Built on the Rock

Responsive Reading from 1 Corinthians 3:9-17

Leader:  For we are laborers together with God: you are God's husbandry, you are God's building.
All:  According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it.

Leader:  But let every man take heed how he builds thereupon.  For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
All:  Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest:

Leader:  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.
All:  If any man's work remains which he has built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

Leader:  If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
All:  Do you not know that you are the temple of God.  His Spirit dwells in you?
Leader:  If any man defiles the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.  

Opening Prayer

Father, I want to praise and thank You for the living hope that we have in Christ Jesus our Savior.  Thank You, that we have been placed in union with Him.  Thank You for the confident assurance we can have in Him, knowing that our eternal future is secured in heavenly places, in Christ Jesus our Savior.

Thank You, that our hope can be firmly anchored and secured to Christ, the Rock of our salvation.  We pray that day by day we may hold fast to the blessed hope that is set before us: looking to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, knowing that Jesus Christ is the mainstay of our souls - steadfast, faithful, and true.  

We praise and thank You for our wonderful hope in Christ.  He died for us so that we might have an abundance of hope in this world and life everlasting.  To Him be all praise and glory.

Amen

Matthew 7:24-27 (Easy to Read Version)

24 "Whoever hears these teachings of mine and obeys them is like a wise man who built his house on rock.  
25 It rained hard, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house.  But it did not fall because it was built on rock.
26 "Whoever hears these teachings of mine and does not obey them is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.
27 It rained hard, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house.  And it fell with a loud crash."

 
Service Video for January 10, 2021