Cross Church : Gospel Construction
From the start, Paul has addressed the slogans of the Corinthian church. ‘I follow Paul.’ Or, ‘I follow Apollos.’ Now, Paul counteracts what they were suggesting and provides the clear alternative banner under which all Christians must serve. The work is as varied as the servants addressing the tasks. Yet, all of the gospel construction belongs to God. Using three metaphors, Paul attempts to teach them. What believers are doing together is a weighty, glorious adventure. The reward comes not from men here, but the reward and payment comes from above. Our boast can never be in another man or woman. There is room for only one hero in the church. He bears the victorious wounds of Calvary.