ETERNAL REWARD

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL


LESSON FIFTY-ONE Sunday, 21st August 2016


ETERNAL REWARDS


MEMORY VERSE: “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” Revelation 22:12


BIBLE PASSAGE: Luke 19:11-19
 11  And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear 

 12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return 

 13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come 

 14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying We will not have this man to reign over us.

 15 And it came to pass that when he was returned having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading 

 16 Then came the first, saying Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.

 17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

 18 And the second came saying Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.

 19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.
INTRODUCTION
Reward is something given to or received by someone in appreciation for work done. Reward could either be positive or negative, depending on the nature of what is done, whether good or bad (Esther 6:1-3,11; 2 Kings 5:26-27). Usually, the quality of the reward is proportional to the quality of the work done. Also, there is earthly and heavenly reward. Earthly reward is temporal while heavenly reward is eternal (John 6:27).
—LESSON OUTLINES—-


1. FUTURE GLORY AND REWARDS FOR THE VICTORS

2. CONDITIONS FOR PARTAKING OF THE FUTURE GLORY AND ETERNAL REWARDS

3. CROWNS FOR THE SAINTS


1. FUTURE GLORY AND REWARDS FOR THE VICTORS

Believers who endure to the end in Christ will enjoy the following glory. They will reign with Christ (2Timothy 2:12), have free and unlimited access to the tree of life (Revelations 2:7), have power over nations (Revelations 2:26), be clothed in white raiment(Revelations 3:5a), be the pride of Jesus before the Father and the angels (Revelations 3:5c), behold the awesome glory of Christ (John 17:24), be pillars in the presence of the Father (Revelations 3:12), be seated with Christ on His throne (Revelations 3:21), inherit all things (Revelations 21 :7), and shine as the stars (Daniel 12:3).
CONDITIONS FOR FUTURE GLORY AND ETERNAL REWARDS
Those who desire to partake of the future glory and reward must:
1. Be faithful to God till the end (Luke 19:17; 1Corinthians 4:2).

2. Overcome every form of temptation and ungodliness in the world (James 1:12).

3. Be diligent in the business of the Master (Hebrews 6:11-12; Luke 19: 13).

4. Live a consistent lifestyle of holiness (1John 3:2-3).

5. Endure trials offaith (2Timothy 2:10).

6. Diligently seek the Lord in all things till the end (Hebrews 11:6).

7. Willing to forsake all things to follow Christ (Matthew 19:27, 29).
CROWNS FOR THE SAINTS
Different crowns would be given to the saints who endure to the end. 
These include:
1. Incorruptible crown for those who finish the race well and strong (1Corinthians 9:24-25).

2. Crown of rejoicing for the soul-winners (1Thessalonians2:16-19).

3. Crown of righteousness for those waiting for the coming of Christ (2 Timothy 4:8).

4. Crown of glory for the true and committed ministers of the gospel (1 Peter 5:4).

5. Crown of life for those who are faithful till the end (IRevelations 2:10).
CONCLUSION
To have the hope of receiving any eternal reward you must first make it to heaven. To make it to Heaven, you must be born again and be holy (John 3:3). Beloved, are you truly born again?
QUESTIONS
1. What are the future glory and rewards that await the victors?

2. What are the conditions for future glory and rewards?

3. Mention four types of crowns and for whom?
Have a blessed week with the Holy Spirit.

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