Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish flag

Swedish flag

Our last port-of-call before we disembark in Copenhagen was Stockholm, capital of Sweden. It is the city where the world’s most prestigious award, the Nobel Prize, is awarded. But for Christians, there are even higher awards that we can look forward to:
* incorruptible crown 1 Co 9:25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
* crown of rejoicing 1 Thes 2:19 – For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you?
* crown of righteousness 2 Tim 4:8 – Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
* crown of life Jas 1:12 – Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. See also Rev 2:10
* crown of glory 1 Pet 5:4 – And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. (Rev 3:11)

Vasa Museum, which houses a warship that sanked on her maiden voyage in 1628.

Vasa Museum, which houses a warship that sanked on her maiden voyage in 1628.

Plaque commemorating Alfred Nobel, Swedish inventor of dynamite and founder of Nobel Prize.

Plaque commemorating Alfred Nobel, Swedish inventor of dynamite and founder of Nobel Prize.

Blue Hall (dining hall) on ground floor of Stockholm City Hall, where the Nobel Prizes are given out each year (except the Peace Prize which is given out in Oslo).

Blue Hall (dining hall) on ground floor of Stockholm City Hall, where the Nobel Prizes are given out each year (except the Peace Prize which is given out in Oslo).

Golden Room mural on second floor.

Golden Room mural on second floor.

Stockholm harbour front

Stockholm harbour front

Walking tour of Gamla Stan Old Town.

Walking tour of Gamla Stan Old Town.

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