Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:10-23


We are coming back to our series in 1 Corinthians called Living in Light of Eternity. The Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth about some very serious problems they were dealing with like sexual morality, marriage, using our spiritual gifts, and the need for everything to be done in love. And then he gave them encouraging theology about the resurrection of Jesus Christ and our future resurrection as believers. That’s where the series title “Living in Light of Eternity” comes from. With our view of eternity, knowing that our souls will go on forever and ever, knowing that God will judge our behavior, and knowing that His Son Jesus died so that we can spend eternity with God, how should we think, live, and act today?

The city of Corinth was a key seaport city in the Roman Empire’s trade route. Like many other wealthy crossroads cities, it had a reputation for sexual immorality, religious diversity and corruption. A lot like our culture today. As we read this letter to another group of Christians in another church from another century, let’s watch for principles or teachings that apply to us today.

Construction of Community

Verses 10, 11, 16

Sound construction is necessary.

Be careful how you build – use the right materials.

Demolition of Community

Verses 12-15, 17
Neglect the required foundation.
Over-emphasis on emotions.
Using the wrong materials.
Worldly wisdom.

Restoration of Community

Verses 16, 18-23

What they have.

Who they are.

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