FOUNDATIONS ~ hfg120711

FIRE: describe worst storm you can remember experiencing.

Matthew 7:24-27
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

The testing of storms in reveal the foundation a life is built upon.

Rock vs Sand
Rock solid, sand shifty
Rock stable, sand unstable
Rock firm, sand yielding
Rock little affected by wind, rain, flood; sand majorly affected.

Rock is landmark, sand hides landmarks.

Rock is good foundation, sand not good.

Ephesians 2:20-22
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Right Foundation is doctrine (truth) as revealed thru Bible.

Life = time, talent, treasure.

Where are you investing these???

1 Timothy 6:17-19
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

As an American, or in America, we are all RICH compared to most of world..

Antidote is to be a generous GIVER (can't allow one once of stinginess).

Probably we need to talk about this much more, because "love of money is ROOT of ALL evil, which while some coveted after they have erred from the faith & pierced themselves thru w many sorrows."

American dream is that you can get whatever you want out of life - opportunity.

BEWARE if you confuse standard of living w quality of life!!!! (been in Africa, Amazon,

Money is god of our society -- from entertainment world, to sports world, to political world

Money is not god in heaven!!!!

Faith in Gods Word is (true worshippers in Spirit & Truth)

How does one know if money is god you covet??

Q-How do you feel when preacher teaching or preaching on subject??

Multi-Level Houses:
Hebrews 6:1-3
1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
3 And this will we do, if God permit.

Can't build a multi-story house without building a foundation for each level.

Revelation 21:19
19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; -- up to 12 foundations (levels or stories)

If we lay & build upon the proper foundations HERE, God promises an eternal heavenly home with 12 foundations THERE -- so lay up treasure in store THERE!!!!

2 Timothy 2:19
Nevertheless the FOUNDATION of God standeth sure, having this seal,
The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from INIQUITY.


QUESTION #1 - When did you begin laying the right foundation in your life? (describe)

QUESTION #2 - Have you had to tear out an old foundation to build a new? (describe)

QUESTION #3 - What foundation have you been building most recently?

QUESTION #4 - What foundation are you going to begin bldg as result of tonight's lsn??

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