SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHING FOR SUNDAY 3RD AUGUST, 2014

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL: August 3, 2014

ETERNAL REWARD

MEMORY VERSE: “And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or
sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.”
– Matthew 19:29

BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 CORINTHIANS 9:16-27

INTRODUCTION:

The scriptures say do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain. It also says the labourer is worthy of his reward. So, God has a reward for all that make it to the kingdom. We shall one day cross to the other side where we shall have exceeding and eternal weight of glory – 2 Corinthians 4: 17; Psalm 37:34; Psalm 91 :8.

OUTLINES

1. TYPES OF REWARD
2. OTHER TYPES OF REWARD

TYPES OF REWARD

Jesus Christ has prepared crowns for rulers in His coming kingdom. These
crowns and their qualifications are:

1. The crown of life – James 1:2. The qualification for this is that you must have endured temptation and remain faithful. Other qualifications include overcoming evil, loving the Lord and faithful unto death – Rev.2:10.
2. The incorruptible crown – 1 Corinthians 9:24-25. This is for those who patiently run the race to Heaven and who are temperate in all things.
3. The crown of rejoicing – 1 Thessalonians 2:19.You must be a soul winner to receive this crown.
4. The crown of glory – 1 Peter 5:4. A crown for true pastors, missionaries and teachers.
5. The crown of righteousness – 2 Timothy 4:8. It is for those expecting the Lord. They are earnestly waiting for His coming.

OTHER TYPES OF REWARD

Apart from crowns and leadership positions in His kingdom as kings and priests, the believer will also be privileged to:

i. Reign with Christ– Romans 8:17-18.
ii. Behold His face – Psalm 17:15; Revelations 22:4.
iii. Inherit all things – Revelations 21:7.
iv. Shine as a star – Daniel 12:3.
v. Be a pillar in the temple of God – Revelations 3:12.
vi. Have access to the tree of life – Revelations 22:1-5; 22:14.
vii. Be glorified with Christ – Galatians 4:7

CONCLUSION

Knowing that we have these wonderful rewards in serving God, what manner of people should we be? -1 John 3:2-3.

Questions

1. List the various types of crowns.
2. List what qualifies you to have these crowns.
3. What other rewards will Christians receive?

Blessed Week with the Holy Spirit

MONDAY: 1 Corinthians 15:58 – Your labour is not in vain.
TUESDAY: 1 Thessalonians 1:3 – Your labour of love is remembered.
WEDNESDAY: Jeremiah 31:16-17 – Thus saith the Lord
THURSDAY: Proverbs 25:21-22 – Take care of your enemy.
FRIDAY: Psalm103:10 – Thank God for His mercies.
SATURDAY: Revelations 22:12 – Will you tarry to the end?
SUNDAY: John 8:51 – You are assured of eternal life if you obey God.

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