1 Corinthians 3:10-17         
If you build it to code, you have a better chance it will withstand the elements.
If you build your life according to code
You will outlive and outlast whatever havoc  
According to God's standard 
Living for themselves when they should be living for Christ.
"You are God's temple and God dwells in your midst." [v. 16]
1. Let's Make Sure Our Foundation is Sure.
  • "A post-modernist view of reality."
  • "Did they use this same philosophy of design when they were building the foundation?" 
  • A proper foundation does more than just hold the house above the ground. 
  • A foundation has to be strong enough to hold a tremendous weight. 
  • If your foundation isn't sure and secure, life's burdens will certainly bury you. 
  • Where do you turn when the wind begins to blow? 
2. Let's Build Our Lives Together With the Very Best Material.
  • The work of some is like gold and silver; the work of others is like hay and stubble. 
  • We all go through the fire in various times.
  • "Show me a man's closest companions, and I can make a fairly accurate guess as to what sort of man he is, as well as what sort of man he is likely to become."
  • We need to choose carefully those who will influence the direction of our lives. 
  • We can control whose voice we'll listen to.
  • Be aware of the lessons you teach with your words and your attitudes and your actions. 
  • “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing."
3. Let's Recognize the Sacred Nature of This Relationship.
  • Don't you know this? 
  • This is a sacred relationship. 
  • That's the miracle of construction: the whole is worth more than the sum of its parts.
  • The real sanctuary is whatever room we happen to be in together. 
  • We cannot build our lives to code if we're being disruptive and divisive among God's people.
  • Together we make up God's building, and He plans to keep us for a long time. 
  • ...you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:5)