How Will Christians Be Judged?

1 Peter 4:17

If the Father judged Jesus on our behalf, doesn’t that mean that we won’t be? In this lab, Pastor John discusses what God’s judgment means for believers.

Principle for Bible Reading

Mine Within the Context First

Cross-referencing and making connections to other passages enriches Bible study. We need to make connections, but we also need to be careful to import other passages into the one we are studying before we have given the passage itself its proper due.

The problem with moving all over the Bible too quickly is that we can miss what the particular author wanted to communicate. In many cases the author could have brought in other passages or made connections but that might not have been his point.

Cross-reference and do word searches, but let each author speak for himself without making a collage of other passages too quickly.

Study Questions

  1. Do you ever think about standing before the judgment of God? How should a Christian feel about that coming day?
  2. What do you think the judgment of God is in 1 Peter 4:17? Why does it starts with the “household of God?”
  3. Watch the lab. How does Pastor John distinguish between a Christian and a non-Christian judgment?