Many evangelical Christians are unaware of the significance of the doctrine of reward though it is clearly taught all through scripture. The NT mentions eternal rewards 27 times & prizes 3 times. Rev 22:12 teaches that Jesus Himself labored and suffered not only because of His great love for us, but to receive the reward of His suffering – US!
In most churches today the focus is on the here and now rather than eternity, even though the here and after was the topic of much of Christ’s teachings. We hear how to be saved from hell, though less than even 10 years ago. While a “get out of hell free” card is a good motivator, believers need a greater long term vision so they can live a righteous & fruitful life here on earth, especially with all of the temptations and trials. The heavenly rewards mentioned by Jesus, Paul and others encourage us to finish the race well and Christians need to have an eternal Kingdom vision! (Pro. 29:18)
Too many believers are unaware that how they live here on earth will determine not just their eternal destination, but also:
Here are some interesting thoughts about rewards!
Pastor Marc Lawson
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