This sermon, titled "Death Does Not End All" is an exposition of Revelation chapter 20 verses 11 through 15, as the series puts the wraps on what is the most controversial chapter in the Bible.
As we continue in this chapter of comparison, we observe a comparison between the works of the foolish and wise. When one is not sure about another's words, we must look at their works to help us better understand what they are all about.
Romans 5:12-19 give a New Testament commentary on the Covenants of Works and Grace set forth in the Old Testament. The principle of works vs the principle of grace is a theme throughout the Scriptures, culminating in the final judgment of Revelation 20 where all people will be judged either by their works or by their position "In Christ" under His righteousness with their names written in the Lamb's book of life.
There are two covenants, works and grace, to federal heads, Adam and Christ, two destinations, death and life.
What is the first distinction between the people of the Lord and the people of the world? Leviticus 18 prepares us for the evening sermon on the Lord's Day. In these thirty verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that one great difference between the people of the Lord and the people of the world is that the Lord's people are committed to purity in nakedness and marriage.
The Reformations of the 16th century was no less than the rebirth and resurrection of the church of Jesus Christ from false doctrine that laid an impossible burden on people and robbed christ of his glory as the all sufficent Savior of sinners through personal faith in him. The recovery of key doctrine is expressed in later adopted mottos of the five solas- Scripture alone, Grace aloe, faith alone, Christ alone for the glory of God alone.
Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.  Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,  even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference;  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,  being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,  whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,  to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith.  Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.  Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also,  since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.  Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.
Why does God redeem sinners? Psalm 105 prepares us for the opening portion of public worship on the Lord's Day. In these forty-five verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that God redeems sinners to display His glory in faithfulness, power, mercy, generosity, and wisdom.
"And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:"
King James Version
On this Last Sunday of the Church Year, the focus in on the return of Jesus Christ on the Last Day. Jesus speaks of the final judgment and the dividing of the sheep and the goats. But is there an elephant in the room? At first reading this text can be seen as advocating good works (to the "least of these") being part of how we are righteous or wicked. Of course, the Bible teaches justification by grace through faith. The sermon explains the meaning of this teaching from Jesus.