In this passage the Apostle Paul uses the picture of building on a foundation to illustrate how we are to build God’s kingdom.
1 Corinthians 3:10-15 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. 11 For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— 13 each 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. 14 If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.
You don’t need permission, or a program to invest in God’s kingdom. You have been gifted, and commissioned, by God and have received instruction through His Word. I think sometimes we are under the impression that if we are going to serve the Lord we need to start a new program at church or lead a Bible study or small group. Sometimes this is the case, but I think more often than not we are to survey the gifts and talents God has given us including our passions and just start doing it whenever and wherever we can.
In this episode you will be encouraged to take what you have been given and begin building God’s kingdom!
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