In our current sermon series, we are considering worship and how it leads us to lead lives of worship.
In “Reframing Worship: What are We Building?,” Pastor Kate Hillis presents a message based on this Scripture text:
For we are God’s servants, working together, you are God’s field, God’s building.
According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it. Each builder must choose with care how to build on it. For no one can lay a foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ.
Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, or straw — the work of each builder will become visible, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each has done.
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.
Do not deceive yourselves… Let no one boast about human leaders. For all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world of life or death or the present or the future — all belong to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.
Think of us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God’s mysteries.
— 1 Cor. 3: 9-13,16-18a, 21-4:1
For other messages in this series, “Reframing Worship: The Way of Love,” see this post.