25th November 2018 – Jesus as judge:

November 22, 2018 Pastor Matt Bishop

In today’s Gospel and sermon text from John 5:21-29, Jesus speaks a lot about judgment.  Today is the end of the church year.  Next week is advent (already!)  But before we get there we consider the end… and in this case, the big one! It’s salutatory to think about the final judgment.  But it’s more useful to think about Jesus’ role there so that we do not become terrified about ours. We remember that Jesus has said: ‘Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live’.  Will live!  There Jesus’ promise is located.  We’ll receive that promise again today… amongst a look at a few other things too.