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Being Found Faithful Until He Comes (7 of 10)
Series: Found Faithful
I Corinthians 3:10-15
I want to continue the message on "Being Faithful Until He Comes." As we continue to talk about Found Faithful. I Corinthians 4:2 says, "It is required of stewards that a man be found faithful." And in connection with that we have talked about the judgment seat of Christ. II Corinthians 5:10 says, "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ." And today I want to continue that thought as we begin reading in I Corinthians 3:10.
I Corinthians 3:10-15 "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. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire."
Now if you look in the verse preceding that he is comparing the Christian life to the building of a building. He says we are laborers together with God. He says you are God's building. So he is saying look at the Christian life as a building. The first thing that you must consider in a building is a foundation. As a matter of fact, if the foundation is not solid, if it can't support the building, then the building will indeed come crashing down. No matter how expensive the building materials may be if the foundation is not solid, then the building is not going to last.
So, in verse 11 what he is saying is that when you accept Jesus as your Savior, Jesus Christ Himsel ...
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