Summary of the Film

God's Courtroom powerfully describes the charge, potential defenses, penalty, witnesses, burden of proof, and most importantly, God's offer of a pardon, to every person. Set in the heart of the Land of Lincoln, drawing on Abraham Lincoln's historic legal career, this presentation was filmed in four historic Illinois courthouses, the Old State Capitol of Illinois, and the Old Franklin County Jail.

As Bruce Kugler, a lawyer for more than 20 years, read and studied the Bible, many legal terms and concepts began to catch his attention. He noticed that the Bible presented God as the Supreme Judge of all humanity and that everyone will one day stand trial in God's Courtroom. He discovered the Bible provides extensive details of this experience which is an inevitable part of every person's future.

Obtain a Copy of God's Courtroom

There are several ways to obtain a copy of the film entitled, God's Courtroom.

  • Download a high quality MP4 video.

  • Make a copy of the DVD.

  • Request a DVD (while supplies last):

      God's Courtroom
      P.O. Box 350
      Sherman, IL 62684

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Using the Film In your Church

Pastors and churches are encouraged to use the film in three different ways:

  • Showing the film during an evening service as an evangelistic outreach.

  • Showing the film during a Sunday school class or small group Bible study.

  • Giving the DVD away to someone who may be responsive to hearing the gospel presented in a unique manner. Under the terms of the copyright, individuals and churches have the express permission to make as many copies of the DVD as they find useful.

One final, yet important, thing you need to know. This is a free resource to pastors and churches. There is absolutely no cost or obligation for the DVD.

Scheduling a Presentation

Bruce Kugler is available to present the message "God's Courtroom" to any church or organization regardless of denomination, affiliation, or viewpoint. He comes to the podium advising the audience about their impending trial in God's courtroom. As your counsel, he provides important information on the judge, charge, penalty, and potential defenses. He ends the presentation with a clear invitation to accept a plea agreement, a pardon, that is possible by receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. For churches, the message is ideal for a Sunday morning service.

If you would to contact Bruce Kugler to speak at your church or organization, he may be reached at