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Eternal Rewards

Any biblical teaching that is not actively taught, defaults to the secular narrative in the believers mind.

1 Corinthians 2:9, Isaiah 64:4 Amplified Bible (AMP)
but just as it is written [in Scripture],

“Things which the eye has not seen and the ear has not heard,
And which have not entered the heart of man,
All that God has prepared for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, who obey Him, and who gratefully recognize the benefits that He has bestowed].”

https://www.openbible.info/topics/rewards_in_heaven

Revelation – 18 eternal rewards

“Overcomes” is from the Greek word developed from nikh “nika” which means “conquest, victory” to be the victor, to gain a victory, to be victorious.

  1. The right to eat from the tree of life.
  2. crown of life
  3. will not be hurt by the second death
  4. Hidden Manna
  5. White Stone
  6. New Name
  7. Authority over nations
  8. A scepter
  9. The morning star
  10. be dressed in white
  11. Never blot out his name
  12. Acknowledge his name before the father and angels
  13. Be made a pillar in the temple
  14. Write on him the name of my God
  15. Write on him the name of the city of my God
  16. Write on him a God’s new name
  17. The right to sit with Jesus on his throne

Many of these promises are found in Jesus’ teachings and the NT epistles.
None of these teachings are radically new here.

7 Principles of Eternal Rewards

 

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Jesus’ Arrest, Death and Resurrection: Notes

A. 4 Attitudes and Actions of a Disciple (Leadership training accelerated)

2-3 months before the cross Luke 17. Jesus teaches on the road to Jerusalem.

Leadership principle #1 Luke 17:1-2 Resist temptation and resist tempting others.
Leadership principle #2 Luke 17:3-4 Be proactive to heal and restore relationships.
Leadership principle #3 Luke 17:5-6 Use your little faith and in time it will grow.
Leadership principle #4 Luke 17:7-10 Serve without entitlement.

B. One week before the cross.

Saturday – John 11:55-12:22 Jesus arrives in Bethany for a Dinner in his honor. Mary anoints him.
Sunday – Luke 19 Triumphal entry. Cleanses the temple for the second time
MondayMatthew 21:19, Luke Luke 20-21 Curses the fig tree, teaches in the temple
Tuesday – Matthew 23 Luke 21 Openly rebukes the pharisees. Teaches on the end of the Age
Wednesday – Matthew 26:1-5, Matthew 26:14-16 The religious leaders plan to kill Jesus
Thursday – Luke 22 Last supper, Prayer on mount of Olives and Arrest
Friday – Luke 22-23 Brought before Sanhedrin on trial, goes to Pilate, goes to Herod, back to Pilate.

C. Arrest Trial and Resurrection Luke 22-23

Judas agrees to betray Jesus Luke 22:1-6, Matthew 26:14-16
Related verses: Zechariah 11-12, Jeremiah 19:1-3, 32:6-9

The Last Supper – Luke 22:7-38, Matthew 26:17-35, Mark 14:12-26
Related verses: Revelation 19:6-9, Matthew 10, Luke 9:46, Mark 9:33-36, Matthew 18:1-4, Isaiah 53:12, Luke 9:3

Prayer at the Mount of Olives – Luke 22:39-46, Matthew 26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42
Related verses: Matthew 6:9-13

Jesus is Arrested – Luke 22:47-52, Matthew 26:47-56, Mark 14:43-51, John 18:1-11
Related verses: John 18:10, Zechariah 14:4

Peter Disowns JesusLuke 22:54-62, Matthew 26:69-75, Mark 14:66-72, John 18:15-18, John 18:25-27

The guards mock and beat Jesus – Luke 22:63-65, Mark 15:16-20

Jesus goes to Pilate – Luke 22:66-71, Luke 23:1-7, Matthew 27:11-25, Mark 15:1-15, John 18:28-40

The Crucifixion – Luke 23:26-43, Matthew 27:32-44, Mark 15:21-31, John 19:16-27

Jesus Death – Luke 23:44-55, Matthew 27:45-55, Mark 15:33-41, John 19:28-37
Related verses: Matthew 27:46 , Mark 15:34, My God, Why have you forsaken me?, Psalm 22, Isaiah 53

Jesus Burial – Luke 23:44-55, Matthew 27:57-61, Mark 15:42-47, John 19:38-42
Related verses: John 19:39

D. Jesus Resurrection and 10 Appearances

  1. Sunday Early Morning – Appears to the women with the burial spices Matthew 28:1-10,
  2. Sunday Early Morning – Mary Magdalene Mark 16:9-11, John 20:11-18
    1. “Dear woman, why are you crying?”
    2. “Who are you looking for?”
  3. Sunday midday – Appears to the Disciples on the Road to Emmaus Luke 24:13-32
  4. Sunday midday – Appears to Peter Luke 24:34, 1 Corinthians 15:5
  5. Sunday Evening – Appears to the Disciples  Luke 24:36-43, John 20:19-25
  6. 8 Days after the crucifixion – He appears to the entire apostolic company Mark 16:24, John 20:26-31
  7. 32 day period – Appears to the seven disciples fishing on the Sea of Galilee John 21:1-2
  8. 32 day period – Appears to the eleven disciples on the mountain of Galilee Matthew 28:16-20, Mark 16:15-16
  9. 32 day period – Appears to more than 500 and James 1 Corinthians 15:6-7
  10. 40th Day – Ascension from the Mount of Olives Luke 24:44-49, Acts 1:3-8
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Jesus’ Arrest, Death and Resurrection

A. 4 Attitudes and Actions of a Disciple (Leadership training accelerated)

2-3 months before the cross Luke 17

Discipleship training curriculum

Leadership principle #1  Luke 17:1-2 Resist temptation and resist tempting others

  • It’s better to have your life cut short(milestone) than to continue as a leader that leads people into sin.

Leadership principle #2 Luke 17:3-4 Be proactive to heal and restore relationships

“Take heed” – Pay special attention! This is a common violation of relationships in the kingdom. Don’t hold a grudge!
Don’t avoid
Don’t slander – Creates division (Whispering)
Get the courage (rebuke) straight forward talk to him/her Galatians 6:1
If you don’t take heed, the issue will fester like a sore in your heart.

Leadership principle #3 Luke 17:5-6 Use your little faith and in time it will grow.

Many avoid the process of their faith growing.

  • Drawing back
  • Fretting
  • Complaining
  • Venting

Growing by faith is

  • Speaking the word over our circumstances and situations Romans 10:17 Faith comes by hearing…
    Hear it (written), believe it, and speak it.
    Luke 4: Temptation of Jesus
  • Exercise your faith in small acts. 10 second prayers
  • Deliver us from temptation (Matthew 6:13) Get help from the helper
  • Invite the holy spirit to help in every circumstance
  • Consistent small acts of faith equip us with a robust history to tap into full of life and testimony

Leadership principle #4 Luke 17:7-10 Serve without entitlement

  • Serve with selfless gratitude
  • We scream at each other what our rights are (politically, socially, economically) and why we should be offended that our rights are being violated. It produces a sense of entitlement.
  • God does not owe anyone special treatment because of diligence, hard work or service. This attitude creates a huge offense in our hearts.
  • Cultivate a lifestyle of serving without a sense of entitlement or offense.
  • Attitude of entitlement will steal your vibrancy, steals your ability to grow in faith.
  • Never focus on the measure of the payback you get from serving

B. 1 week before the cross.

Saturday – John 11:55-12:22 Jesus arrives in Bethany for a Dinner in his honor. Mary anoints him.
SundayLuke 19 Triumphal entry. Cleanses the temple for the second time (His message didn’t change)
MondayMatthew 21:19, Luke Luke 20-21 Curses the fig tree, teaches in the temple
TuesdayMatthew 23 Luke 21 Openly rebukes the pharisees. Teaches on the end of the Age
Wednesday – Matthew 26:1-5, Matthew 26:14-16 The religious leaders strategize a plan to kill Jesus
Thursday Luke 22 Last supper, Prayer on mount of Olives and Arrest
FridayLuke 22-23 Brought before Sanhedrin on trial, hes sent to Pilate, then to Herod and  then back to Pilate and condemned by 9:00am

C. Arrest Trial and Resurrection Luke 22-23

Judas agrees to betray Jesus. Luke 22:1-6, Matthew 26:14-16,
v1-3 Religious leaders want to kill Jesus but were afraid of the public reaction
v4-6 The Religious leaders needed an insider because they could not find Jesus Zechariah 11-12, Jeremiah 19:1-3 ; 32:6-9

The Last Supper. Luke 22:7-38, Matthew 26:17-35, Mark 14:12-26
v7-13 Jesus sends Peter and John to make preparations for Passover
v14-20 Jesus and the Disciples eat Passover
v16-18 Jesus will not eat or drink until the Kingdom comes (Marriage supper of the lamb) Revelation 19:6-9
v19 Do this in remembrance of me (Life, Death, Resurrection and Betrothal)
v21-24 Jesus reveals there is a betrayer which sparks a debate of who is greatest Matthew 10, Luke 9:46, Mark 9:33-36, Matthew 18:1-4
v25-26 Jesus describes poor leadership “Lord it over them” and compares true greatness to one who serves
v27-30 Because the disciples were faithful to Jesus in trials they will be on thrones (service)
v31-32 Jesus warns Peter of Satans sifting, Jesus has prayed is faith will not fail and to strengthen his brothers upon his return
v33 Peter is more confident (false bravado) in his commitment to Jesus than he is in Jesus’ commitment to him.
v34 Jesus tells Peter that he will deny him 3 times
v35-38 Jesus tells them to take a bag, purse and sword. This fulfills Isaiah 53:12 opposite of Luke 9:3

They would now be considered enemies of the state

Prayer at the Mount of Olives. Luke 22:39-46, Matthew 26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42,
v39-40 Jesus and the disciples go to pray on the mount of olives. Jesus exhorts them to pray that they will not fall into the temptation to quit Matthew 6:9-13
v41-v44 Jesus prays by himself and receives strength from an angel
v45-46 Jesus finds the disciples sleeping and exhorts them to wake up and pray so that they will not fall into temptation

Jesus is Arrested. Luke 22:47-52, Matthew 26:47-56, Mark 14:43-51, John 18:1-11

v47-48 Judas betrays Jesus with a Kiss
v49-51 Peter cuts off the servants right ear John 18:10

Does peter believe this is the moment that Jesus begins to rule as King? Zechariah 14:4

v51 Jesus heals the servants ear
v52-53 Jesus asks chief priests why the arrest him with clubs and swords and why they did not arrest him in the temple.

Peter Disowns Jesus. Luke 22:54-62, Matthew 26:69-75, Mark 14:66-72, John 18:15-18, John 18:25-27

v54-57 Peter follows Jesus to the high priests house and denies him in the court yard
v58 Peter denies him a second time a little while later
v59-62 After another hour Peter denies Jesus a 3rd time, Jesus turns and looks at him. Peter leaves the court yard and weeps bitterly.

The guards mock and beat Jesus. Luke 22:63-65, Mark 15:16-20

Jesus goes to Pilate Luke 22:66-71, Luke 23:1-7, Matthew 27:11-25, Mark 15:1-15, John 18:28-40

v66-71 The council asks Jesus if he is Christ the Son of God, he says they are right in saying this and they use it to accuse him.
23 v1-2 The council accuses Jesus before Pilate as one who subverts the nation of Israel and opposes taxes
v3-7 Pilate finds no basis for Jesus guilt, the council further presses Pilate, revealing the Jesus was a Galilean. Pilate sends Jesus to Herod
v8-12 Herod stands before Jesus and remains silent. Herod, Soldiers and teachers of the law mock him and send him back to Pilate
v13-16 Pilate calls the religious leaders to a public council of Jesus, declaring his innocence
v18-19 The religious council stirs up the people (Mark 15:11) to release Barabbas instead
v20-25 Pilate appeals to the Jews again wanting to release him, but the crowd shouts louder. Pilate releases Barabbas and sends Jesus to be crucified.

The Crucifixion Luke. 23:26-43, Matthew 27:32-44, Mark 15:21-31, John 19:16-27

v26 Simon the Cyrene, is assigned to carry Jesus cross
v27-31 Jesus warns woman that a worse time is coming. If they respond like this to my mercy, how will they respond to my judgement. 70AD Hosea 10:8
v32-33 Jesus is crucified at the place called the Skull with two other criminals
v34 Jesus prays for the forgiveness of his accusers
v35-39 The leaders, the soldiers and the thief on the cross all mock Jesus
v40-43 The other criminal on the cross rebukes the mockery and repents, Jesus tells him he will be with him

Jesus Death. Luke 23:44-55, Matthew 27:45-55, Mark 15:33-41, John 19:28-37

v44-45 From the sixth to ninth hour darkness covered the land. Estimated to be from noon to 3pm. The curtain in the temple is torn in two.
v46 Jesus commits his spirit to the father and takes his last breath Matthew 27:46 , Mark 15:34, My God, Why have you forsaken me?
Psalm 22
v47-49 The centurion, the crowd and the women express grief over Jesus Death

Jesus Burial Luke 23:44-55, Matthew 27:57-61, Mark 15:42-47, John 19:38-42

v50-52 Joseph of Arimathea was a disciple of Jesus but also a part of the Sanhedrin Asked Pilate for Jesus body for burial.
v53-54 Joseph of Arimathea takes Jesus body down and is accompanies by Nicodemus to prepares Jesus body for burial John 19:39
v55 The woman that accompanied Jesus from Galilee follow Joseph to the tomb and then prepare burial spices.

D. Jesus Resurrection and 10 Appearances

Jesus appears 5 times on Easter Sunday

  1. Sunday Early Morning – Appears to the women with the burial spices Matthew 28:1-10,
  2. Sunday Early Morning – Mary Magdalene Mark 16:9-11, John 20:11-18
    1. “Dear woman, why are you crying?”
    2. “Who are you looking for?”
  3. Sunday midday – Appears to the Disciples on the Road to Emmaus Luke 24:13-32
  4. Sunday midday – Appears to Peter Luke 24:34, 1 Corinthians 15:5
  5. Sunday Evening – Appears to the Disciples  Luke 24:36-43, John 20:19-25
  6. 8 Days after the crucifixion – He appears to the entire apostolic company Mark 16:24, John 20:26-31
  7. 32 day period. To the seven disciples fishing on the Sea of Galilee John 21:1-2
  8. 32 day period. Appears to the eleven disciples on the mountain of Galilee Matthew 28:16-20, Mark 16:15-16
  9. 32 day period. To more than 500 and James 1 Corinthians 15:6-7
  10. 40th Day Ascension from the Mount of Olives Luke 24:44-49, Acts 1:3-8

Jesus appearance chapters
Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, John 20-21, Acts 1