Great Sermon! EARNING REWARDS! YES "OUR" RIGHTEOUSNESS IS AS FILTHY RAGS BUT DID THEY NOT DIE WITH THE OLD MAN CRUCIFIED AND THE "NEW MAN" CREATED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUE HOLINESS? TELL ME U DIDN'T REWARD YOUR CHILDREN FOR A JOB WELL DONE OR FOR GROWING A YEAR OLDER EVERY YEAR? Mat_5:46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? DOES THIS NOT IMPLY THAT A REWARD IS FOR LOVING THOSE WHO HATE U? Mat_6:4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. ARE THESE NOT EARNED REWARDS? IS THIS REWARD NOT EARNED: Mat_10:41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. Mat_16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. DOES PAUL AGREE WITH YOU? 1Co_3:8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. 1Co_3:14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
1Co_9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: 1Ti_5:18