Big Apple Chapel is a New Testament based church in New York City, modeled after the pattern of the early church, with a strong emphasis on following Christ as a community of His disciples.

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    New York, NY
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BAC Sermons

Bad Things Happen to Bad Believers Pt 1




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Jn 3:16 God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish 622  but might have everlasting life
Rm 6:22 now having been set free from sin, & having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, & the end, everlasting life
Rm 8:3 He judged sin in the flesh 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk acc to the flesh but acc to the Spirit. 5 For those who live acc to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live acc to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace (=covenantal blessing) Gal 5:16, 24
Flesh=temporal desire for power (security, significance), pleasure/comfort, and possessions. [cf cares of this world...desire for other things -Mk 4:19]

I. God Judges and Rewards or Punishes His (faith exercising & forgiven) people on the basis of their obedient works

A. Payback Rm 2:5..righteous judgment of God, 6 who "will payback to each one according to his deeds: eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and incorruption; 8 but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but trust unrighteousness - indignation and wrath, 9 tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil... 10 but glory, honor, and peace to everyone who works what is good 13...the doers of the law will be justified; 16 in the day when God will judge...acc to my gospel.


B. Desire 1Cor 9:27 10:1 brethren 2 all were baptized into Moses in the cloud & in the sea 3 all ate the same spiritual food, 4 all drank the same spiritual drink; they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. 5 But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness Num 13-14 6...our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted. 8 Nor commit sexual immorality 9 nor tempt Christ 10 nor complain 11 written for our warning 12  him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall


2Cor 5:9  we make it our aim...to be well pleasing to Him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, acc to what he has done, whether good or bad. 11 Knowing, therefore, the terror/fear of the Lord, we persuade men


C. Judgment 1Pt 4:15  let none of you suffer as...an evildoer, or  a busybody 17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 If the righteous one is scarcely saved, Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear? Pr 11:31 19 let those who suffer acc to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator


D. Warning Passages Heb 2:1-4; 3:7-4:13; 5:11-6:12; 12:14-29 10:26 if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery fury which will devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has rejected Moses' law dies without mercy.,,29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. And again, "The LORD will judge His people." 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 35 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: 38 Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him." 39 But we are not of those who draw back to destruction but of those who believe to the saving/obtaining 4047 of the soul


E. Glorification1Th 5:9  God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain 4047 salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 2Th 2:14 obtain 4047 glory
Rev 22:12 I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one acc to his work. 14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. (Eternal state post Rev 20:15 LoF)

II. Weeping and Gnashing of teeth, excluded in Outer Darkness is the fate of unprofitable servants  Ezk 45*

A. Exclusion 2Th 1:9 These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,
Mt 7:19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire 3:10-12. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them. 21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' 23 And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'


B.Wise/Foolish 25:11 "Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!' 12 But he answered and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.' 13 "Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
25:41 "Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: 46 "And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life." cf Dt 29:9-29 esp v19


C. Weep Mt 8:12 But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth (WGT)
Lk 13:28 There will be WGT, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out.
Cx  sons of devil Mt 13:42 furnace of fire,WGT 50 furnace of fire, WGT  Cf 22:13 'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness WGT  24:51 and will cut him off (from blessing) and appoint him his portion/inheritance with the hypocrites, WGT 
Mt 25:30  cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' (unprofi srvnt diff from enemies Lk 19:27)


D. Wrath/loss Eph 5:1 be imitators of God as dear children 2  walk in love...3 But immorality and all impurit or greed, let it not even be named among you...fitting for saints...5 know that no immoral, impure person, nor greedy man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them. 8 once darkness...Walk as children of light Rev 2:22 11:18; 14:9-15
Heb 12:14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord Mt 5:8 15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God...16 lest there be any immoral or godless person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright. 17...when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears.