Jesus said you will be judged by the fruit of your vine.
Jesus said those who love me and obey my laws are mine.

Jesus said there will be crowns of glory for believers and rewards disbursed.
Jesus said there is a hell and those unrepentant will be forever cursed. (1)

Jesus said you can not serve two masters for you will be loyal to one and despise the other.
Jesus said God evaluates faithfulness on our potential and how we treat our brother. (2)

Jesus said to lay up treasures in heaven is more essential than storing them on earth.
Jesus said if you do not obey this command you are a fool for they will have no worth. (3)

Jesus said that judgment will come to every soul He created molded and made. (4)
Jesus said we shall give account before God but only unbelievers need to be afraid. (5)

Jesus said you must love and have faith in me and good works will follow. (6)
Jesus said if your motives are to impress man than your efforts are hollow. (7)

Jesus said those who are wise will shine like the brightest stars always and ever. (8)
Jesus said the reward for your fruit is with me for eternity and will last forever.

By Estelle P. Shrum

1. (Mt. 11:23-24), (Mt. 23:14), (Ro. 2:5-6)
2. (Luke 21:1-4)
3. (Luke 12:13-21)
4. (Dan. 12:2)
5. (2 Cor. 5:10), (Ro. 14:10-12)
6. (Luke 6:43-45)
7. (Mt. 6:1)
8. (Dan. 12:3)

Obedience is the fruit of faith, patience, and the bloom on the fruit. — Rossetti
Matthew 20:1-16 – parable of the laborers

John 15:1-5 “ I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word, which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”

Martin Luther – Now when Christ says: make to yourselves friends, lay up for yourselves treasures, and the like, you see that he means: do good and it will follow of itself without your seeking, that you will have friends, find treasures in heaven, and receive a reward.

R.C. Sproul – There are degrees of reward that are given in heaven. I’m surprised that this answer surprises so many people. I think there is a reason Christians are shocked when I say there are various levels of heaven as well as graduations of severity of punishment of hell.

Jonathan Edwards – There are many mansions in God’s house because heaven is intended for various degrees of honor and blessedness. Some are designed to sit in higher places there than others; some are designed to be advanced to higher degrees of honor and glory than others are; and, therefore, there are various mansions, and some more honorable mansions and seats, in heaven than others. Though they are all seats of exceeding honor and blessedness yet some more so than others.

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