1Corinthians 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.(12) Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; (13) 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. (14) If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. (15) If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
One day those who are saved will stand before Jesus Christ and our works will be tried. This Judgement is only for the saved and it will be at this Judgement that we receive the rewards that we are to present to Jesus.
It would certainly be embarrassing to stand before Jesus and have nothing to offer to the One who paid for our salvation with His own suffering. If we receive no rewards it will not be because there was not work to do. Since Jesus established the church there has always been plenty to do even if we just carry out His command to:
Mathew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
The work of soul winning is a great work and with it comes special rewards. Are you telling the lost about the saving grace of Jesus Christ?
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