrong, so many times my priorities have been confused. I’ve said so many things when I should have remained silent or said something different, and there are so many, many thoughts in my mind and heart that are displeasing and sinful. I know each one of these condemns me. Out of mercy and undeserved love, forgive me! Teach me to be ready for Your return and keep me in true faith so that on the last day I will hear the blessed words: "Come! Inherit the kingdom!" Lord Jesus grant this blessing to me, to all who are gathered here today, and sinners everywhere. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 130

First Reading: 

1 Corinthians 15:20-28

Our last enemy is death. Death is the just reward for every one of our sins. However, Jesus’ death on the cross pays the debt of our sins. Jesus’ resurrection conquers death and brings us life. In Christ, we conquer our enemies, death and sin.

Jesus won forgiveness for all sinners. Those who reject Jesus will not receive the forgiveness He won for them. Those who receive forgiveness through faith will inherit eternal life in heaven. In Revelation, John saw "New Jerusalem," a phenomenally beautiful city without any of sins effects. This holy and spectacular city is used to describe the triumphant children of God in the glory of heaven. In Heaven, all of sins’ sorrow and curse will be gone and we will rejoice in the light of the Lamb, our Savior.