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Sermon Outline, October 13, 2019, “Packing for Heaven”

Packing for Heaven

Matthew 6:19-21 and 1 Corinthians 33:11-15

 

You can take it with you.

Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.  Revelation 22:12 (NIV) 

Don’t store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19–21 (CSB)

 

All physical possessions are vulnerable to loss.

Be careful about what you take with you.

For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames. 1 Corinthians 3:11–15 (NIV)

Foundation 

For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is…  1 Corinthians 3:11–13 (NIV)

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12 (NIV)

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Jn 14:6

 

Framework 

But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value. If the work survives, that builder will receive a reward. But if the work is burned up, the builder will suffer great loss….  1 Corinthians 3:13–15 (NLT)

 

Fire 

For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.  1 Corinthians 3:11–15 (NIV)

Saved by grace, rewarded by deed

Your heavenly offering to God is determined by your earthly deeds.

 

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