2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
The Bema Judgement Seat Greek word bemais translated judgement seat Not a judicial bench
The Fact of the Bema Judgment 13Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. 1 Corinthians 3:13
The Purpose: Negative considerations Not to determine entrance to heaven Not to punish believer’s sins committed after salvation Isa. 44:22 Heb. 8:12
The Purpose: Positively Considered 1 Corinthians 4:2 Faithful Steward
What is to be tested at the Bema? 1 Corinthians 3:10-13 Negative considerations: It should be noted immediately that this passage does not teach the false doctrine known as purgatory.
What is to be tested at the Bema? Positive considerations Indestructible and Destructible 6
Golden Works? How we treat other believers Hebrews 6:10 How we use our God-given abilities 1 Peter 4:10 How we use our money 1 Tim. 6:17, 2 Cor. 9:6
Golden Works? How we suffer for Christ 1 Peter 4:12,13 Matthew 5:11, 12 2 Cor. 4:17 How we spend our time Eph. 5:16 Col. 4:5 How we race 1 Cor. 9:24 Hebrews 12:1
Golden Works? How we effectively control the old nature 1 Cor. 9:25 – 27 How many souls we witness to and win to Christ 1 Thess. 2:19-20 Daniel 12:3 How we react to temptation Rev. 2:10 James 1:2,3
Golden Works? How much the doctrine of the rapture means to us 2 Tim. 4:8 How faithful we are to the flock of God and to the Word of God 1 Peter 5:2-4