Our Fondness of Honor, 2 Corinthians 5:9-10

Our Ambition, 2 Corinthians 5:9

“Ambition” Comes from a Word that Means, “To be Fond of Honor”

Paul Concerning Preaching the Gospel Where Christ Had Not Been Named, Romans 15:20

For Us, to Make it Our Ambition to Lead a Quite Life, Attending Our Own Business, Working with Our Own Hands, 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12

Whether At Home or Away from Home, to Be Pleasing to God

Presenting Our Bodies as a Living Sacrifice, Romans 12:1

Using Our Renewed Mind to Prove (test for approval) the Will of God, Romans 12:2

Giving to Support the Ministry, Philippians 4:18

Children Obeying Parents, Colossians 3:20

Servants Being Submissive to Their Masters, Titus 2:9

It is God Who Equips Us, Hebrews 13:20-21

We Will All Appear Before the Reward Seat of Christ, 2 Corinthians 5:10

This is a Place Where Reward is Distributed, Not Judgment

We are Rewarded for Our Labors in The Lord, 1 Corinthians 3:8

How We Build Upon the Foundation Laid, 1 Corinthians 3:10-11

What we Build – Gold, Silver, Hay, Straw, Will Be Evident in the Day, 1 Corinthians 3:12-13

Our Works Will be Tested for What is Good, 1 Corinthians 3:14

We Are Not Judged, Our Works are Examined, 1 Corinthians 3:15

This Should Put Fear in Us, Not Afraid of Being Judged, but a Fear to be Careful How We Build

As We Grow in the Lord, Sometimes We are Allowed to Tear Down the Things Built of Straw and Replace Them With Things that Last

Correcting a Sin – The vow of the Mental ill, James 5:15

Scoping Out the Things of Others, Rather Than Only Ours, Philippians 2:4

Other Times We Learn and Build Better Next Time

It is Never Too Late to Start Building Correctly

It is Necessary that We Appear Before the Reward Seat So We Are Blameless When Presented Before the Father, 1 Thessalonians 3:13

Persuading Other Concerning the Truth,  2 Corinthians 5:11-12

Knowing the Fear of the Lord, We Persuade Others, 2 Corinthians 5:11

Not a Fear of Judgment, 1 John 4:18

Understanding Our Works Will be Examined

Those Who Perish Are the Unpersuaded, Ephesians 2:2

God’s Wrath Comes Upon the Unpersuaded, Colossians 3:4-6

Our Intentions are Fully Manifested to God, 1 Corinthians 4:4-5

Also Being Manifested to the Conscience of Others – Seeing Our Intent is Good

Having An Occasion to Boast Against Those Who Boast Before Us, Not in Heart, 2 Corinthians 5:12

Paul is Dealing with False Apostles Claiming He is False

They Are Ones Who Are Boastful Before the Corinthians

Our Boasting Should Be a Boasting in the Lord, 1 Corinthians 1:28-31

Boasting Concerning Our Works Within Our Hearts to Ourselves, Galatians 6:3-5

 Scripture Reading

Our Fondness of Honor, 2 Corinthians 5:9-10

Wherefore, also is our ambition, whether to be present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. For it is necessary all of us appear before the reward seat of the Christ, in order that we should receive, each one, the things through the body towards what was done, whether good, or bad.

Persuading Other Concerning the Truth,  2 Corinthians 5:11-12

Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade humans. And we are manifested to God, and we also hope to be manifested in your conscience. For we do not again commend ourselves to you, but give to you an occasion boasting over us, in order that you all should have facing the ones boasting in presence and not in heart.