1 Corinthians 3:11.               “Let each carpenter who comes on the job take care to build on the foundation! Remember, there is only one foundation, the one already laid: Jesus Christ.”

Jesus is our only foundation. When Jesus is not the foundation of the church then man’s self-righteousness takes over, his pride comes in, and his church not God’s church is in competition with other churches instead of working together towards saving the lost unsaved folks. 

The best way we can recognize these carnal led churches is because they focus everything on self, and on material things instead of spiritual things. We have Jesus as our foundation because He never changes and neither does His Word, Jesus’ commandments are the same as they were when He first gave them to His disciples and that was to go and tell the world about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Believers must build the framework of the church on top of the foundation wisely with God’s doctrine, and by folks with the heart of a loving God. In order to lay a foundation today one must be faithful, obedient, and available. 

God will never ask the unsaved world to do anything for His kingdom and neither will He ask a servant that is a backslider to work in the harvest of saving souls. If there is sin in your life and you are a Christian it will affect your prayer life, it will affect your meditation on God’s Word, it will affect your giving, and it will also affect your church attendance, and it will affect your fellowship with other believers. 

In knowing this it is imperative that a believer get right and stay right with God. God never promised our walk would be easy, but if we stay faithful to Him, He promises to walk with us and all we have to do is follow Jesus. 

Culled from John Colbert’s sermon ‘Laying A Strong Foundation.

Think About This 
Are you building? What are you building on?


Dear Lord, Never let me build off blueprint. May my service to You be built on the foundation that is Christ. In Jesus name I pray. Amen


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