Foundations Matter

December 27th, 2018

RG Audio 122718


1 Corinthians 3:10-23

I have lived in several different homes over the years. Growing up, our old brick farmhouse had a basement. We stored stuff there, did the laundry, and even had a room set up for my trains. One parsonage had a crawl space—filled with dirt, dust, and potential wildlife. The home I currently live in is built on a slab foundation. While it has many advantages there are also disadvantages to this kind of foundation (the plumbing is where it is).

Foundations are important because they are the starting point of the rest of the building. You get the foundation wrong, the rest of your building is going to be off. For example, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It leans because of a faulty, too-small foundation set on weak, unstable soil. The tower was doomed from the very beginning.

In his letter to the Corinthian church, Paul points out the importance of a strong, spiritual foundation. Why? Because upon that foundation the temple of God will be built and you are that temple! In order to survive and thrive as God’s temple, we must begin with a sure foundation.

Author: Mark Hendrickson


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