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The What, Why, When and Where of Eternal Rewards (1 of 3)
Series: A LIFE GOD REWARDS
March 9, 2003
Well we have an exciting lesson today and I'm so glad that all of you have joined us for this lesson. We're going to be talking in lesson two in the series "A Life God Rewards" about the what, why, when and where of eternal rewards. Let's recall last Sunday in lesson one that we talked about the two keys to life. Then we talked about the six main events in your future. And we talked about the two keys. One is belief. The other is behavior. First is belief because it is through belief that we receive eternal life through faith. For by grace are we saved through faith, and not that of ourselves. It is the gift of God paid for by the blood of Jesus. Amen? And so belief is one of the real keys to life and life everlasting. Jesus said, "I have come that you might have life and that you might have it more abundantly." Then the second key was behavior. After we have believed God changes our behavior. Our behavior is important because everything we do on the earth affects our eternal destiny. It affects not where we will spend eternity, but how we will spend eternity. Belief determines where we will spend eternity. Let me say it
again. Belief affects where we will spend eternity.
People do not spend eternity separated from God because of what they have done, but because of what they have not done. The Bible says they have been condemned because they have not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God. But when we believe we receive the gift of eternal life. But behavior affects our reward in heaven. Then Jesus talked about the six main events in our future. We discussed those events last week. Life, physical death, transition to one of two eternities beyond death, resurrection and judgment. We talked about those events that are in all of our futures because God has scheduled them and appointed them.
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