Introduction: The glimpse of God’s coming judgement on all mankind that was given to the exiled apostle John 1,900 years ago is truly awesome. The day is coming when all of history and all of destiny shall be reduced to a list – the Savior’s list. The concept or idea of a “listing” in a book of life, in a register in the heavenly realm, is one that is clearly seen throughout the Biblical record. Everyone of us will stand before the great white throne and give account of all we have done, all we have said, and all we have thought. No one of us will be treated more or less fairly than any of the rest of us. It will all come down to a list. Jesus Himself will serve as Judge.
III. THERE IS A LIST OF LIFE.
a. Our lives are run to a great extent by lists.
b. Lists are involved in our commercial, personal, educational, social, and church lives.
c. Eternity will become a matter of a name being listed in a book.
d. Is this not the most important thing in the world? (LUKE 10:20)
II. IS OUR NAME ON THE LIST?
a. Shouldn’t we be concerned about the answer to that question for ourselves?
b. Shouldn’t we be concerned about others being on the list?