11 “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
The word “for” explains the warning in 3:10.
no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid,
The only foundation adequate for ministry is the foundation already laid. God through Paul laid a foundation designed by God – salvation in Christ.
which is Jesus Christ.
The most basic place for any ministry is the person of Christ.
True ministry places the person and work of Christ central to all its goals and strategy.
True spiritual production comes from the foundation of salvation in Christ. First we understand the nature of our salvation, then we minister on the basis of that salvation. Our salvation and ministry pivot around the person and work of Christ. Any church that departs from this essential foundation will drift off its base and will attract aberrant teaching.