1 Corinthians Chapter 3

JESUS today YOU will SAVE me.

Day 17: PrayThat God would send a great downpour of blessings to all UPCI divisions and ministries that are endeavoring to accomplish key goals and that there will be abundant fruitfulness (Psalm 68:9).

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Read Proverbs Chapter 17

1 Corinthians 3

1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?

5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?

6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.

10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.

14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your’s;

22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are your’s;

23 And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.

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35 thoughts on “1 Corinthians Chapter 3

  1. v9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.

    Each of us has a part in the winning souls and the building of God’s church .
    Let’s do it with all our might and give the LORD our very BEST.

  2. vss. 6-8. I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
    So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
    Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

    We should be quick to recognize the source of all our blessings and give GOD GLORY IN ALL THINGS.
    Without HIM, we could do nothing !
    We must give credit where credit is due to others for their successes and labor in CHRIST.
    If we stay and serve HIM humbly, trust HIM , and give HIM ALL THE GLORY FOR ALL THINGS, HE WILL reward us now…. and in eternity.

    More Humility
    More Servanthood
    More Blessings
    More Glory

  3. 12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

    13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.

    Be careful what you build with; when tests come, it makes all the difference in whether you are purified or destroyed.

  4. 22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are your’s;

    23 And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.

    Thankfulness.

    Thank you Jesus. For letting us have the greatest gift and thats You Jesus.
    I cant say anything else but say “thank you Lord” I love You Jesus. YOU are my high priest. Bless You Jesus.

  5. 11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

    12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

    When you build a building, a house always have to have a starting point, maker to say this is where it begans and this is where it ends. If you don’t have markers set up and you have someone trying to build with no starting point and no end you will have a missed up building.
    A foundation giving strength stability while the gourd my move but the foundation if built right stays. Jesus Christ is my foundation and I believe I add to it every day in my life. I have my levels to my foundation
    1. Holy Ghost
    2. Jesus name no other name under haven
    3. Baptized in Jesus name
    4. He is my savior
    5. Provider
    6. A way maker
    I could go on but the more in grow in God the stronger my foundation gets because i understand God more I trust him more. God can do anything yes but he will not make me go here do this he gives a choice so God is only as big and strong in my life as I let Him

  6. 1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

    2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

    3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

    The need to be spiritual enough to receive from God the things he has for us is as true today as in that day. We must feed with milk until people are able to hear the meat of word of the Lord.
    The carnal mind cannot receive the things of God, so it must be transformed (born again) where we can receive what God has to say to us. Carnality will only bring divisions along with envying and strife, this is not what God wants to bring to the church. God wants overpowering miracles to be performed in the church today. This will only be possible with a spiritual church not a carnal church, but for us to be spiritual we must receive the word of God with joy to overcome the flesh. Let us overcome carnality and become spiritual in the kingdom of God.
    No longer babes in Christ, but full grown adults and acting like adults.

  7. JESUS today YOU will SAVE me.

    Day 17: PrayThat God would send a great downpour of blessings to all UPCI divisions and ministries that are endeavoring to accomplish key goals and that there will be abundant fruitfulness (Psalm 68:9).

    Eat This Book

    Read Proverbs Chapter 17

    1 Corinthians 3

    1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

    2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

    3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

    In mega-churches the messages seem so simple. They talk of God’s goodness, mercy, love, and grace. However they leave out the heavier matters in scripture concerning sin, separation, holiness, and eternal salvation.

    This is because these churches are dairy farms, and the pastors of them are milk men. Milk men deliver the milk to their customers. It doesn’t take much work, and as long as they stay with easy to swallow words the congregation will never get upset.

    However God doesn’t want his servants to be milk-men except to those who are new in the faith. God wants growth and maturity and this word can only be delievered by the butcher.

    The butcher must kill the animal, cut it open, get bloody, and find and cut off the thick meat that will become the juicy steak. This is located toward the back top of the cow. The butcher must get involved, and get dirty. Then he cleans the meat, spices it up, cooks it, and serves it.

    A deep word of God comes from process of time, experience, and revelation. Milk is needed for the babes , but God expects his children to mature, get away from carnality so he can eat the juicy steak of the word of the Lord.

  8. 5-9 Who do you think Paul is, anyway? Or Apollos, for that matter? Servants, both of us—servants who waited on you as you gradually learned to entrust your lives to our mutual Master. We each carried out our servant assignment. I planted the seed, Apollos watered the plants, but God made you grow. It’s not the one who plants or the one who waters who is at the center of this process but God, who makes things grow. Planting and watering are menial servant jobs at minimum wages. What makes them worth doing is the God we are serving. You happen to be God’s field in which we are working.
    We work in Gods garden!!! We are his servants and we do his will! Thank you God for growing me, my parents planted me in the church but you God are growing me to do your work! 🙂 ❤

  9. MORE GOD

    16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
    17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

    Our bodies, that is our fleshly structure is a house for GOD to dwell or live in. Thereby this flesh that I control with my mind, heart and actions is not mine at all but it belongs to GOD so lonfg as HIS Spirit, HIS HOLY SPIRIT dwells or lives in me. Seeing as the evidence that GOD Is in me is the gift/baptism of the Holy Ghost, we are wise to live in an unseatsfyable state of HUNGER for MORE GOD.

    GOD gave us bodies for an opportunity that he may dwell or live in us, our efforts, desires and actions should generate and create a PLACE for JESUS at the center of our lives. Building and scheduling everything else in life around HIM.

    11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
    12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

    MORE GOD means MORE room in our lives to build on JESUS.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iSeek
    iHunger
    iBuild
    iWork
    iGIve
    iReap

  10. 11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

    A foundation that is not Jesus Christ is like quick sand, unless you can grab ahold of God you will sink.

  11. 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

    Our bodies are holy and we must keep it that way. So many do not know of this verse and continue to take in harmful things like drugs, cigarettes and alcohol. Or they say, drinking a small portion is okay.
    I thank God I left the worldly things and alcohol behind. I too did not know about this verse at one time.

  12. 1corinthians 3:11 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 if each person’s work. If what has been built survives the builder will receive a reward. If it is burned up the builder will suffer loss yet will be saved even though only as one escaping through the flames.

  13. “For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?” Paul told them the truth, explained and instructed. A true man of God (Jesus) will be truthful, explain and instruct. One that is unwilling to hear will remain carnal, whereas one that wants more of Jesus will hear and obey. What a mighty God we serve! Thank God for his word. God bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  14. iLove to eat More Word

    God brings the Increase.

    6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

    The natural reaction for humankind is to find someone to follow. This was happening in the first church . They had broken into factions some choosing Paul and some choosing Apollus.

    In the Spirit world, it’s not division that brings the blessing of God but is the unity that brings the blessing of God.

  15. Temple of God !!!!! 16. Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spir’-it of God dwelleth in you? 17. If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 18. Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. Prov. 5 : 7 19. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. 20. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Ps. 94 : 11 I AM VICTORIOUS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS !!!!

  16. 18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

    19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

    Being humble before God is always correct because of pride. God does not share his glory and deserves to be elevated-especially above his creation. Beware when we think we stand lest we fall. God has a way of humbling us if we don’t do it ourselves.

  17. 18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

    19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

    Being humble before God is always correct because of pride. God does not share his glory and deserves to be elevated-especially above his creation. Beware when we think we stand lest we fall. God has a way of humbling us if we don’t do it ourselves.

  18. Exegetical study

    1 Corinthians 3:16
    Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

    The “you” in Greek is plural. Paul is addressing the whole church. While we normally interpret this scripture to refer to us individually as the temple of Christ, we need to expand this truth. The collective body of Christ is the temple of God. So when one speaks ill of his fellow brother or sister in Christ, he is speaking ill of part of God’s temple. The plurality of this lets us remember that we are to exhort one another. For when we gossip we speak death to the body of Christ. This must not be.

  19. Don’t fret about which part you are, the sower, planter, waterer, or the harvester. Just stay connected and keep trying.

    6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

    7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

    “But God grants the increase.”

  20. 3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

    You can always tell when carnality is ruling lives; there is envying, strife and divisions among the body. Those that are truly walking in the spirit will be in sync with the Vision, Mission and purpose of the Church body and local assembly.

  21. 1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
    2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
    3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

    As we grow in Christ. We have the opportunity to learn more and gain more. But only if we want it. We graduate forom milk to meat. And then we can sink our teeth into the word of God.

  22. The wisdom found in this world can not compare to the wisdom we recieve from God. It cannot compare to a soul that fears the Lord.

    Provetbs 9:10
    The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

  23. 3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

    Living worldly lives leads to sin. Jesus Christ gave up his life so we could live, he’s waiting on lost souls to make up their mind and allow the Holy Spirit to live in them. Make God first in your life, serve him and trust in him.

  24. Thank you my father in Christ.I need MORE of your GRACE and MORE of YOU and MORE of the HOLY GHOST.I want to be like you jesus in every kinda way that is possible. I want to be used by you lord for pulling someone out of the pit of hell or saving them from falling in the pit of hell. IN JESUS NAME !!!

  25. I Corinthians 3:7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.

    8 The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor.

    9 For we are God’s fellow workers, you are God’s field, God’s building.

    We are all just simple vessels that God uses for His honor and His Glory. We should never think that we are much more than or holier than someone else. We all make up His body but with different functions and we will be rewarded for our work in his kingdom. In the end God is in control and he makes things happen not us.

  26. 13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.

    14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

    15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

    The trying by fire sounds hard to endure or survive but it is good always because it burns away what is not good and the good it purifies. God’s fire will always be for our Good. We should keep the fire burning at all times.

  27. 1 Corinthians 3:13
    Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.

    1 Corinthians 3:13 NIV
    his 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, and the fire will test quality of each man’s work.

    It has happened to me that when we do our will and not his at the time of going through the fire (test, tribulations) we give up or turn in our ministries because we are not doing it for God’s Glory but for our own.

    Let us do the work of God under the TRUTH foundation, which is Jesus Christ. Let everything that we work or our ministries do it lead by the Holy Ghost and under God’s will to glorify his name.

  28. Counsel

    19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

    20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

    James 3:14-18
    14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

    15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

    16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

    17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

    18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

    Is our counsel in God or is it in the world, self, or the devil? Our counsel will influence our thinking and actions as well as how we influence others. Godly counsel will always point others towards Jesus but unrighteous counsel draws them away.

  29. Stop deceiving yourselves. If you think you are wise by this world’s standards, you need to become a fool to be truly wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, “He traps the wise in the snare of their own cleverness.” And again, “The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise; he knows they are worthless.” (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭3‬:‭18-20‬ NLT)
    It’s not important to God how successful or popular we are in this world. Nothing matters more than your soul and the souls around you. If you’re not reaching to those who are lost and in need then you have completely missed the concept that God is teaching. EVERY SOUL MATTERS! Go out and reach the lost souls who need you to tell them they need Jesus

  30. 11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

    Matt 24:4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.

    A man by the name Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda, self proclaimed god. Claiming to be the second coming of Christ on earth. Never miraculously healed anyone, never rose anyone from death. Loved and worshipped by many around the world. He passesd 2013 and never rose from the dead, and his cult lives on changing stories to keep the current believers.
    Stay vigilant church, they will arise and deceive many, there is no foundation that can be layed but what has been, Jesus Christ.

  31. 13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.

    If it feels like in your life you have been thrown from the frying pan and into the oven, it may because God wants you there!

    They say that the natural reflects the spiritual, and in many ways ti does, and this is one of those cases. When you make a regular fire and you put something in there, one of two things are gonna happen: Either it gets burned or destroyed in the fire OR it becomes better and becomes purified in the fire.

    If you put gold over a hot flame and heat it down until it is molten, it helps to purify the gold and makes it pure, because it burns out the impurities that are inside the gold to leave nothing left but pure gold.

    Sometimes in our lives God puts us through trials to purify us, to get the impurities out of our lives that are holding us back and preventing us from being pure. But some people let the trials in their lives overcome them so instead they get destroyed by the fire.

    So what is gonna happen to you when you’re thrown into the fire? Are you gonna be burned in the fire? Or are you gonna come out stronger than ever? That is up to each and every one of us to decide.

  32. 16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

    17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
    Every person, every soul is important to God. We are His dwelling place. I have learned to take better care of myself, both physically and spiritually because of this knowledge. God has shown me that I do have worth and that I am important in His eyes.

  33. Verse 9 AMP ” For we are fellow workmen (joint promoters, laborers together) with and for God; you are God’s [b]garden and vineyard and field under cultivation, [you are] God’s building.” Same verse KJV “For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.” This reminds me of a song we sing with the children in Nursery “Building up the Temple”. We have to have everyone come and help us build up the Temple for the Lord. For each and everyone of us has a very special individual job to do; but, together that spells “unity”.

  34. Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭3‬:‭5-7‬ KJV)

    We can’t go around claiming that we are the best thing since sliced bread and that we are the reson that our churchbisbdoing well. It is God that gives the increase. God may be working theough anointed individuals, but that doesn’t mean that we should boast in well doings. We should boast in the Lord.
    Someone told me at church, thank you. He/I really need ed this. Thank you for what you did. I quickly told the person, I did nothing. It was all God. We need to be certiN that even when God works though us or around us through others that HE gets he glory, NOT US!
    Thank you Jesus for working in and theough our church in a mighty way!!!!

  35. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you? God will destroy anyone who destroys this temple. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.

    We are all the temple! We all work together. Does the sport team players fight within the same team? No! They unit and fight the opposing team! So if the sports team can unit and work together so can we!

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