I Corinthians 3:9-15 – 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.
God’s Grace Shaped us For Service and Reward
“We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Eph. 2:10 (NIV)
“Your hands shaped me and made me.” Job 10:8 (NIV)
God does not want us to do things for Him; He wants us!
The “One Another” Passages of Scripture Instruct
How to Serve and Be Rewarded
“Each one should use whatever gift he’s received to serve others.” 1 Pet. 4:10 (NIV)
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
Jesus and Paul Clearly Spoke Instructions for Reward
“Your attitude must be like My Own, for I did not come to be served, but to serve…” Matt. 20:28 (LB)
“Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.” Phil. 2:4 (MSG)
“It is He who saved us and chose us for His holy work not because we deserved it but because that was His plan…” 2 Tim. 1:9 (LB
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.
“He will not forget how hard you have worked for Him and how you have shown your love to Him by caring for other Christians.” Heb. 6:10 (NLT)
“Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for Him is a waste of time or effort.” 1 Cor. 15:58 (MSG)
Well-done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things so; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” Matt. 25:21 (NIV)