“Storm Proofing Your Life: Minimizing the Damage and Maximizing the Potential”

Sunday, March 29, 2020

MATTHEW 7:24-29, MSG

24-25 “These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit—but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to the rock.

26-27 “But if you just use my words in Bible studies and don’t work them into your life, you are like a stupid carpenter who built his house on the sandy beach. When a storm rolled in and the waves came up, it collapsed like a house of cards.”

28-29 When Jesus concluded his address, the crowd burst into applause. They had never heard teaching like this. It was apparent that he was living everything he was saying—quite a contrast to their religion teachers! This was the best teaching they had ever heard.

This message is to encourage the believer to build their life upon the solid foundation of the Truth of God’s Word and a relationship with Jesus. Also, to challenge the Christian disciple to minimize the damage of challenging times and maximize their potential during challenging times by practically incorporating and applying the Word of God into their everyday living.