I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not yet strong enough ; but even yet you are not strong enough ,
For you are still of the flesh . For as long as envying and jealousy and wrangling and factions among you, are you not unspiritual and of the flesh, behaving yourselves after a human standard and like mere (unchanged) men?
For when one says, I belong to Paul, and another, I belong to Apollos, are you not ordinary (unchanged) men?
What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Ministering servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord appointed to each his task:
I planted, Apollos watered, but God was making it grow and gave the increase.
So neither he who plants is anything nor he who waters, but God Who makes it grow and become greater.
He who plants and he who waters are equal (one in aim, of the same importance and esteem), yet each shall receive his own reward (wages), according to his own labor.
For we are fellow workmen (joint promoters, laborers together) with and for God; you are God's Johann Bengel, Gnomon Novi Testamenti.garden and vineyard and field under cultivation, God's building.
According to the grace (the special endowment for my task) of God bestowed on me, like a skillful architect and master builder I laid foundation, and now another is building upon it. But let each be careful how he builds upon it,
For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
But if anyone builds upon the Foundation, whether it be with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,
The work of each will become known (shown for what it is); for the day will disclose and declare it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test and critically appraise the character and worth of the work each person has done.
If the work which any person has built on this Foundation survives , he will get his reward.
But if any person's work is burned up , he will suffer the loss , though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.
Do you not discern and understand that you are God's temple (His sanctuary), and that God's Spirit has His permanent dwelling in you ?
If anyone The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges.does hurt to God's temple or corrupts it or destroys it, God will The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges.do hurt to him and bring him to the corruption of death and destroy him. For the temple of God is holy (sacred to Him) and that you are.
Let no person deceive himself. If anyone among you supposes that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool , that he may become wise.
For this world's wisdom is foolishness (absurdity and stupidity) with God, for it is written, He lays hold of the wise in their craftiness;
And again, The Lord knows the thoughts and reasonings of the wise and recognizes how futile they are.
So let no one exult proudly concerning men , for all things are yours,
Whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas (Peter), or the universe or life or death, or the immediate andMarvin Vincent, Word Studies.threatening present or the future--all are yours,
And you are Christ's, and Christ is God's.
Summary: As the Lord ordained and created the church, He placed individuals with varied gifts in the church as it pleased Him. Such diversity of gifts is essential for the church to function and prosper. We must embrace such diversity and celebrate these gifts.
Summary: Every building has a firm foundation. Without it, the building would fall down. Similarly, our faith has to have a firm foundation. That foundation is Jesus. Anything else will fail-even the church.
Summary: I want you to remember that part of that exciting anticipation is His promise to reward His servants for a job well done. Tonight, I want you to see that Scripture not only supports the idea of eternal rewards, it spells out the specifics.
Summary: Truth be known, we have all been guilty of playing Thee one ups Manship game. The words, I remember the time have all rolled off of our lips and while it's good to remember, it's better to remember the one who took you thru safely to the other side
Summary: God says that we are to be holy even as He is Holy, but how? Doesn't holiness mean perfection? And none of us are perfect! In this sermon study we will learn that holiness means sacred and separated or dedicated to God.
Summary: Pain teaches great lessons. Perhaps you have heard: TIME WILL TELL? I guess the FIRE WILL TELL? Every man's work shall be made manifest: because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
Summary: The key to God’s temple is our faith. It keeps us close to God because the Holy Spirit will live in us just like God lived in the temple in ancient Israel. The Holy Spirit assures us that in our relationship with Jesus we can do what he did.
Summary: Paul writes that if we are believers, we should realize that we are vessels that God resides in through the Holy Spirit. The world will try to deceive us and tell us that God reside within religion.
Summary: “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;”
Summary: We are the Church and we are the Temple. The Church is not a building we come to. The Church is people, people called out of darkness. We do not come to a Temple to offer animal sacrifices. We come together as the Church to offer ourselves to God.
Summary: Paul tells the Corinthian Christians and us that in order to keep from standing before the Lord singed, we must build our Christian life on things that are valuable or we will stand before the Lord, singed. We will look like we walked through fire.