Midweek – Wednesday, 20 / Thursday, 21 March 2019
Title: Equal reward: eternal life
Bible verse: Matthew 20: 13
But he answered one of them and said, “Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius?”
Message: The righteousness of God confers the same reward on all pardoned sinners: eternal life.
The righteousness of God has different standards than human righteousness.
- The denarius represents the reward, which is the same for all. For one thing, it represents acceptance at the return of Christ.
- On the other hand, it represents eternal life in the new creation.
- There are no differing categories of salvation: glory is a gift of grace.
- Fellowship with God is something that cannot be surpassed.