Whose Team Are You On?
Guest Speaker -Sam Farina
I Corinthians 3:9-15 (NIV) – For we are God’s co-workers; you are God’s field, God’s building. By the grace God has given me, I laid a Foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each persons work. If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved- even though only as one escaping the flames.
1. God’s Grace Shaped us For Service and Reward
Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) – “We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Job 10:8 (NIV) -“Your hands shaped me and made me.”
2. The “One Another” Passages of Scripture Instruct How to Serve and Be Rewarded
1 Peter. 4:10 (NIV) – “Each one should use whatever gift he’s received to serve others.”
Honor one another- Romans 12:10
Serve one another-Galatians 5:13
Offer Hospitality to one another- I Peter 4:9
Encourage one another- Ephesians 4:32
Accept one another- Romans 15:7
Bear with one another I Corinthians 12:25
Admonish one another Romans 15:14
Teach one another- Colossians 3:16
Love one another- I Thessalonians 3:12
3. Jesus and Paul Clearly Spoke Instructions for Reward
Matthew 20:28 (LB) – “Your attitude must be like My Own, for I did not come to be served, but to serve…”
Philippians 2:4 (MSG) – “Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.”
2 Timothy 1:9 (LB) – “It is He who saved us and chose us for His holy work not because we deserved it but because that was His plan…”
4. How Do We Build On Gold, Silver, Costly Stones and Be Rewarded?
Gold is Trial of Faith
Silver is Refining of Holiness
Precious Stones is Proving of Godly Character
Diamonds is Tenacious Endurance
Pearl is Perpetual Grace
White Stone is Revelation of Who You Truly Are
Rewards of Crowns for what we have done for Jesus
Crown of Stephanos for the Victory of Overcomers
Diadem- a Crown of Jewels for Soul Winners
Matthew 25:21 (NIV) Well-done, good and faithful servant!