THE GOOD LIFE V

MATTHEW 7:24-27 “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. 

25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. 

26 But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. 

27 When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”

FUNDAMENTALS = FOUNDATION

You can practice shooting 8 hours but if you’re technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything else you do will rise. - Michael Jordan

TO HAVE THE GOOD LIFE, WE MUST LIVE A GODLY LIFE

***WHERE YOU BUILD IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT YOU BUILD ON IT***

WE OFTEN BUILD OUT OF WANT INSTEAD OF WISDOM

Proverbs 24:3-6 (MSG)

3-4 It takes wisdom to build a house,

    and understanding to set it on a firm foundation;

It takes knowledge to furnish its rooms

    with fine furniture and beautiful draperies.

5-6 It’s better to be wise than strong;

    intelligence outranks muscle any day.

Strategic planning is the key to warfare;

    to win, you need a lot of good counsel

PROVERBS 4:7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

 

***WHERE YOU BUILD IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT YOU BUILD ON IT***

***WHAT YOU BUILD IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHERE YOU BUILD***

 I CORINTHIANS 3:10-15

According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it. 

11 For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 

12 Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 

13 each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work. 

14 If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. 

15 If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.

CHRIST IS THE FOUNDATION, EVERYTHING ELSE IS JUST SAND.

SOMETIMES “PEACE BE STILL” - MARK 4

SOMETIMES “MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT” - 2 CORINTHIANS 12