Summary: When he was working… him and RJ some of the best ….. Being a good Brick mason requires skill and know how. Wayne knew the most important thing in being a brick mason… You got to have a good foundation….if the foundation is not strong and solid then t
On behave of the Hardy family thank you for coming today.
We are here today to honor to the life of Wayne Hardy good husband… Dad to his children….and a good Pappa….
Wayne and Nellie were also good friends of my Mom and Dad and family.
I think a lot of friends and Neighbors will remember Wayne as being a good Brick Mason…laying Block and Bricks building houses and chimneys …as a matter of fact he laid most of the bricks on our house years ago.
When he was working… him and RJ some of the best …..
Being a good Brick mason requires skill and know how.
Wayne knew the most important thing in being a brick mason…
You got to have a good foundation….if the foundation is not strong and solid then the bricks can’t be secure.
Same thing with salvation…without Jesus there is no security.
Jesus Himself said in….
Luke 6:47 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 (Violently) upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
Jesus is saying…Those who hear His words and act on them are secure—like a man building a house on a good foundation.
Wayne also found out that it took a good foundation to have assurance of eternal life…..
Wayne Hardy acted on Jesus words…and accepted Christ as his Saviour ….a Rock solid foundation that stands throughout eternity.
Wayne knew how important it was to build on a good foundation…..he didn’t trust just anything….he trusted Jesus.
Folks when we put our trust in Him……………………..
All of Gods children can sing that old song…”On Christ,the solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand… All other ground is sinking sand.
The first verse of that song goes……………………..
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
I got a call a little over 5 years ago one night from Jerry and he said Nellie wanted me to come over and talk to the family because she fighting cancer and didn’t have much longer and she wanted to make sure that she would see all her family again in Heaven…
I presented Gods plan of salvation to the family and God moved just as He promised He would into the hearts of those who trust Him.
A few minutes later I was setting at Nellies bed side and she look at Wayne and ask….”You going to join me one day in Heaven aint ya Pappa?.........Wayne said…”YEP”
It was a Mothers love for her husband and family…. Nellie Hardy also knew what it took to have a solid foundation and life eternal……it’s all about Jesus…it’s not about me….it’s not about you…..it’s all about For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life
A Mom and Dad’s love for their family is precious but, …… …..For God so love the world is just amazing love amazing grace.
Bible says says …that while we were yet sinners…Christ died for us.
I want to remind you how it was before Jesus……. the only way sins were forgiven was by the sacrificing of animals.
It was the blood of animals that God allowed the forgiveness.
Did God enjoy that?..no ….but, Folks …sin has a price and that price is death…by the shedding of blood.
Why does sin have such a price?.....its because we can’t stand in the presents of a holy and righteous God with sin.
Well, why don’t we sacrifice animals today for our sin?.....thats were Jesus comes in.
**Jesus was God Himself who came to this earth as baby Jesus to grow up as a man …and in the prime of His life…died on a cross and shed His blood for you and me….Wayne and Nellie Hardy.
To pay that debt of sin …that must be paid before anyone can stand in His presents.
Paul said in Phil 2:8
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross
*****Jesus is God Himself who paid the price for our sins once and for all for those that He said Luke 6:47 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
****But, what happens to those that don’t put your trust in Him?.....Jesus said in verse 49 of Luke chapter 6….