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A future judgment day

What does the Bible teach about a future judgment day? Who will be present on the day of judgment? What standard will be used on the day of judgment? These and more questions can be answered with this Bible class outline:

A DAY OF JUDGMENT

Do you believe in a coming judgment day? ___________
Why?____________

ATTITUDES TOWARDS A COMING JUDGMENT DAY:

2 Pet. 3:1-42 Pet. 3:1-4
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

3 1 This is now, beloved, the second epistle that I write unto you; and in both of them I stir up your sincere mind by putting you in remembrance; 2 that ye should remember the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and the commandments of the Lord and Saviour through your apostles: 3 knowing this first, that in the last days mockers shall come with mockery, walking after their own lusts, 4 and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for, from the day that the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

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— an attitude of _____________________________

Mt. 24:36Mt. 24:36
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36 But of that day and hour knoweth no one, not even the angels of heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only.

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— Can we predict when this time will be? ______________

1 Thess. 5:2-31 Thess. 5:2-3
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2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 When they are saying, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall in no wise escape.

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— How is this day described? _______________________________

Mt. 25:1-13Mt. 25:1-13
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25 1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 For the foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them: 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 Now while the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6 But at midnight there is a cry, Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye forth to meet him. 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, Peradventure there will not be enough for us and you: go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13 Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour.

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— What does this account tell us? _____________________________

PURPOSE OF THE COMING JUDGMENT:

Col. 1:13-14Col. 1:13-14
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13 who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love; 14 in whom we have our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins:

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— It is NOT to ____________________________________

2 Cor. 5:102 Cor. 5:10
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10 For we must all be made manifest before the judgment-seat of Christ; that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

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Who will be judged, what will be the standard, what will be the consequence?

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2 Pet. 3:10-112 Pet. 3:10-11
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10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 Seeing that these things are thus all to be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy living and godliness,

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WHAT WILL THE STANDARD FOR JUDGMENT BE?

2 Thess. 1:7-82 Thess. 1:7-8
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7 and to you that are afflicted rest with us, at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with the angels of his power in flaming fire, 8 rendering vengeance to them that know not God, and to them that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus:

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What does this say about obeying church creeds, rules, councils, etc? ____________________

WILL ANYONE BE SURPRISED AT WHAT IS SAID AND DONE?

Mt. 7:21-23Mt. 7:21-23
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by thy name, and by thy name cast out demons, and by thy name do many mighty works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

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Why? _____________________________________________________________

THE TYPES OF PEOPLE THAT WILL BE AT THE JUDGMENT DAY:

Mt. 26:14-16Mt. 26:14-16
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14 Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, 15 and said, What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they weighed unto him thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from that time he sought opportunity to deliver him unto them.

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— Person: ____________ His character: ______________________

Mt. 27:22Mt. 27:22
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22 Pilate saith unto them, What then shall I do unto Jesus who is called Christ? They all say, Let him be crucified.

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b — Persons: ____________ Their character: _____________________

2 Tim. 2:122 Tim. 2:12
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12 if we endure, we shall also reign with him: if we shall deny him, he also will deny us:

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— Persons: ____________ Their character: ____________________

Acts 24:24-25Acts 24:24-25
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24 But after certain days, Felix came with Drusilla, his wife, who was a Jewess, and sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ Jesus. 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, and self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was terrified, and answered, Go thy way for this time; and when I have a convenient season, I will call thee unto me.

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— Persons: ____________ Their character: ___________________

Acts 26:28Acts 26:28
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28 And Agrippa said unto Paul, With but little persuasion thou wouldest fain make me a Christian.

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— Person: ____________ His character: __________________________

Mt. 27:24Mt. 27:24
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24 So when Pilate saw that he prevailed nothing, but rather that a tumult was arising, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this righteous man; see ye to it.

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— Person: ____________ His character: __________________________

Acts 2:41Acts 2:41
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41 They then that received his word were baptized: and there were added unto them in that day about three thousand souls.

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— Persons: ____________ Their character: _______________________

Faith and the Bible characters in Hebrews 11

Interested in the Old Testament characters in Heb. 11? Need a quick Bible class for some adults? Here is an easy to use outline based on Old Testament saints like Abraham:

INTRODUCTION TO “FAITH” AND HEBREWS 11

1) “Faith” occurs 24 times in the KJV/ASV in this chapter.
2) “Faith” may also be thought of as _______________________________.
3) What is “blind faith”? ________________________________________.
4) Is blind faith Biblical faith? ____________________________________.
5) See a Bible faith in Acts 2:22-36Acts 2:22-36
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God unto you by mighty works and wonders and signs which God did by him in the midst of you, even as ye yourselves know; 23 him, being delivered up by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye by the hand of lawless men did crucify and slay: 24 whom God raised up, having loosed the pangs of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. 25 For David saith concerning him, I beheld the Lord always before my face; For he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 26 Therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; Moreover my flesh also shall dwell in hope: 27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul unto Hades, Neither wilt thou give thy Holy One to see corruption. 28 Thou madest known unto me the ways of life; Thou shalt make me full of gladness with thy countenance. 29 Brethren, I may say unto you freely of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us unto this day. 30 Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins he would set one upon his throne; 31 he foreseeing this spake of the resurrection of the Christ, that neither was he left unto Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus did God raise up, whereof we all are witnesses. 33 Being therefore by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he hath poured forth this, which ye see and hear. 34 For David ascended not into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 35 Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet. 36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly, that God hath made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom ye crucified.

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a. Verse 22 ______________________________________.
b. Verse 29 ______________________________________.
c. Verse 32 ______________________________________.
d. Verse 33 ______________________________________.
e. Verse 36 ______________________________________.
6) Imagine if Peter had “testified” ____________________________________.
7) How have “faith healers” given false definitions for faith? _________________.
8) How can we relate Jn. 4:42Jn. 4:42
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42 and they said to the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy speaking: for we have heard for ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Saviour of the world.

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to faith? ___________________________________.
9) See, too, Jn. 6:69; 10:38; 19:35Jn. 6:69; 10:38; 19:35
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69 And we have believed and know that thou art the Holy One of God. 38 But if I do them, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father. 35 And he that hath seen hath borne witness, and his witness is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye also may believe.

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10) “Faith” is used several ways in the New Testament.
a. We find ______________ faith (Jn. 14:1Jn. 14:1
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14 1 Let not your heart be troubled: believe in God, believe also in me.

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b. Bible faith is ___________ (Rom. 1:5; 16:26Rom. 1:5; 16:26
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5 through whom we received grace and apostleship, unto obedience of faith among all the nations, for his name's sake; 26 but now is manifested, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, is made known unto all the nations unto obedience of faith:

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11) Part of faith is ________________ (Heb. 10:35-36Heb. 10:35-36
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35 Cast not away therefore your boldness, which hath great recompense of reward. 36 For ye have need of patience, that, having done the will of God, ye may receive the promise.

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12) Faith is based on ___________________ (Jude 3).
13) In first century times there was the _________________ (Mt. 17:20Mt. 17:20
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20 And he saith unto them, Because of your little faith: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

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14) Opinion versus “faith” is also found (Rom. 14:2Rom. 14:2
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2 One man hath faith to eat all things: but he that is weak eateth herbs.

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15) A Bible faith is not independent of facts; is based on facts.
16) 1 Thess. 5:211 Thess. 5:21
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21 prove all things; hold fast that which is good;

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17) What do we find in Rom. 1:20Rom. 1:20
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20 For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse:

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? ________________________________________.
18) What is taught in Acts 17:11Acts 17:11
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11 Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily, whether these things were so.

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? __________________________________________.
19) Carefully study Acts 14:17Acts 14:17
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17 And yet He left not himself without witness, in that he did good and gave you from heaven rains and fruitful seasons, filling your hearts with food and gladness.

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20) We “walk by faith” (2 Cor. 5:72 Cor. 5:7
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7 ;

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