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Building on the Solid Rock (5 of 12)
Series: Dynamic Truths For Difficult Times
I Peter 2:4-9
God is at work in our midst. And we are grateful for what God is going to do in this service. I want you to take your Bible, as we go to the Word of God, we are going to read from I Peter 2:4. I want to preach today on the subject, "Building On The Solid Rock." All of us today have one thing in common. We are builders. Now we may not be builders like the contractors who are working on our building, we may not be those kinds of builders, but all of us today are builders. We are building a life, we are building a home, and we are building a family, building a marriage. All of us today are builders, whether young or old, rich or poor, it doesn't make any difference, we have a life to build. And the Bible says that there are going to be times that are stormy. And if we are going to live, if we are going to exist, if we are going to be successful in building what we need to build, we must build on the solid rock, the Lord Jesus Christ. On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand. That is what Peter is writing about and we are going to break in to the middle of a sentence here in verse 4 as he speaks about the Lord Jesus.
1 Peter 2:4-9 "To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood,"
A psychologist said not long ago that every person has three basic needs. Number one he needs something to believe in; number two he needs someone to love and someone to love him; and number three he needs a purpose for living, something to live for. And I want to tell you today that if you know Jesus Christ, you know that Jesus Christ gives you someone to believe in; Jesus Christ gives someone to love and He will love you; and Jesus Christ and Jesus alone gives you a purpose to live for. And that is what Peter is talking about in this passage of Scripture. He is talking about how building upon that solid rock will give you something to believe in, someone to love, and something to live for that will add meaning and purpose and significance to your life.
I. THE SUPERNATURAL STONE
I want you to see what he says about Jesus as the solid rock. You know Jesus often taught about rocks. One day ...
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