The Church & Ministry That Will Last

The Church & Ministry That Will Last

Mar 24, 2019

Passage: 1 Corinthians 3:16-23

Preacher: Tim Akin

Series: Called Out: Study through the book of 1st Corinthians


She cannot speak in sentences now, only in phrases or words. She will often say “No” when she means “Yes.” But she can say one sentence and she says it often: ‘I love you!’ She is a delight to me. She has sacrificed so much to care for me for over 40 years and did such a good job that if I did it for 40 years more I would still be in her debt. But, still there is more, it’s not that I have to care for her it’s that I get to.” – Robertson McQuilkin.


Main Idea:

The church of God is called-out to build a ministry that will last.


  1. Recognize Your Identity. (3:16)
    • The church is not a hotel, it is a family.
    • The church is not a building; it is the people.
    • The church is not an event; it is a community.
  1. Defend Your Unity. (3:17)
    • to engage in making divisions is to destroy the divine society and thus to invite God to destroy the sinner (Leon Morris).”

    • We declare war on our sin.
    • We determine to run from our sin.


  1. Pursue Your Humility. (3:18-20)
    • James 4:6:God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 

  1. Trust Your Authority .(3:21-23)