The Masked Chameleon Part 2

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Image-Reflecting: Seeking to be Christ-like

Memory Verse

Philippians 2:2

Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.

Have you ever dreamed of being a king or a queen?  Have you ever wondered how heavy a crown is?  Did you know that the Bible talks about Christians wearing crowns?

In the New Testament of the Bible, several writers compare the crowns of their day with the crowns from Christ.  In those days, athletes who won a race were “crowned” the winner with a wreath made of leaves and flowers for their heads.  The wreaths showed everyone who the winners (and the losers) were.  Athletes spent all of their time training just to win one of these crowns—even though the crown would die and tomorrow someone else would be crowned the next winner.

The Bible says Christians will also receive crowns.  What kind of crowns?  Not wreaths that will wither and die.  God’s crowns will last forever.  God’s crowns are righteous and are called “crowns of glory.”  God’s crowns are promised to his children who believe in him.

Jesus, himself, will one day judge the world.  Upon the heads of those who love him and believe in him, he will place a crown of eternal life.  Jesus will crown his “shepherds.”  Who are Jesus’ shepherds?  They are Christians who have taken care of and taught others about Jesus.

Do you want a crown?  What kind of a crown?  Do you want a crown that will fall apart?  Do you want a crown that someone else will wear someday?  Or do you want a crown of life that will last forever?  What can you do to get this kind of crown?  All you have to do is believe in Jesus Christ and he will crown you his child forever!

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