Prepared by William Earnhardt, for Sabbath School class April 29, 2023.
Main Theme: God is the Judge whom we must all answer to.
Read in Class: Revelation 20:12. Discuss the main idea of this text.
Study: What does the everlasting gospel have to do with God’s judgment?
Apply: What is the meaning and purpose of the judgment?
Share: Your friend says that the wicked will be judged, but the righteous will not need to be judged. What do you tell your friend?
Read in Class: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14, 26-27. Discuss the main idea of these passages.
Study: What did Daniel see? What is the result of the final judgment?
Apply: Why is the judgment good news and not bad news?
Share: Your friend asks why we are judged by our works if we are saved by grace? What do you tell your friend? Hint: See Saved by Faith, Rewarded for Being Faithful.
Read in Class: Revelation 5:8-12. Discuss the main idea of this passage.
Study: How does God’s judgment reveal the character of God?
Apply: How does the knowledge that the hour of God’s judgment has come affect our daily lives? How can we make sure it does?
Share: Your friend says that God’s character is being judged in the judgment. Is your friend right? What do you tell your friend?
Read in Class: Revelation 4:2-4. Discuss the main idea of this passage.
Study: Who are the 24 elders seated before the throne and what do the crowns on their heads represent?
Apply: If someone asked you if you thought you would be present for your case in the heavenly court, how would you respond to them?
Share: Can you think of someone who you can share the good news about the judgment with this week?