ABOUT THE BEMA
Daniel Scott Matthewson was successful. He had a job with a high salary and a corner office. He had a dream home with a three car garage and cars enough to fill it. He had everything he could ever want, right up to the moment Jesus came back.
Suddenly, he was surrounded by angels, the entire history of Christ’s church, and stood before the Lord himself. What would Jesus think of the way Daniel had spent his life?
Daniel describes the sights of Heaven. A still from the live performance of The Bema.
"Be glorified!" A still from the live performance of The Bema.
Joe Mayers and his family in Southern California.
Our aim is to open eyes to the principles of stewardship, generosity, and eternal rewards through the art of storytelling.
The Bema Live seeks to motivate the family of God to action by showing one man's experience before the throne of Christ. Every day is another chance to use what we have been given for God's eternal glory and our eternal good!
Take a moment to pause, listen, and watch. Consider what you have been given and how you can use it for the glory of God.
We look forward to a time when every person, everywhere, has had the opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus.
Every time The Bema Live is performed, it is with the intention of inspiring the followers of Christ to put their faith into action; of stirring up in them the desire to steward their time, talent, and treasure.
As a non-profit organization, The Bema Live continually works with other ministries to bring this vital message to the world. Through prayer and partnership, we hope to see a future when every believer lives every day in light of eternity.
The Bema Live is a one-man dramatic presentation about a raptured man and his experience before the Judgement Seat of Christ. It is based on 1 Corinthians 3:11-15, which says:
"For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw—each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire."
This show is a creative look at “The Day.” Joy and sorrow; reward and loss. Each of us must stand alone before our Creator and account for what we did with what He gave us.
You have one life. How will you steward it?
The Bema is performed by Joe Mayers. Joe has been performing most of his life, which led him to pursue a degree in theatre from California Baptist University, followed by a career as a stage actor and musician.
In 2015, he was approached with the opportunity to revise and perform a rendition of The Bema, the script based upon the book penned by Pastor Tim Stevenson. This proved to be a life altering decision which thrust Joe into a life dedicated to ministry, and he now uses storytelling to illustrate the truths of biblical stewardship and eternal rewards. He lives with his wife and son in Southern California and takes his performance of The Bema Live to churches, conferences, and universities all over the world.