Thursday, April 12, 2012

Proverbs 20:4--part 2--Crowns

Yesterday we took a look at the ant and the grasshopper and hopefully if you did your little homework assignment, you realized we should be storing up heavenly treasures. I also gave you a verse in Revelation about what we will do with those treasures. We will discuss that more fully in a moment, but first let's take a look at these crowns.

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?


Carrie P. said...

I enjoyed reading about the different crowns. I especially like 1 Peter 5:4...and when the Chief Shepherd appears you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away. He is our hope and I can't wait for Him to appear.

Belinda said...

It's important to be diligent in the earthly work He has given us, whatever that particular work might be. But it's vital that we remember that all this shall pass away. Our work of things eternal will never pass away and in the end, the more we work (for Him), the more stars in our crown to cast at the feet of the Savior!

I loved the descriptions of all the crowns we collect when we do His work.

Snoodles said...

I liked this study, too, Tonya! I hope that whatever little things I am able to do for Him will adorn the crown that I lay at His feet. Like the old hymn says, "what a day, glorious day that will be."