Who are the “Overcomers” in Revelation 2 and 3?

In each of the seven letters that Jesus directed to seven first-century churches in Asia Minor, He concluded by giving promises to the “overcomers.” The question that has divided Bible students over the years is “who are they?” In each of the seven letters that Jesus directed to seven first-century churches in Asia Minor, He……

Is It Possible For A Believer To Lose Reward At The Judgment Seat Of Jesus Christ?

The New Testament teaches us that all believers in the Lord Jesus will someday appear before Him to be rewarded according to what they have done in this life since becoming a believer (2 Cor. 5:10; Rev. 22:12).  Jesus isn’t obligated to give rewards but He has declared that He is going to do so.……

Getting Ready for the “Day of Christ” (Philippians 1)

Three times the Apostle Paul uses this phrase as he reminds believers of what lies ahead for them if they are fruitful and faithful in living for Christ. I never cease to be amazed, and encouraged, by the place that prophetic events had in the minds and hearts of the writers of the New Testament. ……

Preparing for Payday (2 Peter 1:5-11)

The coming time of Christ’s judgment seat where rewards are given to believers is highlighted by the Apostle Peter as he speaks of virtuous believers gaining an “abundant entrance” into the kingdom. He observes that this will come to those who add seven key virtues to their faith in Jesus Christ. In the early morning……

Rich Rewards and Great Grace

This study centers around a study of Matthew 19:27-20:16 which comes about because of Peter’s concerns. He wondered what the apostles were “going to get” from their giving up of everything to follow Jesus.  Jesus answers his concerns but also deals with his attitude. Is serving the Lord Jesus Christ really worthwhile?  Is it worth saying “no”……