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Are You Built to Last? (16 of 16)
Series: The Constitution of Christianity
Pastor Steve N. Wagers
Matthew 7: 24-29
1. The Intriguing Homes He Portrays!
A) Sturdy and Solid
B) Shaky and Suspicious
2. The Interesting Hearts He Perceives!
A) The Prudent Heart that Receives the Word
B) The Pathetic Heart that Rejects the Word
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, also known as HUD, is a Cabinet department in the Executive branch of the United States federal government. Although its beginnings were in the House and Home Financing Agency, it was founded as a Cabinet department in 1965, as part of the "Great Society" program of President Lyndon Johnson, to develop and execute policies on housing and metropolises.
Many may not be aware of the fact, but God has His own such housing department. However, this department focuses not on the building of physical houses, but spiritual houses. It is run by the Cabinet of Heaven, the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, and not even Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac can drain it of its resources. Furthermore, the houses that God builds, in His assistance program, are built to last.
A kindergarten teacher gave her class a "show and tell" assignment. Each student was instructed to bring an object to share with the class that represented their religion.
The first student got up in front of the class and said, "My name is Benjamin and I am Jewish and this is a Star of David."
The second student got up in front of the class and said, "My name is Mary. I'm a Catholic and this is a Rosary."
The third student got in up front of the class and said, "My name is Tommy. I am Baptist, and this is a bucket of fried chicken."
As we come to the conclusion of the greatest sermon ever preached, we find one final object that represents what kind of Christian you are. As we saw last week, Jesus concludes this great sermon with a set of contrasts of "two" things.
He talked about two gates; a "strait" ga ...
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