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Judgment Day — a sermon by Rev Christopher Gordon

[September 13, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.]

Judgment DayEscondido United Reformed Church
(Judgement DaySermonAudio)
Revelation 20:11-15  (ESV)
Rev Christopher Gordon

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.  (Revelation 20:11-15  ESV)

Rev Christopher Gordon [Internet Archive link]1
is the primary preaching pastor at
Escondido United Reformed Church
in Escondido, CA, USA.


He is also one of the broadcasters at Abounding Grace Radio. Here [Internet Archive link] is the blurb from their website [The linked page to the blurb doesn’t display correctly, but if you scroll down the linked page, the same blurb can be read. Editors]:

Abounding Grace Radio is a Christian Radio Broadcasting Ministry committed to historic Protestant Reformation theology and the message of salvation by grace alone through faith alone. We teach the gospel of Jesus Christ from all of Scripture as a witness to those who do not believe and to strengthen believers in the truth of God’s Word. At Abounding Grace Radio, we desire that all listeners would come to know the saving power of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have. May the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ richly bless you!

You are also welcome to call us at:  1-888-504-8805

Twelve years ago the Lynden United Reformed Church, desiring to expand the local outreach outside the Lynden community, approved the weekly airings of Sunday sermons on KARI 550 AM out of Blaine, Washington. Airing sermons is a common approach used by many but is difficult to air without appropriate recording equipment. This equipment was purchased in 2007, which greatly reduced the editing hours and enabled Pastor Chris Gordon to record sermons in a more conversational manner. The new format worked well and the listener response was much greater. It was a humble beginning with much to be learned but the Lord has continually blessed this “local” outreach.

Twelve years of blessings later, Abounding Grace Radio now airs weekdays in 30 minute segments on KARI AM out of Blaine, Washington, KPRZ AM from San Diego, California, as well as broadcasting into the Central Valley of California on KRDU AM out of Fresno, and the greater Portland, Oregon area on KDPQ AM. In early 2016, AGR began to broadcast via shortwave radio on KVOH out of Zambia to most of the African continent. Abounding Grace Radio now has a population coverage area on the west coast of North America of approximately 14 million souls, and via shortwave to a population base on the African continent of 300 million!

The Lord has again provided additional opportunities for Abounding Grace Radio in 2017. A few of the board members met with management of KPRZ in San Diego in early summer. We asked about the possibility of a “drive time” slot, and if an opening should become available, AGR would be most interested. Within three weeks we were airing a second weekday time slot at 4:00 p.m.! Those of you familiar with Southern California traffic freeways know what a great opportunity this is, as all roads are packed, greatly expanding the number of possible listeners.

Abounding Grace Radio is also very excited to announce that Dr. W. Robert Godfrey has joined Pastor Gordon in co-hosting and will be heard often on AGR programs. Dr. Godfrey recently retired as President of Westminster Theological Seminary in Escondido and is a minister in the United Reformed Churches of North America. Dr. Godfrey has taught church history since 1981 and has spoken at many conferences, including those sponsored by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and Ligonier Ministries. Most recently he has spoken at numerous locations, enlightening, informing, and helping commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

The Abounding Grace Radio website has also been instrumental in providing access to programs worldwide. The site continues to be accessed from all around the world, giving untold numbers of people access to the good news of salvation and redemption through our Savior and Lord. Given the great popularity of the site, the board has decided to give it a “face lift” which we hope to unveil before years end.

The board would like to thank everyone for faithfully supporting this outreach, most importantly and foremost with your prayers. We ask that you continue to be steadfast in prayer for this ministry. We are also very grateful for your generous financial support of Abounding Grace Radio via individual gifts.

To God Be the Glory!!

1[September 13, 2022: We added the link to Escondido United Reformed Church’s biography on Rev. Christopher Gordon. The Internet Archive link is a copy of that biography. Editors.]

[September 13, 2022: Editors’ notes:

—For some comments made prior to September 13, 2022 that quoted from the post, the text in the comment that was quoted from the post might no longer be an exact match.
—For some comments made prior to September 13, 2022 that quoted from the post, the text in the comment that was quoted from the post might no longer be found in the post.
If you would like to compare the text in the comments made prior to September 13, 2022 that quoted from the post to the post as it is now (September 13, 2022), click here [Internet Archive link] for the most recent Internet Archive copy of the post.]


  1. my name is written in the lambs book of life

    I cried tears of joy!

  2. healinginhim

    Thank you for sharing…. A beautiful reminder of God’s promises to His people. I needed to hear this even though I fear for the judgment of those of my own flesh and blood.

  3. Worshiper of the LORD

    Loved it. The quote about pastor’s difficulty is to get wicked people to feel sad / bad, and righteous to be happy….I know it was something like that. It was a nice thing to hear.

    The whole sermon was a great message. I don’t recall ever hearing a sermon based on Revelation alone. That book of the Bible is difficult to read, at least for myself, as it scares me and I struggle with understanding it. What is imagery? What is literal? What is metaphorical? What will it look like seeing all these things happen before our eyes?!

    It’s neat to hear the reminder that we’ll be going to Jesus, who loves us, who wants us to be bold. Being abused for so long, a person forgets what love is, that love is a good thing, that God is not a vile, horrible, abuser dead-set on harming, abusing, etc..

    To God be the glory!

  4. Believer

    I have been so deathly sad lately, unable to find anything that comforts me that lasts for more than a fleeting moment. I have been fighting against overwhelming feelings of hopelessness, hour by hour, day by day. It is agonizing pain. I listened to this sermon this morning, and I can’t tell you how much it helped me. It gave me so much peace and comfort, that lasted the whole day. It set my thoughts straight. The Lord reigns. I matter to the Lord. He knows what has been done to me by all of the people I trusted. He will take care of it, and He is taking care of me now. I have peace, and I am comforted, because He reigns. I love the Lord and I rejoice in Him. Thank you so much for posting this sermon, I was so deeply blessed by it.

    • That’s great to hear, Believer. I shall let Christopher Gordon know!

    • Anonymous

      In case you feel alone, Believer, I, too, am deathly sad and it is a constant struggle to find ways to comfort myself enough to just make it through the next hour, let alone day. I’m sorry you are in agonizing pain and have been badly harmed.

      My solace is that God knows what was done to me. He will repay and the wicked evildoers will be tossed into the pit. My abusers are going to hell. Perhaps they’ll continue to prosper and never be held accountable or face any negative consequences in this life, but hell awaits them and they’ll be burning in a lake of fire for eternity.

      I hope good things for you, Believer.

  5. I’ve just found out that Christopher Gordon is also one of the presenters at Abounding Grace Radio which is a Christian Radio Broadcasting Ministry committed to historic Protestant Reformation Theology and the message of salvation by grace alone through faith alone. They teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ from all of Scripture as a witness to those who do not believe and to strengthen believers in the truth of God’s Word.

    I have just added to the bottom of this post the blurb from Abounding Grace’s website. It includes how to contact them by email or phone.

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