Building On The Rock

“Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock. The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock.” Matthew 7:24-25 HCSB

While serving the Belle Aire Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the church decided to relocate due to the need for additional space. We purchased land, enlisted an architect and contractor, sold our existing property, built the new facility, and then moved. It was quite a challenge that took about two years. We had a capital campaign to help pay for the facility. We needed a theme. The land we had purchased was very rocky, so the capital campaign committee decided to use the theme, “Building on the Rock”, which had a double meaning of literally building on the rock and figuratively building on the rock of Jesus. It was an exciting time as we grew and moved into our new facilities.

Jesus used the image of a man building his house on the rock that provided a firm and stable foundation to teach a principle to His disciples. That man is like the wise person who follows Jesus’ teaching. All of us will face storms and challenges in life. When our lives are built on the firm foundation of Jesus, we can weather the storms that come our way.

Challenge: What storms are you facing today? Is your life built on the firm foundation of Jesus? Ask Jesus to help you and give you strength as you walk through the difficulties of life.

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