June 28, 2017

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Reading along with us in 1 Corinthians? Here’s today’s reading:

1 Corinthians 3 (ESV)

But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, 3 for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? 4 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human?

5 What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 8 He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. 9 For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building… Continue Reading

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  1. What a beautiful picture this morning of the “oneness” of those who labor together for the Lord!! I wish I had time to write more, but am reflecting on this truth today, especially with the heaven-going of someone whose life was spent building the kingdom of God, pouring himself into men, “laying gold, silver and precious stones” for God’s glory.

  2. Reading here in Corinthians and seeing some parallels to my reading in Revelation.

    “For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— 13each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. 14If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward.”

    In Christ’s letters to the churches, he repeatedly says, “I know your works.” Ephesians 2 says that we are created in Christ to do “works” that he prepared in advance for us to do. Then later is says, “20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.”

    Of course, we know that our salvation does not depend on our works, but now as the church, we should be dedicated to “works” for the Lord…..building on the Foundation, Jesus Christ.

  3. Wow it finally recognized my 21 character password after 4 tries! Yipee! Anyone else having trouble with their password being unrecognized/having to reenter it even after clicking remember me?
    It is interesting to consider what the quality is that the fire will be testing in verse 13. I believe it has to do with the motive we do our works under. Are we looking to bring attention to ourselves or to God, for example. It also has to do with the power that we are operating under. Are our works done in the Spirit or the flesh? To me, that is why it is so important for us to be checking whether or not we are filled with or controlled by the Spirit. And since sin is the thing that disrupts the influence the Spirit has on us, it is the confessing of sin in light of 1 John 1:9 that brings the functional cleansing that we need from circumstantial sin that then makes the filling of the Spirit possible. Feel free to talk to me about this if this is new to you or confusing.

    And because it is the Spirit that is the source of all we become and do in the Christian life, we don’t need to be a respecter of persons. We should not boast about others in terms of our regard for or need of them. We are all gifts to each other, functioning in the power of the Spirit and His giftedness so all praise and dependence is on God to His glory.

    1. Pastor Peter – Sometimes browsers don’t “remember” passwords even though you check the remember box. It happens to me occasionally but has nothing to do with the website. It’s a browser issue.

      If you have your password stored on the desktop of your computer at the office and at home, you can copy/paste it in when this happens. I have very long passwords stored on the cloud so no matter where I’m at, I can login to wherever I need to. Hope this helps.

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