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Summary: What is the foundation of your Spiritual Life built upon? We can only thrive as Christian when our lives are built upon the Rock of Jesus Christ.

The Sand and the Stone

Scripture: Luke 6:47-49

Big Idea: We must build our lives on the foundation of Jesus Christ in order to survive Satan’s storms

47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:

48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

Luke 6:47-49

The Houses built upon the Rock and the Sand

I. The house that was built upon the Rock

a. You’ve got to dig deep – Serious Bible Study

b. The Rock is Jesus Christ

II. The house that was built upon the Sand

a. There is no foundation in your life

i. You can built great things with sand and water, but it eventually gets washed away

ii. Your foundation of sand can only remain in shape as long as you keep adding water

1. Water is the front we put on every day

2. Water is the person you’re not

b. When trials come you will just be washed away

The two paths you can take

I. How to Build your house on the Sand

a. Following the crowd

i. Are your friends leading you in the wrong direction

ii. Be a follower so you don’t have to lead

b. Give into the culture

i. It’s okay to do the things you see, hear and read about

ii. As long as it feels good, do it!

II. How to Build your house on the Rock

a. Following Jesus

i. You’ve got to dig down before you lay your foundation – Bible Study

ii. Your foundation has to be level

iii. Build your house

b. Take a stand for what is right

i. Be a follower of Christ not of the world

ii. Take a stand against what is wrong

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