Earthly crowns come in all shapes and designs.
But did you know there are different types of heavenly crowns? Let's take a look at them. You will need your Bible for this lesson.
The first crown we will visit is in 2 Timothy 4: 8. This crown of ___________________________is for those who have kept the faith and longed for Christ's return.
Now turn to 1 Thessalonians 2:19. The crown of _________________________ is to all who have helped bring others to Christ.
James 1: 12 tells us that we will receive a crown of ____________________ if we endure temptation and are faithful through trials.
According to 1 Peter 5: 1-4 the crown of _____________________ is reserved for those that serve and shepherd God's people
Finally, 1 Corinthians 9:25 says that those who are self controlled and can subdue the old sinful nature will receive the ______________________________ wreath (crown.).
Of course the crowns above are not ones that we are going to march around showing off like those that wear earthly crowns do. Yesterday I had you read Revelation 4:9-11. We certainly have some work cut out for us. No time to be that lazy grasshopper, huh?