1 Corinthians 3:17 — Defiling & Defiled

 

 

If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 1 Corinthians 3:17 KJV

 

What happens when a person damages a local church? Is church discipline relevant for 21st Century living?

Watch this vlog to find out.

 

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1 Corinthians 3:16 – A Church or a Temple?

 

 

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16 KJV

 

Here is an amazing factGod actually is with us whenever we meet as a local church.

This truth should blow our minds away but it often seems to pass us by. Imagine what church meetings would be like if it really gripped our souls that God was present every time we meet. It would make a vast difference.

May God help us to appreciate this great truth.

 

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1 Corinthians 3:12-15 – God’s Church Building Program

 

 

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. 1 Corinthians 3:12-15 KJV

 

We often hear about church planting programs and it often sounds quite impressive. We plant seeds, we water the seed and God gives the increase (1 Corinthians 3:6). How do things go from the point where the Lord calls people out of the world and establishes a local church??

Watch this video to see how God defines church building. It is important to be clear on what is pleasing to the Lord.

Trust the Lord blesses His word to you.

 

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1 Corinthians 3:10-11 – Building for God

 

 

According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:10-11 KJV

 

Who decides how a church functions? Should we really talk in terms of ‘so and so founded this church’?

How do we know what is good and what is bad when it comes to planting and developing a new church?

Watch this latest video in Digital Sojourner’s ‘First Corinthians series’ to find out.

 

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1 Corinthians 3:4-9 – Workers with God

 

 

For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. 1 Corinthians 3:4-9 KJV

 

When facing the challenge of popularity in your service for God how do you cope? Listen to this vblog to see that the work is really God’s and all glory should go to Him alone. It is a recurring theme in Paul’s letters to the Corinthians.

 

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1 Corinthians 3:1-3 – Growing Up & Maturing

 

 

And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? 1 Corinthians 3:1-3 KJV

 

Last week we discussed the fact that many Christians are baby christians.

I have taken another week to look at the topic in a bit more detail. The reason being that God does not want us to remain as ‘baby christians’ but He wants us to grow and make progress in our Christian faith. We cross refer in the session to Ephesians 4, Hebrews 5 and 1 Peter 2 to draw some lessons so keep your bible handy.

If you are like me you might feel that this week is a bit like a personal stocktaking and review. I believe that it is good to stop and consider where we are in our walk with God from time to time.

 

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1 Corinthians 3:1-4 – Big Fat Baby Christians

 

 

And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? 1 Corinthians 3:1-4 KJV

 

Why do christians squabble sometimes?

Grow up you say! Exactly, this is what the Bible teaches. Christians sometimes are still just big babies. Listen to what Paul has to say about this in this week’s passage.

 

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vlog: 1 Corinthians 2.14-16 Spiritual Discernment

 

 

But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:14-16 KJV

 

As we conclude chapter two of 1 Corinthians watch to discover the final piece of Paul’s argument– true spiritual discernment. No one can work God out (without the Spirit of God), no one can work the Christian out and none of us can advise God.

Our understanding changes when we are saved and receive the Spirit of God. Amazing truths from an amazing God!

 

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vlog: 1 Corinthians 2:13 – Spiritual Communication

 

 

Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 1 Corinthians 2:13 KJV

 

How do bible teachers get all that knowledge and the ability to communicate the truth?

A lot of hard work I hear you say! Nights of commitment burning the midnight oil! You are right – all of that and more. The ‘more‘ is the most important bit of the equation. You could study all you like but if you do not walk with God, spend time with God and let the Spirit of God speak through you it will all be a waste.

This latest video teaching blog explains how the Spirit of God equips the bible teacher to teach. I trust that it is helpful.

 

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vlog: 1 Corinthians 2:12 – Spiritual Understanding

 

 

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 1 Corinthians 2:12 KJV

 

You may wonder why the day after you got saved and from then on you began to see and understand things in the Bible that puzzled you before you were a Christian.

While there are lots of things we do not understand in the Bible as Christians, we have one big advantage over unbelievers – the Holy Spirit lives in us and aids us in our spiritual understanding. Watch this video to discover the thrill of how it all works.

 

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