Yass Community Baptist Church
Build Your Life Upon The Rock
Part VIII of our series "The Sermon on the Mount: The Teachings of Jesus"
Locations & Times
  • Yass Community Baptist Church
    50 Laidlaw St, Yass NSW 2582, Australia
    Sunday 10:00 AM
We all know foundations are important
Whether we are builders or engineers or not, we all know that having a good foundation is crucial to the stability and longevity of any building. Today’s final passage from the Sermon on the Mount prompts us to ask ourselves an important question: What is the foundation that your life is built upon?
A story about ancient building practices
Jesus told his disciples and the gathered crowd a story about ancient building practices. After all, Jesus was involved in the construction trade before he began his ministry. The basics of the story are that rock is a good foundation and sand is a poor foundation. In Israel though, near the lake of Galilee where Jesus was when he spoke these words, the sand around the lake became dry and hard during the summer months. The point is sometimes things that are not good foundations for life look like they are when things are going well.

Jesus didn’t promise his followers a life free from trouble. What he did promise is that if they built their life upon his word, then they would be able to stand through the storms of life.
How does the foundation for your life look when the storms come?
Building Upon Anything Else is Foolish
There are lots of things in life that might look like a good foundation when everything is going well. But when the storms of life come they fall apart. The only foundation that can withstand every storm is Jesus and his word.
Is your life built upon that foundation?
Salvation Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ,
I am sorry for the things that I have done wrong and sinful in my life. Please forgive me. I turn away from everything that I now is wrong and sinful. Thank you that you died on the cross for me so that I could be forgiven and set free. Thank you for your forgiveness and the gift of your Holy Spirit to guide me. I commit my life to follow you. I want you to be the foundation of my life.

Life Group Discussion Questions Below

As our life groups gather this week, we have attached our reference verse and some questions to prompt a deeper discussion and search into this week's topic.

If you are not currently part of a life group, and would like to join a small group of like minded people in fellowship and connection during the week, please contact Nick on 0417472474 to register your interest.
Discusion Questions
1. What are some things that people might build upon as the foundation for their lives?
2. Have you ever built up your life, or parts of who you are, on any of these foundations?
3. Have you had an experience where your life, or part of it, has felt like it has fallen apart because it was built on an unstable foundation?
4. How is Jesus different to other foundations people build their lives upon?
5. How does building your life upon Jesus and his word help you endure the storms of life?
Take some time to share about any storms you may be facing at the moment and pray for one another that your lives would be securely built upon the foundation of Jesus and his word.

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