The Bema of Christ
Category: Christian Life
Speaker: Bill Knepper
I. Salvation is a free gift from God by faith.
A. The one who believes in Jesus Christ is not condemned.
John 3:18; 5:24; 6:37; Rom 8:1; 1 Cor 11:32
B. The one who does not believe is judged. Rev 20:11-15
Ii. The Lord has promised a reward for faithful service.
A. Be faithful in giving. Matt 6:1-4
B. Be faithful in prayer. Matt 6:5-8
C. Be diligent to receive the full reward. 2 John 8
See also Matt 25:45-46; 26:14-30
III. The Judgment Seat of Christ is the place of reward.
A. The Lord sees the attitude of the heart. Eph 6:8
B. Every believer appears before the Bema. 2 Cor 5:10
C. The works that survive will receive a reward. 1 Cor 3:14
Conclusion: Jesus will reward faithful service of His own in a way that is just, worthwhile and appropriate.
Tags: eschatology, glory, jesus, jesús, john, judgement, revelation, visions