A Foundation That Makes Sense - Matthew 7:24-29
Topic: Study of the Life of Christ Passage: Matthew 7:24–29
110622..."A Foundation That Makes Sense"...Matthew 7:24-29
Matthew 7:24-29..."Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock. The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn't collapse, because its foundation was on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn't act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!! When Jesus had finished this sermon, the crowds were astonished at His teaching, because He was teaching them like one who had authority, and not like their scribes."
Sermon In A Sentence: Jesus intended that His words would awaken us to our spiritual depravity & provoke us to find in Him our only hope.
A Sufficient Foundation For Life Is Found Only In Jesus' Words:
-Wisdom comes not from hearing Jesus' words, but in doing them
-Fools hear Jesus' words, but follow their own wisdom instead
-Only as you submit to Jesus' authority will you build your life on a foundation that will last
"One of the devastating results of sin is that it reduces all of us to fools"... -Paul David Tripp
1 Corinthians 1:18-25..."The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but it is God's power to us who are being saved. For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will set aside the understanding of the expert". Hasn't God made the world's wisdom foolish? God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength"
Acts 4:11..."This Jesus is the stone rejected by you builders, which has become the cornerstone."
Romans 9:33..."Behold, I lay in Zion a Stone of stumbling and a Rock of offense, and he who believes in Him will not be disappointed"
John 6:66..."At this point many of His disciples turned away and deserted him"