All people, believers and unbelievers alike, will stand before Christ's judgement seat where all that they have done will be openly manifested. For believers the Judgement Seat is not a seat of condemnation because Christ has taken their condemnation upon himself. Rather, it is a seat of evaluation where believers, who are justified fully in Christ apart from their works, will be graciously rewarded for their works of service to Christ and others. The promise of a future reward should stimulate God's people to self-denying service to their Redeemer.
Christians are destined for a glorified, heavenly body after they are finished with their earthly body. Paul longs for his glorified body but wishes that it comes without him dying, that is, when Christ returns. If however, dying means the nearer presence of Christ then he would prefer to be away from his body. In the meantime, until either his death or Christ’s return our aim should be to please Christ, the one we love and adore.
Read 2 Corinthians 5:1-10
In the Lord Supper the Lord Jesus gives himself to his people that they might have a share in all that he has accomplished for them by his death and resurrection. Believers who eat and drink by faith feed on Christ as their spiritual food.
Read Mark 14:12-31
The Church is not a place to go to so much as a place to belong to. Christianity, though personal, is corporate and communal and we are to give ourselves to one another is service.
Read Galatians 6:1-10
God seeks worshipers, worshipers who will worship him through the Lord Jesus Christ and empowered by the Spirit. In fact, God desires such worshipers so earnestly he sent his Son to redeem his people from their native false worship.
Read John 4:1-42