The Sheep and Goats
Matthew 25:31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
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: 42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; 43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’ 44 “Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ 45 Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ 46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.
John 3:18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Matthew 11:23-24 “And you, Capernaum…it shall be more tolerable for Sodom in the day of judgment than for you.”
Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You will receive greater condemnation.
Matthew 18:5 Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.
Galatians 6:10 Let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Colossians 3:18-22 Wives…husbands…children…fathers… workers… 23 whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord… 24 for you serve the Lord Christ.
Genesis 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you.”
Romans 10:1 My heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved.
Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come.
QUESTIONS FOR LIFE
1. In the past, have you heard Matthew 25:31-46 explained differently than it was explained today? If so, how was it explained?
2. In what ways does Matthew 25:31-46 influence your view of:
Ministry in the church
3. Today we conclude our series on the Last Days. What did you gain from this series that
has been especially helpful to you?