Sun, 26 December 2010
December 26, 2010
Inspecting the Wall
1 Corinthians 3:12-15
Synopsis: This is the last Sunday of December and a good time to stop and reflect on what has happened during the year. A few years ago I had the joy of traveling to Jerusalem and to see some of the ancient walls that remain intact. I wondered if I had done anything in life that would last beyond by years. Paul used the metaphor of building a wall to refer to our working together (1 Corinthians 3:10-15) and talked about God’s test of fire that was to come.
As we take inventory of our actions in 2010 I think there are things that we have done at Emmanuel that will stand the test of God’s fire. First, let’s talk about the kingdom work. Second, let’s talk about the fire. Third, let’s talk about the work.
Never forget, you are a gift God has given. You are part of a family, a community, and a church. What you do can make a difference for good in the lives of those around you. Be a gift others will welcome and thank God for.
Scripture Text (NLT): 1 Corinthians 3:10-15