A Sure Foundation! (2 of 5) by Dennis Marquardt

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A Sure Foundation! (2 of 5)
Series: The "Sure Things"
Dennis Marquardt
Isaiah 28:16; 30:8-15; Matthew 7:24-27; 1 Kings 16:24-34; 1 Corinthians 3:10-17

INTRO: Years ago my wife Bevie Jo and I were visiting a place that had just erected a beautiful new building around 50 stories high. This shining new building stood out among the buildings of the area, being so much taller than anything nearby! In talking to a man who worked there I asked when it would be occupied ... his answer was startling; "probably never!" He continued, "though most of the floors are finished and ready for use (about 2/3rds of the building was finished ... (somewhere around 35 floors) there is a real possibility that the foundation built under one side of this skyscraper wasn't done right so that the whole building could collapse!" I was shocked ... they were going to have to do elaborate and expensive excavating to somehow reinforce the improper foundation before the building could ever be used ... and there were no guarantees that this would even work! It might have to be junked!

The building looked great ... brand new, finished off with carpeting and ready to go for almost 2/3 of the floors ... but the look was deceptive, the improper foundation under it meant the entire project was a waste of time and money, just because it looked great on the outside didn't mean it could stand any stress!

PROP. SENT: Buildings are like people, we are only as good as the foundation that our lives are built on! There is only one foundation that is sure to last ... and can take the storms of life and still stand firm ... that foundation is Jesus Christ as the living Word! All other foundations for life are faulty and will prove to be unstable during storms ... why build your life on any other foundation when the best and most eternal and durable foundation already exists!

I. CORNERSTONE Isa. 28:16

A. Tested! Isa. 28:16a
1. The only foundation that still exists from the beginning ...


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