The Great White Throne Judgment
“And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God,
and books were opened. And another book was opened,
which is the Book of Life.”
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
A funny hat.
A sheet of light colored construction paper for each child, markers,
regular sheets of white paper, a hole punch, brass fasteners and
This activity will demonstrate what it is like to be left out. Call the
roll in your class using the sign up sheet for your class. Leave out
one name from your list. Bring a clean and funny hat for the child
whose name you left out (please don’t pick someone shy at first).
Let that child wear the hat as you call the roll again leaving out a
different name this time, then ask whose name wasn’t called. Pass
them the hat.
Do this several times then explain that when it is time for going to
heaven we certainly do want all of our names on the list…so does
God. That is what we are going to be learning about today. God
wants our names to be written in the Book of Life.
In today’s lesson we will see in Revelation an event called “The
Great White Throne Judgment.” This is after Jesus returns and
Satan is bound for 1,000 years. Jesus will judge all of those who
never accepted Him as Savior. It will be a sad time for those who
are judged, but Jesus is extending the invitation today for anyone
to have their names written in the Book of Life if they would only
believe in Him as their Savior. God wants our names to be
written in the Book of Life.
It is so important for us to listen to what Jesus has to say. We want
to be included with those who are called to the great Marriage
Supper of the Lamb as we learned last week. For those of us who
are Christians, we won’t be at this judgment. We will stand before
Jesus and give an account of how we used our gifts and lives for His
service at a different judgment called the Judgement Seat of Christ.
But that doesn’t have to d