Rewarded For What?
January 23, 2022
Rewarded for What?
A Sermon by Pastor Brent Snook / Jan 23, 2022
Main Bible Text: 2 Corinthians 5:10
“This life is a dress rehearsal for eternity” – Pastor Brent Snook
I. The Measure of the Judgement Seat of Christ
Discipline = The Victor’s Crown
And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 1 Corinthians 9:25
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1
Declaration = The Crown of Rejoicing
For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? 1 Thessalonians 2:19
Desire = The Crown of Righteousness
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:6-8
Discipleship = The Crown of Glory
And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. 1 Peter 5:4
Read also Matthew 20:25-28
Devotion = The Crown of Life
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. James 1:12
“We are formed, shaped, and tested for reliability, and based on our degree of trustworthiness we are given a position of responsibility in the kingdom.” -Iosif Ton
Read also Philippians 3:10, Romans 8:18
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:21
“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all. But whatever I have put in God’s hands, that I still possess.” – Luther
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Matthew 5:11-12
II. The Mourning at the Judgement Seat of Christ
“One day, the curtain of this earthly drama will close,
but it will open in eternity.” – Pastor Snook
Read 2 Peter 3:10-13
Read 1 Corinthians 3:15
There is truly a Reckoning Day coming.
Are you building rewards for it?