Christ and His cross is the foundation upon which all our preaching and teaching rests.

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 3:5-19

ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 3:5-19


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 3

     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.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 354:
In the Cross of Christ I Glory

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. In the Cross of Christ I glory, 
Towering o’er the wrecks of time. 
All the light of sacred story 
Gathers round its head sublime. 

2. When the woes of life o’ertake me, 
Hopes deceive, and fears annoy, 
Never shall the Cross forsake me; 
Lo, it glows with peace and joy. 

3. When the sun of bliss is beaming 
Light and love upon my way, 
From the Cross the radiance streaming 
Adds more luster to the day. 

4. Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure, 
By the Cross are sanctified; 
Peace is there that knows no measure, 
Joys that through all time abide. 


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