Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 7/16/2017

Sunday’s message in our Real Answers about Heaven series was called Judgment and Eternal Rewards, taken from 2 Corinthians 5:10. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. What will happen on the Day of Judgment?
   A. Everyone will appear before the Lord for judgment
      – Romans 14:12; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:11-15
   B. God will judge your salvation according to your faith in Christ
      – Ephesians 2:8-10; Revelation 21:27
   C. God will judge your works according to what you have done
      – 2 Corinthians 5:10; Ephesians 6:8; Revelation 22:12

II. What kinds of rewards will God give his people?
   A. The difference between your inheritance and your rewards
      – Romans 8:16-17; Colossians 3:24; 1 Peter 1:3-5
   B. Your rewards in heaven will correspond to your deeds on earth
      – 1 Corinthians 3:10-14; Revelation 14:13
   C. Five different crowns mentioned in the Bible:
      1) the crown of victory – for those who practice self-discipline
         (1 Corinthians 9:25)
      2) the crown of rejoicing – for those who lead others to Christ
         (1 Thessalonians 2:19-20)
      3) the crown of righteousness – for those who long for Christ’s appearing
         (2 Timothy 4:8)
      4) the crown of life – for those who persevere through trials and persecution
         (Matt 5:11-12; James 1:12; Revelation 2:10)
      5) the crown of glory – for those who faithfully shepherd God’s people
         (1 Peter 5:4)

III. What will we do with our rewards?
   A. We will receive them with gladness (Matthew 25:23)
   B. There will be no jealousy or pride (Rom 12:10; 1 Cor 12:26)
   C. We will give all the glory to God (Revelation 4:10-11)

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