Identity: I am Rewarded

April 6th, 2014

Authority . . . in the Home.

Children - Ephesians 6:1-3
  • Obey your parents.
  • Honor your father & mother
Colossians 3:20 / Exodus 20:12

Fathers - Ephesians 6:4

  • Do not exasperate your children 
Colossians 3:21

  • Bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord

Slaves / Masters - Ephesians 6:5-9

American Slavery

Slavery in the New Testament

Slavery to Sin (John 8:34. 2 Peter 2:19, Romans 6:6-7, Galatians 4:7

Rewarded ? - Ephesians 6:8

How has God already rewarded us?

  • The Believer's Judgment 
    • We will give and account - Romans 14:10-12
    • Judged for our works - 2 Corinthians 5:10
    • Not judged according to our sins - John 5:24
    • Disciplined for sins committed - Hebrews 12:4-7

  • The Believer's Reward
    • An opportunity to lay up treasures - Matthew 6:19-20
    • Works will be tested before reward - 1 Corinthians 3:11-15
    • An inheritance - Colossians 3:23-24
    • Rewarded for endurance - Matthew 5:11-12
    • A crown of life - James 1:12
    • A crown of glory - 1 Peter 5:4
    • A crown of righteousness - 2 Timothy 4:8

Application

->  What decisions am I making today that will have the greatest impact for the Kingdom of God?

->  What account would I give to God today?

-> Am I storing up treasures for the Kingdom that is coming or the Kingdom that will be burning? 

 
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