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  • male announcer:For millennia,
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  • humans have lookedup into the sky
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  • and wonderedwhat lies ahead of them
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  • in the afterlife.
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  • Our souls innately desirean answer to what is perhaps
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  • life's greatest mystery, thatwhich awaits us when we walk
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  • through the door into the worldbeyond, but God doesn't conceal
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  • the details about youreternal resting place.
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  • Look in God's Word and you'llfind a glimpse into heaven:
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  • streets brighter than gold,
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  • God's radiant throne,
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  • and the eternal homeof Jesus Christ.
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  • All the magnificent detailsare written in the pages
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  • of Scripture; what heavenwill look like,
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  • how your soul will get there,
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  • if you'll be reunited withloved ones once you arrive,
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  • and how your body will appearfor eternity.
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  • That is about just a sliver ofwhat we can know about eternity,
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  • which promises to be a placebeyond your wildest dreams.
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  • All you have to do is openthe Bible and you'll find
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  • that inside God is revealingthe mysteries of heaven.
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  • Now, here's your hostand Bible teacher,
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah.
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Welcometo our current teaching series,
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  • "Revealing the Mysteriesof Heaven."
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  • You and I know that when we makesensible choices in our diet,
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  • our reward is good health.
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  • And when we cultivate growthin our spiritual life,
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  • we reap the rewards of peace,joy, and contentment.
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  • When we have a good drivingrecord, our behavior is rewarded
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  • by discounted insurance rates.
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  • You see, rewards are built intothe very fabric of our lives
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  • at every level,even at the spiritual level.
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  • The expectation of knowingfuture rewards are coming
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  • should motivate us to live livestoday that are pleasing to God.
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  • I've titled today's message"Heavens Oscars,"
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  • to make the point thatthe grandest awards this earth
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  • has to offer can't comparewith the rewards in store
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  • for Christians in heaven.
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  • Today, you'll learn what thoserewards are and how to make sure
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  • you receive them on this editionof "Turning Point."
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  • announcer: We all havequestions about heaven
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  • and many of us assume thatwe can't know the answers,
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  • but nothing could befurther from the truth.
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  • God's Word is full of detailedinformation about heaven
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  • if we only know where to look.
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  • Inside Dr. Jeremiah's book,
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  • "Revealing the Mysteriesof Heaven,"
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah will lead youthrough God's Word,
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  • uncovering the answersto your pressing questions
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  • about the world beyond,including,
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  • if you've lost a child,will you be reunited in heaven,
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  • how are our soulstransported to heaven,
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  • and where exactly is it located?
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  • As you read, you'll discoverthat the more you know about
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  • heaven, the more you'll livein the reality that awaits you
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  • every day.
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  • This inspiring book is onlyavailable from "Turning Point,"
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  • and it's yours as a thank youwhen you give a gift
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  • which includesDr. Jeremiah's book,
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  • study guide,his current teaching series
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  • on your choice of CDor DVD album,
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  • Don't miss out on the scripturallook at your future home,
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  • only from "Turning Point."
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  • Contact us today.
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  • female announcer: Thank youfor watching
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  • "Revealing the Mysteriesof Heaven"
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  • here on "Turning Point,"
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  • timeless teachingfrom Dr. David Jeremiah.
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  • We appreciate your viewershipas "Turning Point" delivers
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  • the unchanging Word of Godto an ever-changing world.
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  • And now, here is Dr. Jeremiahwith his message,
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  • "Heaven's Oscars."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: We haveAcademy Awards,
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  • and we have Choice Awards,and Prism Awards,
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  • and Screen Actors Guild Awards,and Country Music Awards,
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  • and Grammy Awards,and Soap Opera Digest Awards.
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  • It seems as ifwe're into awards.
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  • But there's an award day coming,and there are Oscars
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  • to be given out like the worldhas never ever dreamed of.
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  • I need to tell you that when wetalk about rewards in heaven,
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  • a lot of people geta little nervous
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  • because there's this mentalitythat a lot of folks have;
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  • that if you're living for Godout of the love for your heart,
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  • why would you want any award?
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  • Why would you need a reward?
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  • They say something like, "Well,you know, if you give an award
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  • to someone for good worksas a Christian,
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  • that's like trying to get yourchildren to be good by offering
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  • them candy, which they viewas an inferior strategy."
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  • Some people say, "We should notbe lured into goodness
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  • by promises of a bonus,for goodness is its own reward."
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  • While that argument soundslogical and spiritual,
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  • it is entirely out of harmonywith what the Bible teaches.
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  • The Bible never defendsthe concept of rewards.
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  • The idea is acceptedas if it is the most natural
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  • and normal thingfor us to expect.
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  • As you read through the Bible,starting even
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  • in the Old Testament,you discover that rewards
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  • is a common theme.
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  • And as you read the Biblewith that in mind,
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  • things start jumping offthe page everywhere you go.
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  • Starts in the Old Testamentin places like Psalm 58:11
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  • that says, "So that men willsay, 'Surely there is a reward
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  • for the righteous.
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  • Surely he is God who judgesin the earth.'"
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  • Or Psalm 62:12,"Also to you, O Lord,
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  • belongs mercy; for you renderto each one
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  • according to his work."
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  • When you cometo the New Testament,
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  • the New Testamentopens with the Lord's promise
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  • of rewards in the beatitudes.
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  • You remember this passagein Matthew 5:11 and 12:
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  • "Blessed are you when theyrevile you and persecute you,
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  • say all kinds of evil againstyou falsely for my sake.
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  • Rejoice and be exceedingly glad,
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  • for great is your rewardin heaven."
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  • When you go all the way throughthe New Testament and you come
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  • to the last book in the Bible,Revelation 22, verse 12 says,
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  • "And behold,I am coming quickly,
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  • and my reward is with me."
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  • And throughout the entireNew Testament,
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  • rewards are assumed to be
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  • a part of the Christians'future experience.
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  • Hebrews 6:10 through 12 saysthat God is not unjust
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  • to forget your workand your labor of love
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  • which you have showntoward his name.
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  • Luke 18:29 and 30 says,"Assuredly, I say to you,
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  • there is no one who has lefthouse or parents or brothers
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  • or wife or children for the sakeof the kingdom of God,
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  • who shall not receive many timesmore in this present time
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  • and in the age to comeeternal life."
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  • Now, let's talk about howthis is going to happen.
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  • First of all, let's look atthe day of heaven's rewards.
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  • The Bible tells us that afterthe church, all of the believers
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  • are taken to heavenby the rapture or resurrection.
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  • Individual believerswill be judged for their works
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  • as Christians and specialrewards will be handed out.
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  • This is the clear teachingof the Word of God;
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  • that even though we have beensaved from our sin, one day
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  • you and I are going to standbefore the Lord Jesus Christ
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  • at the judgment seat, sometimesreferred to as the bema seat,
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  • and the Lord is going to judgeus for our conduct
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  • and for our workas a believer.
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  • Romans 14:12 says, "So then eachof us shall give an account
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  • of himself to God."
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  • That's speaking to believers.
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  • 2 Corinthians 5:10 says,"For we must all appear
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  • before the judgment seatof Christ, that each may
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  • receive the things done inthe body according to what
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  • he has done,whether good or bad."
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  • Now, at that day we calljudgment day, Jesus Christ
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  • will see--listen to me now.
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  • He will see throughall of our posturing
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  • and all of our spinning of whowe are and what we do.
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  • He will see into our heartfor the motives,
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  • for the reasons whywe do what we do.
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  • He will get past allthe exterior things
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  • that we want others to see andhe will see us, and he does now.
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  • Notice Paul says that everyone'swork will become clear.
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  • So on that day,the judgment day,
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  • the day of heaven's Oscars,
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  • the day of heaven'sAcademy Awards,
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  • we are going to one by one
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  • be judged by the Lord Jesusat the judgment seat,
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  • not for our salvation.
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  • We're going to be judged forwhat we have done as believers
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  • between the momentof our salvation
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  • and when we ultimatelystand before him.
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  • Let's notice, secondly, thedistinction of heaven's awards.
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  • The judgment seat of Christ isnot the final exam for heaven.
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  • Now, a lot of people think thatone day you're going to stand
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  • before God in heaven's vestibuleand he's going to judge you
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  • for all of your works.
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  • If you've done enoughgood works, you'll get in.
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  • If you haven't done enoughgood works, you won't.
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  • That is an absolute errorbecause the Bible
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  • doesn't teach that.
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  • The Bible teaches us that wewho have trusted Christ
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  • will never again face our sin.
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  • It is forever behind usand it is over.
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  • Galatians 1:4 says, "Who gavehimself for our sins,
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  • that he might deliver us fromthis present evil age
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  • according to the will of our Godand Father."
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  • 1 Corinthians 15:3 says, "ForI deliver to you first of all
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  • that which I also received,that Christ died for our sins
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  • according to the Scriptures."
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  • 1 John 2:12 says, "I writeto you, little children,
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  • because your sins are forgivenfor his name's sake."
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  • Romans 8:1 says, "There istherefore now no condemnation
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  • for those who arein Christ Jesus."
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  • Let me just explain this again.
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  • When you accepted Jesus Christas your Savior,
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  • all of your sins, past, present,and future, were forgiven.
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  • His blood covered it all,paid the debt for it all.
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  • You will never againhave to stand before God
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  • and give an answer for your sin.
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  • Jesus paid it all,and all to him will.
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  • The Bible saysin the Book of Ephesians,
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  • that by the grace of God
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  • we have been saved throughfaith and not of ourselves.
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  • "It is the gift of God;not of works,
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  • lest any man should boast."
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  • Then it says in the next verse,"For we are his workmanship,
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  • created in Christ Jesusunto good works
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  • that we should walk in them."
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  • No, we're not saved bygood works, we're saved
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  • for the purpose of doinggood works.
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  • So that after we becomeChristians, we're to let our
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  • light so shine that men will seeour good works and glorify
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  • our Father who is in heaven.
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  • So are we together now?Here's what's going to happen.
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  • We're either going to be alivewhen Jesus comes and be caught
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  • up or we're going to be dead andour bodies will be in the grave.
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  • We'll already be with Jesusin our spirit,
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  • and our grave will open.
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  • We'll go up to be with the Lord.
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  • And as soon as we get to heaven,while the tribulation is going
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  • on down here on this earth,we each one are going to have
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  • our moment before the Lord forhim to say to us, hopefully,
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  • "Well done, goodand faithful servant.
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  • Enter into the joyof your Lord."
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  • That's what I wantto happen to me.
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  • Amen?
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  • Now, interestingly enough,in the Bible
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  • there are some Oscarsdescribed for us.
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  • And this is not by any meansall of the awards that are
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  • going to be given, but thereare five crowns that are listed
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  • in the New Testament for certainthings and it might surprise you
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  • some of the things that the Lordis going to reward when we stand
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  • before him someday.
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  • Number one, there'sthe victor's crown.
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  • It is recorded for us in1 Corinthians 9:25 through 27.
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  • "Everyone who competesfor the prize
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  • is temperate in all things.
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  • Now they do it to obtaina perishable crown,
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  • but we do itfor an imperishable crown.
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  • Therefore I run thus,not with uncertainty.
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  • Thus I fight not as one whobeats the air, but I discipline
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  • my body and bring it intosubjection; lest when I have
  • 00:12:38.697 --> 00:12:42.034
  • preached to others, I myselfshould become disqualified."
  • 00:12:42.067 --> 00:12:45.237
  • Paul's point is that athleteswho expect to win
  • 00:12:45.271 --> 00:12:48.207
  • must train diligently.
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  • Walking with God demandspersonal sacrifice;
  • 00:12:50.176 --> 00:12:54.380
  • sacrifice of thingsnot necessarily evil,
  • 00:12:54.413 --> 00:12:57.583
  • but which prevent the fulldevotion of our soul to God.
  • 00:12:57.616 --> 00:13:01.020
  • In an age of luxury, likethe time in which we live,
  • 00:13:01.053 --> 00:13:04.023
  • the words have real significancefor serious-minded servants
  • 00:13:04.056 --> 00:13:07.092
  • of Christ.
  • 00:13:07.126 --> 00:13:08.427
  • If you want to win an award,if you want to be standing
  • 00:13:08.460 --> 00:13:11.063
  • there receiving a crown, you'regoing to have to say no to some
  • 00:13:11.096 --> 00:13:14.233
  • things so that you can say yesto some other things.
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  • You can't live thispleasure-gorged life
  • 00:13:17.002 --> 00:13:20.005
  • that we've taught ourselves isnormal in our culture today.
  • 00:13:20.039 --> 00:13:23.843
  • You have to learn how to turnoff the television sometimes
  • 00:13:23.876 --> 00:13:26.378
  • so you can study to prepareyour lesson.
  • 00:13:26.412 --> 00:13:28.914
  • You have to learn how to get upwhen you don't feel like getting
  • 00:13:28.948 --> 00:13:30.850
  • up in the morning so you can getinto the Word of God
  • 00:13:30.883 --> 00:13:32.985
  • and be ready for the day.
  • 00:13:33.018 --> 00:13:34.787
  • You have to take time awayfrom all the things that you
  • 00:13:34.820 --> 00:13:36.956
  • want to do so you can getthe Scripture in your heart.
  • 00:13:36.989 --> 00:13:39.792
  • You got to take a night outof your week once in a while
  • 00:13:39.825 --> 00:13:41.961
  • and go talk tosomebody about Jesus.
  • 00:13:41.994 --> 00:13:43.829
  • All of this is hard and it takesdiscipline, and the Bible says
  • 00:13:43.863 --> 00:13:46.966
  • that a person who won't dothat can't--he can't be
  • 00:13:46.999 --> 00:13:50.603
  • a candidate for this award.
  • 00:13:50.636 --> 00:13:53.072
  • This award is given to thosewho discipline their body
  • 00:13:53.105 --> 00:13:56.275
  • as Paul did, who keep their bodyunder control,
  • 00:13:56.308 --> 00:14:01.146
  • and they become candidatesfor the victor's crown.
  • 00:14:01.180 --> 00:14:04.316
  • And the Bible doesn't say wehave to be perfect in this,
  • 00:14:04.350 --> 00:14:06.318
  • but we have to be in training.
  • 00:14:06.352 --> 00:14:09.255
  • Are you in training?
  • 00:14:09.288 --> 00:14:10.823
  • Are you in training to servethe Lord?
  • 00:14:10.856 --> 00:14:12.691
  • Are you trying to ask the Lordto help you
  • 00:14:12.725 --> 00:14:14.426
  • become a better servant?
  • 00:14:14.460 --> 00:14:16.262
  • God honors your heartin this matter.
  • 00:14:16.295 --> 00:14:19.231
  • Then there's the crownof rejoicing.
  • 00:14:19.265 --> 00:14:20.699
  • That's the second one,and you find that in
  • 00:14:20.733 --> 00:14:22.635
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:19.
  • 00:14:22.668 --> 00:14:24.670
  • This is what it says.
  • 00:14:24.703 --> 00:14:26.505
  • "For what is our hope or joyor crown of rejoicing?"
  • 00:14:26.538 --> 00:14:32.177
  • Paul asked the Thessaloniansthis question.
  • 00:14:32.211 --> 00:14:33.913
  • He says, "What is our crownof rejoicing?"
  • 00:14:33.946 --> 00:14:36.582
  • And then he answers itin the next phrase.
  • 00:14:36.615 --> 00:14:38.817
  • He said, "It is even youin the presence
  • 00:14:38.851 --> 00:14:41.987
  • of our Lord Jesus Christat his coming."
  • 00:14:42.021 --> 00:14:44.189
  • What is he talking about?
  • 00:14:44.223 --> 00:14:45.824
  • He's saying that the crown ofrejoicing is the crown you get
  • 00:14:45.858 --> 00:14:49.295
  • because you led someoneto Christ.
  • 00:14:49.328 --> 00:14:51.430
  • He said, "Thessalonians,let me tell you what
  • 00:14:51.463 --> 00:14:53.332
  • the crown of rejoicing is.
  • 00:14:53.365 --> 00:14:54.733
  • It's you because weministered to you.
  • 00:14:54.767 --> 00:14:57.803
  • And someday when we standbefore the Lord, you're going
  • 00:14:57.836 --> 00:14:59.605
  • to be there because we hada ministry to you."
  • 00:14:59.638 --> 00:15:02.141
  • Sometimes it's calleda soul winner's crown.
  • 00:15:02.174 --> 00:15:04.209
  • Let's notice the third one,the crown of righteousness.
  • 00:15:04.243 --> 00:15:06.178
  • It's found in 2 Timothy 4:8.
  • 00:15:06.211 --> 00:15:08.447
  • Watch this.
  • 00:15:08.480 --> 00:15:10.015
  • "Finally, there's laid up for methe crown of righteousness,
  • 00:15:10.049 --> 00:15:11.483
  • which the Lord,the righteous judge,
  • 00:15:11.517 --> 00:15:13.585
  • will give to me on that day.
  • 00:15:13.619 --> 00:15:15.254
  • And not to me only, but also toall who love his appearing."
  • 00:15:15.287 --> 00:15:18.157
  • Now, Paul is preparedto meet the Lord.
  • 00:15:18.190 --> 00:15:21.460
  • He is certain of his own eminentdeath as he writes this.
  • 00:15:21.493 --> 00:15:24.630
  • He is content with his recordof service and confident
  • 00:15:24.663 --> 00:15:27.533
  • of his reception by the Savior.
  • 00:15:27.566 --> 00:15:29.301
  • And Paul's use ofthe athletic metaphor is
  • 00:15:29.335 --> 00:15:31.136
  • a special descriptiveof the life of a believer
  • 00:15:31.170 --> 00:15:33.472
  • because it describes struggle,endurance, discipline,
  • 00:15:33.505 --> 00:15:36.709
  • and final victory.
  • 00:15:36.742 --> 00:15:38.510
  • The crown of righteousness isreserved for those who have
  • 00:15:38.544 --> 00:15:41.180
  • a longing for the Lord Jesus,who look for Jesus to come back.
  • 00:15:41.213 --> 00:15:45.584
  • Then there's the crown of life,number four.
  • 00:15:45.617 --> 00:15:48.554
  • James 1:12 and Revelation 2:10.
  • 00:15:48.587 --> 00:15:50.990
  • This is pretty easyto understand.
  • 00:15:51.023 --> 00:15:52.391
  • "Blessed is the man who endurestesting; for when he has been
  • 00:15:52.424 --> 00:15:55.561
  • approved, he will receivethe crown of life
  • 00:15:55.594 --> 00:15:58.030
  • which the Lord has promisedto those who love him."
  • 00:15:58.063 --> 00:16:00.332
  • Revelation 2:10: "Do not fearany of these things
  • 00:16:00.366 --> 00:16:03.102
  • which you are about to suffer.
  • 00:16:03.135 --> 00:16:04.703
  • Indeed, the devil is about tothrow some of you into prison,
  • 00:16:04.737 --> 00:16:06.839
  • that you may be tested and youwill have tribulation ten days.
  • 00:16:06.872 --> 00:16:09.675
  • Be faithful until death,and I will give you
  • 00:16:09.708 --> 00:16:11.744
  • the crown of life."
  • 00:16:11.777 --> 00:16:13.512
  • Now watch this.
  • 00:16:13.545 --> 00:16:14.880
  • The crown of life is givenin recognition of enduring
  • 00:16:14.913 --> 00:16:18.117
  • and triumphing over trial andtemptation and persecution,
  • 00:16:18.150 --> 00:16:21.587
  • even to the point of martyrdom.
  • 00:16:21.620 --> 00:16:24.556
  • The motivation has to be lovefor Christ when you go
  • 00:16:24.590 --> 00:16:28.460
  • through the strugglesand the persecutions
  • 00:16:28.494 --> 00:16:31.230
  • that so many have gonethrough to preserve our faith.
  • 00:16:31.263 --> 00:16:35.134
  • Many of those people will bewalking around in the early days
  • 00:16:35.167 --> 00:16:38.037
  • of heaven with this particularcrown of life
  • 00:16:38.070 --> 00:16:40.739
  • because they sufferedpersecution for the cause
  • 00:16:40.773 --> 00:16:43.108
  • of Christ, the crown of life.
  • 00:16:43.142 --> 00:16:45.477
  • And then the last one is thecrown of glory in 1 Peter 5:4,
  • 00:16:45.511 --> 00:16:49.181
  • and I'm a little excitedabout this 'cause
  • 00:16:49.214 --> 00:16:50.649
  • this is the preacher's crown.
  • 00:16:50.682 --> 00:16:53.152
  • This is what it says.
  • 00:16:53.185 --> 00:16:54.586
  • "And when the chief shepherdappears, you will receive
  • 00:16:54.620 --> 00:16:56.121
  • a crown of glory that does notfade away."
  • 00:16:56.155 --> 00:16:58.824
  • This crown is for those who arefaithful shepherds
  • 00:16:58.857 --> 00:17:01.860
  • of the people of Godand for Christian leaders.
  • 00:17:01.894 --> 00:17:04.630
  • He has one out of the fivecrowns that is reserved
  • 00:17:04.663 --> 00:17:07.766
  • for those who are in leadershipand who are shepherds of people.
  • 00:17:07.800 --> 00:17:11.470
  • And you know what?
  • 00:17:11.503 --> 00:17:12.805
  • You don't have to be a pastoror even on a staff.
  • 00:17:12.838 --> 00:17:14.540
  • Maybe you're a shepherdof a small group.
  • 00:17:14.573 --> 00:17:16.442
  • Those of you who arefacilitators and you shepherd
  • 00:17:16.475 --> 00:17:18.477
  • that group and you care aboutall the people that come
  • 00:17:18.510 --> 00:17:20.546
  • every week, you know who theyare, what their names are,
  • 00:17:20.579 --> 00:17:22.915
  • what their challenges are,and you pray for them
  • 00:17:22.948 --> 00:17:24.950
  • and you shepherd them,you're in the running
  • 00:17:24.983 --> 00:17:27.052
  • for the shepherd's crown,for the crown of glory.
  • 00:17:27.086 --> 00:17:31.023
  • Now, have you got all those?Those are just a few.
  • 00:17:31.056 --> 00:17:33.058
  • Those are the five thatare mentioned by name
  • 00:17:33.092 --> 00:17:34.560
  • in the New Testament.
  • 00:17:34.593 --> 00:17:35.928
  • That will give you some ideawhat this is all about.
  • 00:17:35.961 --> 00:17:37.396
  • This is not about beinga Christian.
  • 00:17:37.429 --> 00:17:39.264
  • You already are a Christian.You wouldn't be there.
  • 00:17:39.298 --> 00:17:41.300
  • If you were not a Christian,you will not be in front
  • 00:17:41.333 --> 00:17:43.368
  • of the judgment seat of Christ.
  • 00:17:43.402 --> 00:17:44.703
  • There's another judgment calledthe Great White Throne Judgment
  • 00:17:44.736 --> 00:17:47.439
  • that comes a lot later.
  • 00:17:47.473 --> 00:17:48.874
  • And if you're not a Christian,
  • 00:17:48.907 --> 00:17:50.209
  • you'll get to standbefore that one.
  • 00:17:50.242 --> 00:17:51.543
  • But I want to tell yousomething.
  • 00:17:51.577 --> 00:17:52.878
  • You don't want to be there.
  • 00:17:52.911 --> 00:17:54.213
  • You want to be at this onebecause you will already
  • 00:17:54.246 --> 00:17:56.548
  • be saved, you'll already bein heaven, and the Bible says
  • 00:17:56.582 --> 00:17:58.817
  • some of you are goingto get to heaven
  • 00:17:58.851 --> 00:18:00.419
  • yet so as by smoke or fire.
  • 00:18:00.452 --> 00:18:02.387
  • In other words, you're goingto skip into heaven
  • 00:18:02.421 --> 00:18:04.156
  • with a smell of smokeon your clothes.
  • 00:18:04.189 --> 00:18:05.958
  • I mean, that's kindof how it is,
  • 00:18:05.991 --> 00:18:07.526
  • but you're goingto be in heaven.
  • 00:18:07.559 --> 00:18:08.961
  • Amen?Amen.
  • 00:18:08.994 --> 00:18:10.362
  • But you know what?
  • 00:18:10.395 --> 00:18:11.697
  • I don't want to be therelike that.
  • 00:18:11.730 --> 00:18:13.465
  • Do you?
  • 00:18:13.499 --> 00:18:14.900
  • I'm going to tell you a coupleof reasons why as we come
  • 00:18:14.933 --> 00:18:16.301
  • to the end of this message.
  • 00:18:16.335 --> 00:18:17.903
  • But I want to give you someapplications of how this works
  • 00:18:17.936 --> 00:18:19.771
  • for us today.
  • 00:18:19.805 --> 00:18:21.106
  • Let's take note.
  • 00:18:21.140 --> 00:18:22.474
  • Number one, remember thatthe Lord your--the Lord
  • 00:18:22.508 --> 00:18:25.344
  • himself is your chief reward.
  • 00:18:25.377 --> 00:18:27.312
  • Don't ever forget that.
  • 00:18:27.346 --> 00:18:28.780
  • Whatever else you may getin heaven, the Lord himself
  • 00:18:28.814 --> 00:18:31.283
  • is your chief reward.
  • 00:18:31.316 --> 00:18:32.784
  • In Genesis 15:1 we read,"After these things,
  • 00:18:32.818 --> 00:18:35.254
  • the Word of the Lord cameto Abram in a vision, saying,
  • 00:18:35.287 --> 00:18:37.856
  • 'Do not be afraid.
  • 00:18:37.890 --> 00:18:39.224
  • I am your shield and I am yourexceeding great reward.'"
  • 00:18:39.258 --> 00:18:42.227
  • How many of you knowthe Lord God
  • 00:18:42.261 --> 00:18:43.729
  • is your great reward?
  • 00:18:43.762 --> 00:18:45.297
  • If you never got anything else,you get the Lord,
  • 00:18:45.330 --> 00:18:46.965
  • you got it all, right,amen?
  • 00:18:46.999 --> 00:18:49.501
  • Remember the Lord himselfis your chief reward.
  • 00:18:51.470 --> 00:18:54.273
  • Number two, resist doing worksoutwardly just for the purpose
  • 00:18:54.306 --> 00:18:58.677
  • of getting an award.
  • 00:18:58.710 --> 00:19:00.579
  • The Book of Matthew,the Lord Jesus
  • 00:19:00.612 --> 00:19:02.347
  • has some interesting thingsabout posturing.
  • 00:19:02.381 --> 00:19:03.715
  • I mentioned that earlier.
  • 00:19:03.749 --> 00:19:05.050
  • We're really good at posturingand spinning and play acting.
  • 00:19:05.083 --> 00:19:08.587
  • Listen to this.
  • 00:19:08.620 --> 00:19:10.556
  • Matthew 6:1, "Take heed that youdo not do your charitable deeds
  • 00:19:10.589 --> 00:19:13.592
  • before men,to be seen by them.
  • 00:19:13.625 --> 00:19:16.628
  • Otherwise you havenot--no reward
  • 00:19:16.662 --> 00:19:19.598
  • from your Father in heaven.
  • 00:19:19.631 --> 00:19:21.099
  • But when you do a charitabledeed, do not let your left hand
  • 00:19:21.133 --> 00:19:23.035
  • know what your right hand isdoing, that your charitable deed
  • 00:19:23.068 --> 00:19:25.871
  • may be in secret and your Fatherwho sees in secret
  • 00:19:25.904 --> 00:19:29.408
  • will reward youhimself openly."
  • 00:19:29.441 --> 00:19:32.678
  • If you serve the Lord justso you can get a reward,
  • 00:19:32.711 --> 00:19:36.915
  • it indicates that you don'tunderstand Christianity.
  • 00:19:36.949 --> 00:19:38.517
  • Why do you serve the Lord?Because you love him.
  • 00:19:38.550 --> 00:19:40.953
  • And then reflect on the ultimategoal of any rewards
  • 00:19:40.986 --> 00:19:44.256
  • that you will receive.
  • 00:19:44.289 --> 00:19:46.325
  • What are we going to dowith these crowns?
  • 00:19:46.358 --> 00:19:49.127
  • I don't know what they're goingto look like,
  • 00:19:49.161 --> 00:19:50.762
  • but let me tell you what we'regoing to do with them.
  • 00:19:50.796 --> 00:19:52.130
  • Watch this.
  • 00:19:52.164 --> 00:19:53.599
  • "And the 24 elders fell downbefore him who sits
  • 00:19:53.632 --> 00:19:55.701
  • on the throne and worshipped himwho lives forever and ever,
  • 00:19:55.734 --> 00:20:00.072
  • and they cast their crownsbefore the throne, saying,
  • 00:20:00.105 --> 00:20:05.344
  • 'You are worthy, O Lord,to receive glory and honor
  • 00:20:05.377 --> 00:20:08.013
  • and power; for youcreated all things,
  • 00:20:08.046 --> 00:20:09.781
  • and by your will they existand were created.'"
  • 00:20:09.815 --> 00:20:12.517
  • Did you know that that's goingto happen in heaven?
  • 00:20:12.551 --> 00:20:14.786
  • After we get all our rewards andwe're going to be so excited
  • 00:20:14.820 --> 00:20:17.389
  • about it, then we're goingto see Jesus and we're going
  • 00:20:17.422 --> 00:20:20.592
  • to take the only thing we havethat's in heaven, beside us,
  • 00:20:20.626 --> 00:20:23.929
  • which is the crown he gave us,and we're going to fall down
  • 00:20:23.962 --> 00:20:26.465
  • at his feet and give itto him and say,
  • 00:20:26.498 --> 00:20:28.333
  • "Thank you, Lord,for helping me to be here.
  • 00:20:28.367 --> 00:20:30.702
  • Thank you, Lord, for payingfor my sin.
  • 00:20:30.736 --> 00:20:32.371
  • Thank you, Lord,for being my redeemer.
  • 00:20:32.404 --> 00:20:33.839
  • Haven't got much to give you,but here's my crown."
  • 00:20:33.872 --> 00:20:36.608
  • And, friend, I don't wantto be left out of that.
  • 00:20:36.642 --> 00:20:38.777
  • Do you?
  • 00:20:38.810 --> 00:20:40.212
  • I don't want to be standing inthe background watching
  • 00:20:40.245 --> 00:20:41.847
  • everybody that I knew on thisearth bringing their crowns
  • 00:20:41.880 --> 00:20:43.915
  • and giving themto the Lord Jesus;
  • 00:20:43.949 --> 00:20:45.350
  • and because I was so lazyas a Christian,
  • 00:20:45.384 --> 00:20:48.820
  • so undisciplined as a child ofGod I've got nothing to offer.
  • 00:20:48.854 --> 00:20:53.392
  • That would be a moment.
  • 00:20:53.425 --> 00:20:54.860
  • And I'll tell you what, that isbefore he wipes away all tears.
  • 00:20:54.893 --> 00:20:58.330
  • He wipes away all tears afterthis is over 'cause there are
  • 00:20:58.363 --> 00:21:01.266
  • going to be tears at thatmoment, I promise you.
  • 00:21:01.300 --> 00:21:03.802
  • There was an old missionarycouple who had been working
  • 00:21:03.835 --> 00:21:06.772
  • in Africa for years, and theywere returning to New York City
  • 00:21:06.805 --> 00:21:10.642
  • to retire.
  • 00:21:10.676 --> 00:21:12.044
  • They had no pension.Their health was broken.
  • 00:21:12.077 --> 00:21:16.648
  • They were defeated, discouraged,and afraid.
  • 00:21:16.682 --> 00:21:19.451
  • They discovered,as they got aboard ship, that
  • 00:21:19.484 --> 00:21:23.188
  • they had booked the same shipas President Teddy Roosevelt,
  • 00:21:23.221 --> 00:21:25.791
  • who was returning from Africa
  • 00:21:25.824 --> 00:21:27.592
  • in one of his big gamehunting expeditions.
  • 00:21:27.626 --> 00:21:31.530
  • No one paid attention to them.
  • 00:21:31.563 --> 00:21:33.098
  • They watched the fanfare thataccompanied the president's
  • 00:21:33.131 --> 00:21:36.368
  • entourage with passengerstrying to catch a glimpse
  • 00:21:36.401 --> 00:21:39.471
  • of this great man, whereverhe was aboard ship.
  • 00:21:39.504 --> 00:21:42.040
  • As the ship moved acrossthe ocean, the old missionary
  • 00:21:42.074 --> 00:21:45.043
  • said to his wife,"Something's wrong.
  • 00:21:45.077 --> 00:21:47.646
  • Why should we have givenour lives in faithful service
  • 00:21:47.679 --> 00:21:50.682
  • for God in Africa all these manyyears and have no one care
  • 00:21:50.716 --> 00:21:53.885
  • a thing about us?
  • 00:21:53.919 --> 00:21:55.587
  • Here, this man comes backfrom a hunting trip
  • 00:21:55.620 --> 00:21:57.923
  • and everybody makesmuch over him,
  • 00:21:57.956 --> 00:22:00.058
  • but nobody givestwo hoots about us."
  • 00:22:00.092 --> 00:22:03.729
  • And this dear man's wife said,
  • 00:22:03.762 --> 00:22:05.530
  • "Honey, you shouldn'tfeel that way."
  • 00:22:05.564 --> 00:22:07.532
  • "I can't help it," he said."Doesn't seem right."
  • 00:22:07.566 --> 00:22:10.769
  • While the ship dockedin New York,
  • 00:22:10.802 --> 00:22:13.572
  • a band was waiting to greetthe president, the mayor
  • 00:22:13.605 --> 00:22:16.241
  • and other dignitarieswere there,
  • 00:22:16.274 --> 00:22:18.043
  • papers were fullof the president's arrival,
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  • but not one single personnoticed this missionary couple.
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  • They slipped off the ship, founda cheap flat on the east side,
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  • hoping the next day to seewhat they could do to make
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  • a living in the cityof New York.
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  • That night, thismissionary man's heart broke.
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  • He said to his wife,"I can't take this.
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  • God is not treating us fairly."
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  • His wife replied, "Why don't youjust go in the bedroom,
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  • tell that to the Lord?"
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  • Boy, are you fortunate if youhave a wife like that.
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  • Short time later, he came outfrom the bedroom
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  • and now his face wascompletely different.
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  • His wife asked,"Honey, what happened?"
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  • He said, "Well, the Lord settledit with me.
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  • I told him how bitter I was thatthe president should receive
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  • this tremendous homecomingwhen no one met us
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  • as we returned home.
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  • And when I finished, it seemedas though the Lord put his hand
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  • on my shoulder and simply said,'But you're not home yet.
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  • You're not home yet.'"
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  • It's rewarding to serve Christ,
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  • and there are many rewardsthat we receive in this life;
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  • people being thankful, lettersof appreciation, testimonies
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  • from the baptistery that we'vehad a little part in.
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  • But I want to tell yousomething.
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  • All the awards are notgiven out down here.
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  • The best awards are beingreserved for the award ceremony
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  • in the heavens.
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  • If you've been serving the Lordfaithfully and nobody seems
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  • to be noticing, just rememberyou're not home yet and there's
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  • something coming that you don'twant to miss out on.
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  • Don't you just lovethe Lord today,
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  • and don't you want to serve him?
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  • Amen?Amen?
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Because someof the rewards God has planned
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  • But there is one reward that isours right now,
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  • and that is the reward offellowship with Jesus Christ.
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  • And the more closely we followhim as his disciple,
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  • announcer: Next timeon "Turning Point."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: There will bethe presence of light throughout
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  • the city, that emanatesfrom the throne of God
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  • where sits the Lamb,who is the Lord Jesus.
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  • The Bible says that in that cityhe will be the light,
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  • and there will be no needfor any other light
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  • because the brilliance ofthe light of the Lord Jesus
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  • in his glorification will fillthe city with brilliance.
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  • announcer: Thank youfor being with us today.
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  • Join us next timefor Dr. Jeremiah's message,
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  • "The Heavenly City,"here on "Turning Point."
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  • ♪♪♪
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