Start in the Right Place

Start in the Right Place

START IN THE RIGHT PLACE

MATTHEW 7:24-27
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

PROBLEM

  • EARTHQUAKE 1906. San Andreas Fault- under the south pier of the Golden Gate Bridge. 
  • Where you build matters. If you start in the right place good things will happen. If you start in the wrong place everything will crash. 
  • Someone fired- betrayed- terminal-.accident- addicted
  • Building a house can refer to your personal life, God’s house. Gov’t. race+sex

GOD

  • What did his family say?
  • Wisdom is the ability to apply God’s Word to decisions  
  • Illustration  You can’t start in the wrong place and expect good things to happen. 
  • Unapplied truth is like unapplied paint. 
  • Believe it because God said it

APPLICATION

  • The only time Jesus was amazed was when with someone with big faith
  • Illustration  Faith is a living daring confidence in God’s grace. It is so sure that a man could stake his life in it a thousand times. 
  • Faith is a muscle, if you don’t exercise it, it will wither away. 
  • Illustration of Ammie and coaching schedule
  • When we experience God’s faithfulness we’re actually experiencing God,

VISION

  • God asks, “will you trust me even before you know what the outcome is?”
  • The home of the wise builder remained
  • Illustration Often on the rock I tremble faint of heart and weak of knee. But the steadfast Rock of Ages never trembles under me

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