The Stability Of Jesus Vs. The Instability Of The World
1. Stability of DOING
''hears my word and acts''
like a wise man who built his house upon a rock
EASIER NOT TO LAY FOUNDATIONS BUT NOT WISER.
2. Certainty of DANGER
''Rains and winds came against both houses''
marital, financial, sexual, social, national
YOU WILL NEED A ROCK.
3. Sin of DISOBEDIENCE
The one who ignores God's Word
Jesus is POWERFUL
THE ROCK Jesus is ETERNAL
Jesus is FAITHFUL
The Parables of Jesus:
THE LOVE OF GOD
The Context - The tax gatherers and sinners were coming to Jesus and the Pharisees were indignant.
The parable explains:
(1) knowledge and
(2) ownership of all
(they were sinners)
(they were lost)
2. God's nature of love for all mankind
He seeks for us and loves us in our present condition.
He rejoices when we repent.
He does not give up.
3. Man's sinful nature and natural condition
We are lost until we find Jesus!
GOD'S FORGIVENESS AND RESTORATION
This parable explains:
1. The arrogance ...
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