Tested by fire(introduction)
Fire connotes many things e.g. light, heat, flame, passion, destruction, inspiration etc. Fire, is a handy tool at home for cooking.
Blacksmiths are a group of persons who possess a more thorough understanding of fire. This can be seen in how they make use of fire to purify metals such as iron and gold. They have come to the knowledge that fire, does not always destroy: sometimes it brings forth beauty and perfection.
In this series we will be looking at fire as a testing or measuring tool and our anchor verses are; 1Corinthians 3:11-16
“For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.”
Through this series we will be able to understand that our only foundation is “Jesus Christ”. We are not starting any other ministry outside that which Christ has fashioned. We are only left with the option of how we intend to build on the already laid down foundation.
This series will caution our commitment as to whether we are doing it for our own gain or to build on the laid foundation.
This series is aimed at exposing us to what quality work is and to also help us escape suffering from losses on the last day.
Thank you, I believe we will go through the whole series together, God bless you as you do.