...more palaces of commerce?
...more temples to money?
...bigger warehouses, larger barns?
or to build trust,
and faith, and hope?
to build a life on a rock-solid foundation-
a living house for God to live in
"every one who hears these words of
mine and puts then into practice
is like a wise man who built his
house on the rock" Matthew 7v24
and Peter wrote:
"as you come to him (Jesus)...you
Notes for "a time to build"
|Dan 4:29-30||Building has always been a potent symbol of human power and wealth.|
|Gen 11:1-9||The story of building the Tower of Babel epitomises man's pride in opposition to God.|
|Luke 12:13-21||Jesus' parables show the stupidity of building bigger and better for an uncertain future.|
|Luke 6:46-49||He says we should build on his words - paying attention to them and putting them into practice. This will provide a rock-solid foundation on which to build our lives and characters.|
1 Cor 3:16-17
|God's real house is not a temple or a church, but a collection of living people.|
|2 Cor 6:16
|Jesus is both the foundation stone and the highest capping-stone of that house.|
1 Pe 2:4-5
|We can be part of that house as living stones, and God will live in us for ever.|
|1 Kings 8:27-30
|In the ancient kingdom of Israel the temple was a symbol of God's presence among his people. In the future Kingdom that God has promised a new Temple in Jerusalem will become the focus of divine worship for all nations.|