1 Corinthians 3
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God’s Fellow Workers
(Hebrews 5:11–14)

1However, I could not speak to you, my brethren, as to the spiritual, or as to the dispassionate, but as to novices in christianity. 2I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, nor have you yet sufficient strength. 3for you are still subject to your passions, since envy, and strife, and divisions are among you, are you not actuated by the vices of the animal part? 4while one cries I am Paul's disciple, and another, I am Apollo's, are ye not vicious?

5who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye have received faith according to the divine gifts imparted to each of them? 6I have planted, Apollos watered: but God gave the increase. 7so then, neither is he that planted any thing, nor he that watered: it is God only that gives the increase. 8he that planteth, and he that watereth, have the same design: and each shall receive his proper reward, in proportion to his own labour. 9For we are fellow labourers employed by God: you are his field, and his mansion.

Christ Our Foundation
(Ephesians 2:19–22; 1 Peter 2:1–8)

10according to the free gift of God bestowed upon me, I, as a skilful architect, have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon, but let every man take heed how he builds thereupon. 11for no one can lay any other foundation, than what is laid, which is, that Jesus is the Messias. 12now if upon this foundation somebody builds gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble: he that builds such work, 13will be expos'd, for the time of tryal will show it: it shall be discovered by the fire, which will put each sort of work to the test. 14if the work abide which somebody has built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15if that man's work should be burnt, he will suffer loss: but should he himself escape, it will be as out of the fire.

God’s Temple and God’s Wisdom
(Romans 12:1–8; 1 Corinthians 6:18–20)

16Don't you know, that you are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwells in you? 17if any man divide the temple of God, him shall God destroy: for you, who are the temple of God, are consecrated to him.

18let no man deceive himself: if any among you pretends to worldly wisdom, let him commence fool, in order to be truly wise.

19for the wisdom of this world is folly, in the eye of God: as it is written, "he surprizes the wise in all their artifices." 20and again, "the Lord knows, that the thoughts of the wise are vain." 21therefore, let no one glory in men: for all are yours: 22whether Paul or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; 23all are yours; and you are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

Daniel Mace New Testament (1729)

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