Friday, February 7, 2014

Building on the Rock


I read a Chinese proverb this week on Twitter. It goes like this. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” There’s some wisdom there I think when it comes to doing something good that you wish that you’d done long ago.

There’s some truth to that also when it comes to building your life on God and putting his word into practice. The best time to do it was years ago. The second best time is now. Sounds at least somewhat encouraging, right?

But as Christians we have an even greater reason to want to build our lives on God besides a pithy little proverb. We actually have a gracious God whose love for us is inexhaustible, whose grace is unconditional.

And since we have such a Savior God whose love for us doesn’t shift like sand, now is always the best possible time to build our lives on his grace. In fact it’s never too late to (re)build your life on the rock solid foundation of Jesus Christ and start following his blueprint for how life works best.

That’s the message I hope to help you apply to your life this Sunday as we continue our Buried Treasure series by learning from a story Jesus told in Matthew 7:24-27.

In case you missed it, here’s the conclusion to the treasure hunter video that I shared with you last Sunday. Check it out!

Church and a movie. On Sunday, March 2nd we’ll have our regular Sunday service at 9:09. After the service, stick around to watch the movie Son of God at 10:30 which opens that week in theaters across the country. As a church we are buying out a whole 195 seat auditorium. This means we can get discounted tickets at $7 apiece. You can also buy a discounted popcorn and soda. You don’t need to buy your tickets in advance but you do need to let us know how many tickets you’d like us to reserve for you and your friends because quantities are limited. Please register in advance using this online registration form.

New Bible 101 class starting soon! You wouldn’t try building a house without a blueprint. Why trying building your life without ever consulting God’s blueprint for you? Bible 101 is your opportunity to learn about God, no matter what your background, with other people in a group. Study God’s blueprint and start building your life upon the solid rock of his love for you in Christ. Email me to register! 

What: 4 Sessions (materials provided, completely free)
When: 4 Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm (on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13)
Where: Harris Bank Community Room (located on 76th and Rawson)

Sermon audio podcast

Service recorded on Ustream

Sharing Christ’s Victory,

Pastor Ben

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