Take Heed How Ye Build

TEXT: 1 Cor. 3:10

INTRODUCTION:

A. 1 Pet. 2:5; 1 Cor. 3:16. GOD'S BUILDING THE CHURCH.

B. vs. 11. THE FOUNDATION JESUS.

C. FOUNDATION LAID BY GOSPEL PREACHING( 1 Cor. 1:21-23; 2:2 ).

D. WE, AS WORKERS WITH PAUL, MUST BE CAREFUL IN BUILDING.

I. WILL WE PAY THE COST?( Luke 14:27-30 ).

A. SOMETIMES IT COSTS OUR FAMILY TIES( Matt. 10:34-37 ).

B. DEMANDS SACRIFICE( Rom. 12:1; Gal. 2:20 ).

C. WE WON'T LET COST STAND IN OUR WAY( Matt. 13:44-46 ).

D. EVEN IF THAT COST IS OUR LIVES( Luke 14:26 ).

II. WISE BUILDING MEANS BUILDING ON JESUS( 1 Cor. 3:10 ).

A. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BUILD ON JESUS?( Matt. 7:24-27; 1 Cor. 2:2 ).

B. SUCH A GOAL DEMANDS COMMITMENT( 2 Tim. 1:12 ).

III. FOLLOW THE BLUE-PRINT.

A. THE COMPLETE BLUE-PRINT IS IN THE BIBLE( 2 Tim. 3:16-17 ).

B. WE MUST BUILD BY THE PATTERN( Heb. 8:5; Col. 3:17 ).

C. THERE IS A PENALTY FOR NOT FOLLOWING THE PLAN( 2 John 9 ).

IV. WE MUST USE THE PROPER MATERIALS.

A. GOD'S BUILDING IS NOT FOR THE SATISFYING OF FLESHLY

APPETITES( Rom. 14:17 ).

B. FLESH AND BLOOD CANNOT ENTER( 1 Cor. 15:50 ). WHY?( John 18:36 ).

C. FLESHLY MATERIALS MUST NOT BE PUT IN( 1 John 2:15; Gal. 5:16-21 ).

D. GOD'S BUILDING IS A SPIRITUAL HOUSE( 1 Pet. 2:5 ).

E. A SPIRITUAL BUILDING WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY A SPIRITUAL

PEOPLE WITH SPIRITUAL GOALS( Gal.5:22-24; 2 Cor.4:16-18; Matt.6:33 ).

CONCLUSION:

A. WHAT YOU DO WITH YOUR LIFE EFFECT THE CHURCH!

B. ARE YOU BUILDING ON THE ROCK?

C. WHAT MATERIAL ARE WE PUTTING IN THE BUILDING?