Pastor Ian provided an update on missions and then talked about the joy of receiving our heavenly reward.
In Matthew 25:14 Jesus teaches using a parable about the ruler who rewards his servants who worked with his assets while he was away. When the ruler returns two servants have doubled his assets. In Matthew 25:21-22 the ruler is happy to see that two servants expanded his assets and invited them to take part in his joy. God wants to reward us and there is joy in this.
In Matthew 6:19-20 Jesus councils us to lay up treasures in heaven.
1 Corinthians 3:8 tells us we will receive our reward according to our labour.
In Revelations 22:12 Jesus tells us he is coming soon and His reward is with Him to pay each one for what he has done.
2 Corinthians 5:10 tells us we must appear before the judgement seat so we can be paid back for what we have done.
1 Corinthians 4:5 tells us to wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.
1 Corinthians 3:13 tells us their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work.
1 Corinthians 3:14 says if what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward.
1 John 2:28 tells us we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.
James 1:2 tells is there will be a crown of life.
1 Thessalonians 2:19 tells us there will be a crown of rejoicing.
2 Timothy 4:8 tells us there will be a crown of righteousness.
1 Peter 5:4 tells us when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
Matthew 6:6 tells us your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you openly.
Matthew 25:37-40 tells us “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Luke 6:35 tells us our rewards will be great.
Colossians 3:23 tells us to work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.
In John 15:11 Jesus says I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
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