"Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. " (Luke 6: 47-48 NKJV)
THE STRONG FOUNDATION IN GOD’S WORD.
3 Requirements for a Strong Foundation:
1. GET A BIBLE: THIS IS THE BLUEPRINT FOR YOUR FOUNDATION.
"In the beginning God…" (Genesis 1:1 NKJV)
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1 NKJV)
2. READ & STUDY THE BIBLE: THIS IS DEEP DIGGING FOR YOUR FOUNDATION.
"As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby," (1 Peter 2:2 NKJV)
SET ASIDE QUIET TIME TO READ
MEDITATE ON SCRIPTURE
3. APPLY, RE-APPLY,RE-APPLY & RE-APPLY THE BIBLE: THIS IS LAYING YOUR FOUNDATION ON THE ROCK.
"If you love Me, keep My commandments." (John 14:15 NKJV)
"For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome." (1 John 5:3 NKJV)
"He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock." (Luke 6:47-48 NKJV)
Life Group Discussion:
Do you have a Bible? Why or Why not?
Do you read the Bible? Why do you think God’s Word is important for you?
Do you find it hard to spend time in the WORD? What are some things in your life that snatch your time from spending it in the WORD? What can you do to set a time for the WORD?
Do you find it hard to memorize and meditate on scripture? What can you do to improve that?