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1 Corinthians 3:1-23 Brick by Brick

Attention to the “Blueprint” is imperative

Paul covers quite a bit in our reading today but our bible experts felt it unnecessary to break it into sections. I will follow their lead and address it all in our time together but for my mind’s sake I want to look at it as a metaphor. I’m seeing blueprints in my mind.

Paul begins by telling his readers that he has been using “milk” and “not solid food” in his teachings of them. So in building terms, we are using 2x4s and screws. These are the basic pieces used in construction. They are versatile and crucial to the structure.

We have to back up a moment in our building process though as Paul leads us. He directs our attention back to our foundation. A sturdy and sound foundation is essential for any building project. Paul’s foundation couldn’t be any stronger; it is Jesus and His redeeming works. Ours will be concrete and rebar. Read more »