24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock…26 Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.” Matthew 7:24 & 26 NASB
UNDERSTAND WHO “THE ROCK” IS, WHAT IS HIS PURPOSE!!
“…a wise man who built his house on THE ROCK…”
Matt 7:24 NASB
“The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.” Psalm 118:22 NLT
SET IN PLACE HIS STANDARD, BEFORE LAYING THE FOUNDATION!!
“…choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Josh 24:15 NKJV
2. THE BUILDING PROCESS HAPPENS THROUGH APPLICATION!!
“…who hears these words of Mine and ACTS on them…”
Matt 7:24 NASB
“For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like.” James 1:23-24 NLT
3. BE ON ALERT: SAND CAN BE DECEIVING!!
“One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?” Gen 3:1 NLT
“The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it…” Gen 3:6 NLT
Life Group Questions:
In what areas of your life is Jesus a solid “Cornerstone”?? And in what areas of your life are you compromising with the “Cornerstone”??
Does everyone know what SOAP means?? When was the last time you did a SOAP?? Share how you “APPLIED” that lesson to your life??
Has satan ever deceived you or someone you know?? Has he told you lies and confused you?? Share of your experience and how you/they overcame the deception.
With all the “Deception” and “Confusion” going on in the world, Take this opportunity to shower the world with prayers. Pray for our nation. Pray for our school systems. Pray for our President. Even if YOU need prayer, shower your life with prayer. Shower your family, etc…