by Jeff Schreve

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How to Build a Life That Lasts (2 of 7)
Series: The Mysteries of the Kingdom: A Study of the Parables of Jesus
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Matthew 7

If you have your Bible today, turn to Matthew chapter 7. We're in a series on the parables. Today, we want to look at the Parable of the Builders.

Now, when my kids were little, still in grade school, if I remember correctly, I took Amy and Sarah, my second and third. Jill didn't go with us. But I went to a friend's house. Mark Holifield lived in Houston. And I had to get something from him, or I was talking to him about something. I just had the kids come along. He didn't live that far away from where we lived. And Mark had a huge backyard, just a giant backyard. And so we were in his backyard and talking. And in his backyard he had the coolest playhouse that was connected to a big swing set, and it was all made out of wood, and it was just so elaborate and massive. And, wow! My kids were freaking out. They're like, "This is so cool." And they were running around his backyard. And I was like, "Mark, how did you get that?" He goes, "Well, I built it." He took me into his garage. It was like a showroom for DeWalt Power Tools. I mean, he just had them all over the place. Mark was like Bob Villa, you know. He just had all this stuff. I was like, you know, in my garage I have a hammer, duct tape, and WD40, that's about it, you know. If you can't fix it with those three things, call the technician because we're not going to be able to do it. But Mark was just awesome at all that stuff. And I still remember Amy, after we got through at Mark's house, she goes, "Dad, this is so cool. When can we get some stuff like that?" I said, "I don't know. You'll have to talk to Mark, whenever he can come over. I'm not going to be able to do it." We had a, a swing set that I had put together from Sears. And it wasn't the cheapest one they've got. It was the next to the cheapest one. And I put it together. It took me all day and I came th ...

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