1. In Genesis 1:1-5 the Bible tells us about "the first day." a. Some special events occurred that day, including "the creation of light" and "the division of Day and Night." b. According to John 1:1-3, the Lord was present, and He was involved in the events that took place. 2. On this final Lord's Day of 2019, we are concentrating on "the last day" that Jesus mentioned in John 6. a. Some special events will occur that day, including "the resurrection" and "the judgment." b. According to the Scriptures, the Lord will be present, and He will be involved in both events.
I. EVENT #1: THE RESURRECTION WILL OCCUR AT THE LAST DAY
A. During His ministry Jesus taught that the dead will be raised (John 5:25). B. Jesus indicated in John 5:21 that He will be involved in the resurrection. C. We learn from Philippians 3:20-21 that the Lord will accomplish something very special at the resurrection. D. Jesus stated 4 times very clearly in John 6 that He will raise the dead "at the last day." 1. John 6:39 2. John 6:40 3. John 6:44 4. John 6:54 E. Martha understood the Lord's teaching (John 11:24). F. When will the resurrection occur? ["at the last day"] G. This brings us to another special event.
II. EVENT #2: THE JUDGMENT WILL OCCUR AT THE LAST DAY
A. During His ministry Jesus taught that the judgment will occur in conjunction with the resurrection (John 5:28-29). B. Jesus indicated that He will be involved in the judgment (John 5:22, 26-27). C. Jesus taught in Matthew 25:31-33 that He will accomplish a separation at the judgment when He returns. D. Jesus taught that there will be a "Day of Judgment." 1. Matthew 10:15 2. Matthew 11:22, 24 3. Matthew 12:36. E. According to John 12:48, judgment will take place at "the last day."
1. We have seen from the Scriptures that the resurrection and the judgment will occur at the last day. 2. Notice how these 2 events are mentioned together in Revelation 20:12-13. 3. After the judgment, eternity will begin. 4. There are only 2 places where eternity will be spent. a. One place is described in Revelation 20:14-15. b. The other place is described in Revelation 21:1-4. 5. Jesus made it possible for us to spend eternity with Him. 6. He wants us to comply with His will (Revelation 22:14).