A Foundation in the Word Part 2

Sunday July 17, 2011

Offering message: II Cor. 9:6, 7 Sow to the Spirit and reap life. There is joy in giving, but hilarity in giving is when you see it working. Never give grudgingly, because then God can’t give the blessing. Giving is good for you. You need to give; don’t give only when there is a need. Sermon message: Text: Matt. 7:24-29. When you hear His sayings, do them, and then you’ll look like a wise man. Start doing what you know is right. Knowledge that is not acted upon is a waste and leads to self-deception. Use the knowledge you have. We know enough to live a life in victory and breakthrough and to win souls. Write down what God speaks to you. The foolish man built on the sand. It is easier and there is less resistance to build there. #1 The storms came to both men. Being established in the Word of Faith prepares you for the storms of life. You will encounter crises and conflicts. Religion dwells on the storms and the problems. #2 Both men built a house, but they built on different foundations. Your life is what you make it. You have to work at building your future. It is not easy to build on the foundation of the Word. Listen and do the Word. Begin where you are and think about eternity. Building on the sand is thinking that the storm won’t come to you. When the house fell, that represents a life or a marriage. It’s God idea that there wouldn’t be storms that defeat us. In Psalms 91:7-10 He says, … “it shall not come near to you, because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, your dwelling place.” We model the Word of God for others. He tells us who to follow. The issue is: Are you building on the sand or on the Rock? Joshua 1:8 informs us to meditate, observe, and do the Word if you want to see the result of standing through the storms. Build a strong foundation by praying and meditating and working. Help, don’t enable others. When you don’t know what to do, meditate on the Word and then act on it, and then you’ll make your way prosperous, and then you’ll have good success. Prov. 4:20-23. Keep your heart with all diligence. It’s a battle to focus on your destiny and on doing the Word. Guard your heart.