Jesus' Words To The Wise by Fenton Moorhead

Pastor Fenton Moorhead
Matthew 7:24
June 17, 2001

The ushers please come and pass out the Kleenex,
boy, that was great, thanks to our worship and
creative arts ministry for the tremendous job they all
did this morning. We don't want to take them for
granted, let's give them a hand, all the drama team,
and the m______, our praise band, and Brian.
Let's pray right now. "Lord, give us wisdom
today, we want to live our lives with wisdom, so we
don't look back on a life with regret, that we spend
our time on what you call us to be and then to do,
people who want to be like Christ and do the things
that Christ did. Give us that kind of courage, in
Jesus Name," amen.
If you want to follow the outline this morning,
it's on the back of your bulletin. Jesus called
people to live a life of wisdom. I'm going to
speaking primarily to men today, to fathers, but
everything here cuts across the grain of all of our
lives, and applies equally to all of us.
The recent flood I think caught us unaware, many
of us never dreamed that what happened in our city
could happen where it happened: to see the medical
center basically helpless, to see all kinds of
incredible research lost, doctoral theses, millions
and millions of dollars of research. And so
obviously, many people who thought they were safe,
really were not safe.
And so Jesus spoke this passage of scripture in
Matthew 7:24 and following, He said, "Therefore
everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on
them, or obeys them, may be compared to a wise man who
built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, the
floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against
that house, and yet it did not fall, for it had been
founded on the rock."
So Jesus is calling us to build our lives on the
rock. And throughout the Bible rock is a symbol of
God, His stability, His faithfulness, and that what is
built on Him lasts forever, i ...

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