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.
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?
"Be glorified!" A still from the live performance of The Bema.
The Bema Live 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.