Summary: Part one of the series; "Building a spiritual home"
Building A Spiritual Home
Rev. Jose Gomez Sr.
“ Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it”.
This text that we are using today can refer to an institution such as the Church or to the family or home. Today’s context is going to be the home (the family).
You can have a real nice house that isn’t a home. What make’s it a home is the people in it. The family atmosphere is what makes it a home, the closeness that people feel towards each other is what makes it a warm place where you cant wait to get to.
The family is the spiritual center for all society
It is so much so that; Family is the reflection of the relationship Christ and the Church, between the father and us;
We are called the children of God
The sons and daughters of God
The family of God
God is our heavenly father
Jesus is the father of our faith
And He is also our brother
(so the family is a reflection of the relationship that exists between God and His people)
#1) the text teaches us first of all that God has to be the architect of the family.
A. The architect is the one that has the blue prints and lays everything out.
Many cannot have a successful marriage because they are trying to make the blueprints of their own marriage (They have not trusted in the chief architect )
That’s why they have a leaky roof in their marriage or in the other relationships in the home.
If you want to build a house the right way you really need to go to the professionals (or else it might end up lopsided)
“Except the Lord build the house” (the plans need to be given to Him)
Give Him your children, your marriage (you may not be able to change them but God can), stop trying to do it in your strength.
#2) to build a strong spiritual family
The second thing you need after giving all the plans to the chief architect is “A good solid foundation”.
A. The best foundation for a good healthy family is “the word of God”
Mat.7: 24-25 tells us how a wise man builds a good foundation.
It says; “Whosoever hears these sayings of mine and does them, I will liken him to a man who build his house on the rock. And the rains descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall because it was founded on the rock”.
(Notice that the wise man is the one that hears and does what Jesus says).
If you establish your family and your home in the word of God, the problems of this world will not effect you the way they effect the word.
Build your family on the principles of God
Tell your children how important they are (tell them they can do all things in Christ).
Tell your wife how much you love her
Wives, submit to your husbands and honor the authority that God has given them
Children, obey your parents
Popular opinion and oprah winfrey can’t do anything for you. (If its not established in the word).
There are thousands of books written every year on how to have the perfect marriage or how to raise your children (but if they are not founded on Gods principles its only paper)
People who listen to popular opinion and Gerry springer are foolish.
Look at what happens to the foolish man in verse 26; “ he heard the words of Jesus (they were at church and heard the message, or they read the bible but they don’t put it into practice)
their foundation is weak (sandy soil)
Verse 27 says; “and the rain descended, the floods came and the winds blew and beat on the house; and it fell. And great was its fall”.
#3) Building upon the foundation;
The Bible teaches that Jesus is the corner stone of our faith (look at I peter 2:6)
“Behold I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious, and he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame”.
Jesus said in John 12:48; “he that rejects me and doesn’t receive my word. The word will judge him”.
Christians cannot have a good healthy family if they leave Jesus outside the door.
He must be in the home, on the television, in the magazines that you read , at the dinner table, (in your conversation)
He has to be the center of the family.