Sun, 5 August 2012
August 5, 2012
1 Corinthians 3:10-17
Synopsis: Let me restate the obvious, the work of the church cannot be bourn on the shoulders of one or two of its members. It cannot because the work is too great. It cannot because it was never intended to. While there is only one foundation, all believers are admonished to be builders. The product of their labors will be judged by God and man as well as whether or not they labor.
Paul’s warning to believers is echoed throughout the New Testament (1 Corinthians 3:10-17). “Be very careful” that you build on the foundation of Christ Jesus and that you build appropriately. Be careful how, what, why, when, that and why you build.
Yes, God is watching and so are your fellow believers who are encouraging your labors both in this world and in the presence of God. There are also those living around you who watching to see if your labors are about you or Christ. There is just too much at stake for any believer to not do their part.
Scripture Text (NLT): 1 Corinthians 3:10-17; Acts 6:1-7; Joshua 1:7; Isaiah 28:16; Hebrews 12:1
Scripture Reading: Matthew 7:24-27
Dr. Sonny Strange, Pastor
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1916 Overlook Ave., Jefferson City, TN 37760
Sharing Hope, Meeting Need, Through Word, Gift and Deed
Web Page: www.emmanueljeffcity.com, Podcast of sermons available online.