Living With Eternity in View

1. What are eternal rewards?

A. Treasures in heaven. Matthew 6:19-20

B. Enjoying the inheritance. Hebrews 6:12

C. Rule or dominion. Luke 19:16-17

D. Divine commendation. Matthew 25:21

E. A royal welcome. 2 Peter 1:11

F. Special treatment. Luke 12:37

G. Rejoicing. 1 Peter 4:12-13; Matthew 25:21

H. Overcomer rewards. Revelation 2:7, Revelation 10:11, 17, 28; Revelation 3:5, 12, 21

I. Wreath crowns. 2 Timothy 4:7-8; James 1:12; Revelation 2:20; 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20; Philippians 4:1; 1 Peter 5:2-4

2. What earns commendation from Christ?

A. The crown of righteousness is awarded for finishing the race of life righteously, with our eyes on Jesus, excitedly anticipating His return. 2 Timothy 4:7-8

 B. The crown of life is given to those who persevere under trial. James 1:12; Revelation 2:20; Matthew 5:11-12

C. The crown of joy is given to those who minister to needs of people, especially in the area of evangelism. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20; Philippians 4:1

D. The crown of glory is given to those who faithfully carry out leadership responsibilities in God's church. 1 Peter 5:2-4

3. What is the point? Don't waste your life!


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