July 14, 2019
A Sure Foundation
This week, Pastor David concluded the “Sermon On The Mount” series with a message about the surest foundation. Re-read those verses as you consider these questions.
- What does it mean to build a house “on the rock”, as opposed to building one on the sand? What is the home you have built, so far, using as its foundation? Explain.
- Pastor David pointed out that one great fallacy of the Christian life is thinking that more information about God’s Word will automatically lead to the transformation of our character. But, he said that proximity to God’s Word does not equal intimacy with Him. What are you doing to make sure the words of Jesus move from your head, to your heart, and then to your hands (application)?
- What are some of the “storms” you have faced in your life? How have you weathered the damage they caused?
- Is the strength of the "unseen" in your life the solid rock of God's Word? Or the shaky sand of your desire, your will, your way, your priorities, your agenda? What is one thing you can do to "check your foundation" this week?
Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” 28 And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, 29 for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. James 1:22
“The doctrine is a good and precious thing, but it is not being preached for the sake of being heard but for the sake of action and its application to life.” - Martin Luther
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus' name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.