Thanksgiving Sermons, Videos, Backgrounds and PowerPoint Templates for Preaching
  |  Forgot password?
THANKSGIVING MEDIA SALE - UP TO 50% OFF Ľ

Why Settle For Less

(3)

Sermon shared by Joe Rowland

March 2009
Summary: Do you have your fishing pools out and are you fishing for souls?People are looking for something that is alive, something that is real and something that they can get a hold of. We can get a hold of these people, we need to have the right bait for our
Denomination: Assembly of God
Audience: General adults
Sermon:
Why Settle For Less

1 Corinthians 3:5-10
5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are Godís husbandry, ye are Godís building.
10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

I have entitled this today: ďWhy Settle For LessĒ
Are we, as believers, settling for less when it comes to the things of God than we have to?
We need to have an understanding in the church world that God can do anything He wants to do.
There are times that people in the church start putting their eyes on man and what man says.
Get your eyes off of man and get your eyes focused upon God and His Word and what He says that we can become and have in Him.
If we get our eyes on man and not God, that man or woman will fail us or let us down.
In our opening text, Paul and Apollos were men that were greatly used by God.
The people believed the report these two men had. They could tell by the fruit that was coming from their lives that they loved the Lord.
Whatever gifts each preacher had, came from the Lord, and they were not due to their own abilities or merit.
Paul planted refers to Paul being a founder of the church, He was a builder.
Apollos watered the strengthening of the faith of wavering churches.
God is the one who gave the increase, unless the Lord builds the house they that labor in vain.

Look closely at 1 Corinthians 3:7
7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

The planter and the waterer are nothing in comparison to the Lord; you see it is God who gives the increase.
Man, by his own ability, cannot bring about the increase, no matter how much he plants or waters, spiritually speaking.
If God is not the one who called the work into being, or if His anointing is not in it then it will not make it.
Verse eight says: Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one:
This literally means in the Greek, one thing.
Every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor.
Paul did not say according to his own success, but rather labor.
God has not called us as individuals to be successful but to be faithful, faithfulness will bring forth successfulness.
We are laborers together with God; we are to labor in the harvest.
We are Godís Husbandry, (Godís field, Godís tilled land.)
You are Godís building, His vineyard.

Verse 10 says: According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder,
This
Comments and Shared Ideas

Join the discussion

  |  Forgot password?
Sign in to join the discussion New to SermonCentral? Create an account