A STUDY OF 1 CORINTHIANS (Lesson Four, cont’d)
Building On The Foundation of God’s Building
1 Corinthians 3:10-17 (842)
A. There is one foundation. 1 Corinthians 3:10-11
B. There is one church. Matthew 16:16,18
C. Let’s continue our study with this warning.
III. Preachers will be held accountable for their building on the foundation of the
church. Vv10-15, Romans 14:11-12 (838)
A. If ministers teach the doctrines of Christ as taught by His apostles (represented by
gold, silver and precious stones) they will be rewarded. V14
1. Note a few passages: Matthew 5:11-12 (705); Matthew 10:41 (711); 2 John 8
(902); 1 Corinthians 3:8,14 (842)
B. Ministers who teach mistaken ideas will be saved, but they will lose their reward
for that teaching .V15. Explanation: well- intended, but doesn’t do solid work.
1. Food for thought:
Since you conversion, have you changed your mind about a doctrine or teaching?
There are beliefs that don’t affect our salvation. Etc.
C. The test by fire on the Judgment Day. 1 Corinthians 3:12-15
IV. The building is identified as the temple of God. V16
A. The word “temple” here refers to the church and in 1 Corinthians 6:19 refers
to a Christian. Explanation and illustration
B. There is a serious warning in V17.
1. The judgment of God will be on those who harm or corrupt His church.
2. Let us do what we can to protect and advance the church of Christ.
Closing and invitation