Summary: Laying a strong foundation.
The sermons that I have listed are 30 to 40 minute sermons. I have only listed the points and a couple of comments under each point of each sermon to give the preacher a remembrance which the Holy Spirit can lead on and speak through the man of God.
The sermons that I have listed are 30 to 40 minute sermons. I have only listed the points and a couple of comments under each point of each sermon to give a preacher a remembrance which the Holy Spirit can lead on and speak through the man of God.
1 Corinthians 3:9-11 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. 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. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
The church today is made up of all different types of folks, natural folks, carnal folks, and spiritual folks. The churches main purpose is saving souls through Jesus Christ and then making disciples out of them so they can go and save other folks souls in the name of Jesus. The church must have a clear vision from God in order for it to be effective in this dark and evil world.
I. Jesus is our foundation. V:11
First, we notice Jesus is our only foundation. When Jesus is not the foundation of the church then man's self-righteousness takes over, his pride comes in, and his church not God's church is in competition with other churches instead of working together towards saving the lost unsaved folks. The best way we can recognize these carnal led churches is because they focus everything on self, and on material things instead of spiritual things. We have Jesus as our foundation because He never changes and neither does His Word, Jesus' commandments are the same as they were when He first gave them to His disciples and that was to go and tell the world about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
II. Christians are the labors for Jesus. V:9
Second, we see that we as Christians are all co-labors in Christ. We are servants of Christ Jesus and everything we do, we do it for Jesus and to glorify Him. A Servant will go in their school, college, workplace, and even in their own family to try to lead them to Christ Jesus. The good thing is as long as we are doing what we are supposed to be doing as His servants we know that God will be in the midst opening doors and putting the right folks in the right places to help us labor for His kingdom.
III. Other foundations need be laid. V:11
Third, we know that Jesus laid the foundation for all of us and now we who are evangelist and preachers must lay other foundations like Paul did in the Corinth church. According to God's grace Paul was to establish the church in Jesus' name, so we know as we go out into the world we have the grace of God with us.
IV. Christians are to build upon this foundation. V:10
Fourth, believers must build the framework on top of the foundation wisely with God's doctrine, and by folks with the heart of a loving God. In order to lay a foundation today one must be faithful, obedient, and available. God will never ask the unsaved world to do anything for His kingdom and neither will He ask a servant that is a backslider to work in the harvest of saving souls. If there is sin in your life and you are a Christian it will affect your prayer life, it will affect your meditation on God's Word, it will affect your giving, and it will also affect your church attendance, and it will affect your fellowship with other believers. In knowing this it is imperative that a believer get right and stay right with God. God never promised our walk would be easy, but if we stay faithful to Him, He promises to walk with us and all we have to do is follow Jesus. Please feel free to share this with others or use this in your ministry because God gave it to me to give to you. If you enjoy reading Sunday Morning Manna and Midweek Manna please feel free to like us here on Facebook so you will continue receiving these timely messages. May the Lord's peace be with you my friends.