Your Work Will Be Rewarded

Dr J. C. Joiner 2September 6, 2015

A Remembrance That Your Work

Will Be Rewarded!

For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.    (1 Cor. 3:11-15)

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences. (2 Cor. 5:10-11)

For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ . . . every one of us shall give account of himself to God. (Rom. 14:10, 12)

Last Sunday I preached on the very next event on God’s prophetic agenda, i.e., the Rapture of His New Testament saints (1 Thess. 4:13-18). Immediately following the Rapture, all Christians will stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ where the judgmental fire of God shall test the work of each.  Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. (1 Cor. 3:13)

At the Judgment Seat of Christ all believers will be judged in a review of their service as a Christian. The purpose for such accountability is the receiving or losing of rewards. There are 28 NT verses that prophesy about rewards that NT Saints will receive: Mt. 5:12, Mk. 9:41, Lk. 6:23,35, 14:14, John 4:36, Rom. 14:10, 1 Cor. 3:8,13-15, 9:17,25, 2 Cor. 5:10, Eph. 6:8, 1 Tim 6:19, 2 Tim 4:8, James 1:12, 3:1, 1 Pet 1:7,4:17, 5:4, 1 John 4:17, 2 John 8,  Rev 2:10, 3:5,11,  22:12)

There’s a distinction between a gift and a reward.   A gift is unmerited … a reward is merited – earned as payment for services rendered!  The gift of God (eternal life) is all because of God’s grace. However, the rewards from God are earned because of faithful service – good works!  Salvation is a gift, not a reward.  Heaven is a gift, not a reward God assures us that we shall have “in the world to come eternal life” (Mark 10:30)!  However, the Christian has yet richer compensation in the afterlife!  “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. (1 Cor. 2:9).

For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love,

which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have

ministered to the saints, and do minister (Heb 6:10)

Children’s Choir (1st – 8th Grade)

Tonight at 6 PM

They will be practicing

Psalty’s Christmas Calamity

COMING EVENTS:

Harvesters Luncheon

Potluck – Bring your favorite dish.

Tuesday, September 8 at 11:30 AM

Evangelist Ron Comfort

Evangelist Ron Comfort

RON COMFORT EVANGELISTIC CRUSADE

OCTOBER 11-15

Ron Comfort was born in a Roman Catholic home in Elmira, New York. From the ages of seven to fifteen he sang on radio, television, stage, and in small night clubs. At the age of fifteen, in a city-wide crusade in Asheville, North Carolina, he was saved and immediately felt God’s call to preach.

After working to pay his own way through seven years at Bob Jones Academy and University, Ron graduated and immediately entered full-time evangelism. He has continued in this ministry since 1961, having preached in forty-seven states and many foreign countries. The total number of crusades which Dr. Comfort has held is well over 1,400.

On Martyrdom: a Very Brief History Lesson

Trusting the Pope could cost you your life!

During the Middle ages John Hus was preaching the Word of God while questioning the authority of the Roman Catholic hierarchy to enforce all of its extra-biblical dogmas – the selling of indulgences, purgatory, praying to the “saints,” etc. Pope John XXIII promised Hus that if he would submit to a hearing, whatever the outcome, he would be permitted to return home unmolested. Hus trusted the Pope and submitted to a hearing at the Council of Constance wherein he was convicted and then burned at the stake. The Pope considered John Hus a heretic … so a little lying by the head of Romanism is acceptable, if not respectable!  (Born 1369, Died at the stake July 6, 1415.)

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ADDICTIONS PROGRAM

  1. Study through the Fruits of the Spirit.
  2. Find fellowship with other growing believers.
  3. Strengthen and revive your walk with God.
  4. Develop a personal, dynamic, love relationship with Christ. Jesus, THE TRUTH, will make you free!

MEETS FRIDAY EVENINGS AT 7:00 PM IN THE RU CLASSROOM

RECOVERY DELIVERS ON EVERYTHING ADDICTION PROMISED

PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN

We are currently in the process of performing background checks and providing child safety training to all of our staff, deacons, trustees, and volunteers who work with our children. We desire for New Testament Baptist Church to continue to be a safe place for your children and grandchildren. If you are a volunteer and work with our children and haven’t submitted information yet for your background check, please go to www.ministryopportunities.org/ntbtucson to start the process. You will then be sent a link within a day or so to do the online training that takes approximately one hour. We hope to have all background checks and training completed by the end of the month. If you have any questions please contact Ron Cox.

 

NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST CHURCH

2855 N. Craycroft Rd. Tucson, AZ  85712

Church Office Phone: 327-5938

Dr. J. C. Joiner, Pastor

Pastor@ntbctucson.org

Rev. Carroll Frankland, Assoc. Pastor

Carroll@ntbctucson.org

Jamie Frankland, Children / Activities Coordinator

Jacque Joiner, Ladies Ministries

Ron Cox, Reformers Unanimous (Ph. 248-5216)

Ron@ntbctucson.org

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Sunday Services at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, & 6 PM

Wednesday Services at 7 PM

(AWANA & Youth Ministries at 6:30 PM)

Reformer Unanimous: Fridays at 7 PM

Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM

After each service, audio is available

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