Bible Lessons: Rewards for faithful believers
Rewards vary according to works.
Note: no one is saved by his works (Ephesians 2:8,9), and yet works produce rewards.
I Corinthians 3:11-15 KJV
 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
II Corinthians 5:10 KJV For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Daniel 12:3 KJV “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.”
Humble Servants of the Lord:
Matthew 10:42 KJV “And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.”
Matthew 25:23 KJV “His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”
Luke 6:35 KJV “But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.”
The Good of all Nations:
Romans 2:10 KJV “But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: “
The Good of all people:
Ephesians 6:8 NLT “Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves or free.”
Five Crowns mentioned for rewards for believers:
1) Crown of Rejoicing
I Thesalonians 2:19,20 KJV
 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
 For ye are our glory and joy.
Philippians 4:1 KJV Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.“
2) Crown of Righteousness/ faithful in life
II Timothy 4:8 KJV “Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”
3) The Crown of Life – faithfulness under hardship and trial.
James 1:12 KJV “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”
Revelation 2:10 KJV “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”
4) Crown of Glory – “faithful through hardship and suffering”
I Peter 5:4 KJV “ And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.”
Hebrews 2:9 KJV “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.”
5) A Crown Incorruptible – faithfulness and self-control
I Corinthians 9:24-27 KJV
 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
Revelation 3:11 KJV “Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.”
Greatest reward of all...one day
II Corinthians 5:8 “...to be present with the Lord.“
Revelation 22:2 KJV “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.”
The reward of the wicked:
Isaiah 59:18 “According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to His enemies; to the islands He will repay recompence.”
Isaiah 13:11 KJV “And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.”
Romans 2:8,9 KJV
 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
Hebrews 10:29 KJV “Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?”