Thursday, September 16, 2010

Foundational Words

Matt 7:24-25  "These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. THE MESSAGE

Once the Blueprint has been drawn up, it's time to start thinking about building permits.  This series of home improvement is so much more than just trying to fix small things, or improve things that may or may not have an impact on our lives, it's about allowing the foundational words of Jesus to build our lives.  This story Jesus told about the wise and foolish builders, (yes the same story we sang about in Sunday School) is the conclusion to the Sermon on the Mount.  This week at TSCC we will be looking at foundational words from this powerful sermon.

These words are the building permits in our lives.  Words like, "Judge not, or you too will be judged", "You cannot serve both God and money", "Do to others what you would have them do to you", "You are the light of the world", and so on.

Jesus is not asking for bits and pieces of our lives, He is asking that we build our entire life on His Words.  How we treat our spouses, our neighbors, our children, our co-workers should not be dependant upon how good we are, it should be dependant upon how much we are letting the Words of Jesus be the foundation of our lives.

May God Bless you as you consider these words.


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