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3)10 17

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God's Reward Program

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3)10 17

  1. 1. I Corinthians 3:10-17
  2. 2. PAUL DEFENDING HIS MINISTRY: <ul><li>Based on Biblical wisdom, not worldly wisdom, 1:18-31. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the character and sovereign plan of God, 1:18-2:9. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the nature of man, 2:10-16. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the character of the Corinthian church, 3:1-9 </li></ul>
  3. 3. PAUL DEFENDING HIS MINISTRY: <ul><li>Based on God’s system of rewards, 3:10-17. </li></ul>
  4. 4. When rewards for believers are mentioned, they are often described as “crowns.”
  5. 6. CROWNS FOR BELIEVERS… Imperishable, I Cor. 9:25 Exultation, I Thess. 2:19 Righteousness, II Tim. 4:7-8 Life, James 1:12; Rev. 2:10 Glory, I Peter 5:4
  6. 7. <ul><li>POSITIVE REWARDS: God will reward those works which… </li></ul><ul><li>1. Are done by His grace, 3:10. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Are done in wisdom, 3:10. </li></ul><ul><li>Are done with care, 3:10. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Are based upon the true foundation of Jesus Christ, 3:11. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Are of the right quality, 3:12-13. </li></ul>
  7. 8. POSITIVE REWARDS: God will reward those works which… 6. Abide the test by fire at the &quot;Bema Seat&quot; judgment of Christ, 3:13-14. 7. Are done in faithfulness, 4:2 8. Are done with the right motives, 4:5.
  8. 9. ZERO REWARDS, 3:15 NEGATIVE REWARDS = GOD'S DISCIPLINE, 3:16-17. LOSS OF REWARDS, II John 1:8; Rev 3:11
  9. 10. Rev 3:11 'I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown.

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