Campfire Bible Study: Crowns For Christ

Opening Prayer:   Leader of the Class (Pray for guidance, understanding
and patience in studying)
Life Lesson and Reading:  Revelation 19
Additional Readings:  Matthew 5:10-16; 10:40-42; Revelation 19:6-9

Why don’t people like to hear about the coming of our Lord and Savior?
Romans 14:10-12—Bema Seat applies to Christian Judgment!

How do we earn Gifts and Crowns and Attend the Bema Seat?
Accepting Jesus Christ as Your Personal Savior! Repent! Grow In God’s Word!
Gifts are given by God:  1 Corinthians 12:1-14 (To be recognized as one body!)
Gifts are given by Jesus:  John 10:10 (Jesus gave His life for us!)
Gifts are given by Holy Spirit: Romans 8:26-28
Once the gifts are exercised in the service to the Lord, then crowns are earned!  Christ set an example by first wearing a crown of thorns:  Matthew 27:29

Four/Five Crowns

  1. Crown of Life:  Sufferer’s (Trials)/Endurance and Persevere:
    Repent; patiently endure the present trials and testing of life
    .  Luke 9:23,24; James 1:12; Rev. 2:10; 3:11;3:5;  Authority:  Luke 19:17
  1. Crown of Incorruptible:  Runner’s/Controlling Oneself/Self Discipline
  2. Crown of Righteousness:  Watching For Christ’s Return (Rapture);

Be filled with the Holy Spirit. Put off fleshly desires and appetites of the body. Turn from the things of the world.1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Galatians 5:22-2

Keeping and Guarding the Faith; Mature in the Word. Put on the fruits of the Spirit consistently.  Keep the faith. Love His appearing.   2 Timothy 4:7,8; 1 Thess 2:19,20; Righteousness:  Matthew 15:21; 2Cor 11:2; Rev. 21:9
  3.  Crown of Glory/Rejoicing:  Leaders/Ministers/Teachers; (Shepherds Crown)  Christians that continue to seek the Kingdom of Heaven. Be a soul winner.  Tend, lead and nourish the flock (i.e., Exercise spiritual gifts in building up and edifying the body of Christ). This requires a  knowledge of the Scriptures.  1 Peter 5:1-4; Phil 4:1-4; 1 Thess 2:19; Authority:  Matthew 24:47

These are the BRIDE OF CHRIST:  2 Corinthians 11:12; Rev 21:9
What is the judgment of Christians?  Endure, waiting patiently!  Revelation 4:1—Rapture!

  1. Can you lose your Crown?  2 John 1:8; Revelation 3:10,11; 2 Thess 1:9
  2. What do we do with our Crowns?  2 John 8; Revelation 4:9-11
  3. What is: He Reaps What He Sows?  2 Cor 9:6,7; Rev 14:11; Heb 2:2.3
  4. What is our final reward?  Romans 6:23; Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 3:29  (Eternal Damnation or Eternal Life) Luke 3:17; 2 Peter 2:9,10
  5. What is the most rewarding statement Christians want to hear from Jesus? Matthew 25:21,23  -  Heavenly Rewards!

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