Good morning! I’m glad to welcome you to worship today at Hillcrest Baptist Church.
During the presidential campaign we heard much about potential litigation against both candidates. Now that the election is final there are those that have asked, “Will President-elect Trump encourage the Congressional hearings and investigation of Hillary Clinton to continue or cease?” Then others have asked, “What about the pending litigation against President-elect Trump regarding Trump University, and his threats of law suits against his accusers?”
Regardless of the end results of the aforementioned situations of potential litigation, some will be happy while others will be greatly disappointed. Is that not how it seems to be with many cases tried by our justice system? From the court of “public opinion” we deem that often the guilty should go free, while the innocent goes to jail. No doubt human error and prejudice plays a role in many outcomes in our courts.
However, Jesus revealed in His last parable during His earthly ministry that there is coming a day when all humanity will be judged, and it will be with absolute perfection, and the verdict will be with eternal finality. Today we come to a sobering and moving future event as we study, The Judgment of the Sheep and the Goats, found in Matthew 25:31-46.