The Message bible translates Jesus' words in Matthew 7:24-25 nicely:
"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 the house. It was fixed to the rock."
Every structure has a foundation. Before a single wall can be added, before the structure can be raised, the builders must lay their foundation. The truer the foundation, the stronger the structure will be. So it is with God's words and our lives.
Beginning Sunday, September 18th, Salem will be launching a six-week sermon series and small group study called, Foundations: Words to Build a Life On.
Get your group back together, gather your friends, family and neighbors...sign up to join us as we consider some of the most important foundations of our Christian faith; words that form the truest of all foundations...words to build your life on.