There is safety and security for those who trust in Christ Jesus, accept His free gift of salvation, and build their lives on this secure foundation. But there is misery and destruction for those who reject Him, and build their lives according to the views of this world.

1. Read Matthew 7:24-29. What is the most important part of any structure - whether it be your own home, a skyscraper, or a cabin in the woods?

2. Jesus told about two men who built houses. They both looked the same from the outside, but where had they built them?
  b) One laid the foundation on
  (vs. 26)

3. What happened when the rain descended, the floods came and the winds blew and beat upon the houses?

4. Time and the storms of life will prove the strength of a person's foundation, even if we try to make it nobody's business but our own, hidden from the view of others.

What was the foundation upon which each of these persons had built their lives?
  a) Judas
  b) Peter
  c) Ananias & Sapphira
  d) Some in Corinthian
church (1 Cor. 5:1-2)
  e) Demas
  f) Trophimus/Tychicus
  g) Herod

5. In today's world, is it possible to discern the foundation upon which a person has built his/her life?
  Explain your answer. (Thought question)

I pray that you are able to sing this old hymn with confidence ...

My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

Meteora Greece
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