Opening Prayer:Â Â Leader of the Class (Pray for guidance, understanding
and patience in studying)
Life Lesson and Reading:Â Revelation 19
Additional Readings:Â Matthew 5:10-16; 10:40-42; Revelation 19:6-9
Why donâ€™t people like to hear about the coming of our Lord and Savior?
Romans 14:10-12â€”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 Godâ€™s Word!
Gifts are given by God:Â 1 Corinthians 12:1-14 (To be recognized as one body!)
Gifts are given by Jesus:Â 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!Â Christ set an example by first wearing a crown of thorns:Â Matthew 27:29
- Crown of Life:Â Suffererâ€™s (Trials)/Endurance and Persevere:
Repent; patiently endure the present trials and testing of life. Â Luke 9:23,24; James 1:12; Rev. 2:10; 3:11;3:5;Â Authority:Â Luke 19:17
- Crown of Incorruptible:Â Runnerâ€™s/Controlling Oneself/Self Discipline
- Crown of Righteousness:Â Watching For Christâ€™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. Â Keep the faith. Love His appearing.Â Â 2 Timothy 4:7,8; 1 Thess 2:19,20; Righteousness:Â Matthew 15:21; 2Cor 11:2; Rev. 21:9
Â 3.Â Crown of Glory/Rejoicing:Â Leaders/Ministers/Teachers; (Shepherds Crown)Â Christians that continue to seek the Kingdom of Heaven. Be a soul winner.Â Tend, lead and nourish the flock (i.e., Exercise spiritual gifts in building up and edifying the body of Christ). This requires a Â knowledge of the Scriptures.Â 1 Peter 5:1-4; Phil 4:1-4; 1 Thess 2:19; Authority:Â Matthew 24:47
These are the BRIDE OF CHRIST:Â 2 Corinthians 11:12; Rev 21:9
What is the judgment of Christians?Â Endure, waiting patiently!Â Revelation 4:1â€”Rapture!
- Can you lose your Crown?Â 2 John 1:8; Revelation 3:10,11; 2 Thess 1:9
- What do we do with our Crowns?Â 2 John 8; Revelation 4:9-11
- What is: He Reaps What He Sows?Â 2 Cor 9:6,7; Rev 14:11; Heb 2:2.3
- What is our final reward?Â Romans 6:23; Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 3:29Â (Eternal Damnation or Eternal Life) Luke 3:17; 2 Peter 2:9,10
- What is the most rewarding statement Christians want to hear from Jesus? Matthew 25:21,23Â -Â Heavenly Rewards!
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