February 26, 2023   /   Big Valley Grace Community Church


Built to Last
1 Corinthians 3:10-15

Only one life,’ twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.  C. T. Studd

  1. Three truths… (Ephesians 2:10, 19-22)
    1. We are not a  but wonderfully ! 
    2. We were made to    ! 
    3. We are at our  when we are in !
  2. There are only TWO kinds of foundations in life!
    1.  (Matthew 7:24-25)
    2.  (Matthew 7:26-27)
  3. How do we build upon Christ?
    1.  in Christ (John 15:4-5)
    2. His  abiding in us! (John 15:7-8)
    3.  in full  in the Lord! (Hebrews 11:6)
  4. How can we be rich toward God?
    1. When we are  for Christ’s sake (Matthew 5:11-12)
    2. When we express  to our enemies! (Matthew 5:41-48)
    3. When we seek the  of the Father instead of (Matthew 6:1-8, 16-18)
    4. When we do  to all  (1 Timothy 6:18, Ephesians 5:1-10; Colossians 3:22-4:1)
    5. When we seek to do good on behalf of  (1 Timothy 6:18; Philippians 2:3-4)
    6. When our lives are characterized by    (1 Timothy 6:18-19; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:7-8)

“If [we] act like [we are] the owner of [our] possessions,
then the acquisition of more possessions becomes [our] motivation.
But, if [we] live like the Lord is the owner of [our] stuff, and
[we are] His steward, then the distribution
of His possessions becomes [our] passion. 

 starves .

Boyd Bailey

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot, October 28, 1949

“For God is not unjust so as to forget [our] work and the love which [we] have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.”  (Hebrews 6:10)

  1. Our Prayer…

Dear Lord, how would You like for [us] to be toward You?


Digging Deeper

  1. Before you read this passage of Scripture, pray and ask the Lord to open your eyes to His Word. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart and lead you into truth, to reveal any sin or barriers in your relationship to Him, and for wisdom in applying and obeying His truth in your life.
  2. Read 1 Corinthians 3:1-23.
  3. How does God measure generosity? 

  4. What hinders our ability to grow in our relationship with Christ?
  5. How was your foundation in Christ laid? Who were some of the key men/women that God strategically placed in your life to help you be established in Him?
  6. What characterizes one’s life work as being a treasure that survives testing or chaff that blows away? 

  7. What verse(s) stand out to you as you read this passage of Scripture? What action step may the Lord be calling you to implement this coming week?
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