Presented by Pastor Randy Capote
The apostle Paul is a master at using metaphors and analogies to help us understand truth, and as can be seen in today's Biblical text, he uses a building analogy to describe how a Christ follower can achieve a successful life. But how do you define success? For the Christian, success is found at the end when we pass the final inspection, and hear our Lord say, "Well done My good and faithful servant." So right now we are building our life story, knowing there is day of reckoning coming, when we will all stand before the judgement seat of Christ (Bema seat) and have our life work inspected. Never think we work FOR our salvation, but we do work FROM our salvation, knowing these "good works" will one day come under the gaze of the only righteous judge who is the Lord Jesus Christ and some will be like gold, silver and precious stone because they will last. Others will be like wood, hay and stubble because they were done in the flesh and for our own glory or our own reasons, and they will burn up at this final judgement for Christ followers. I wonder how the building project of your life is going? Join me as we consider a "Blueprint for Success" from I Corinthians 3:10-15.