I Corinthians 3:6-23
- I Corinthians 3:6-8 – Figure 1: Plants
- See Acts 18:11; 19:1. Paul and Apollos did their part, but the emphasis should be on God and His word. We should be disciples of Jesus – not of men.
- I Corinthians 3:9-15 – Figure 2: Building
- Do good work for God! See Philippians 2:15-16. This work is bringing others to Christ.
- I Corinthians 3:16-17 – Figure 3: Temple of God
- Do not destroy people’s faith! God’s spirit dwells in us through the word of God. See Matthew 18:6. It is a terrible thing to destroy someone’s faith.
- I Corinthians 3:18-23 – Wisdom vs. foolishness