There are big changes coming to hearts around the world. There were a few bases to cover on Sunday in our message, but lest zero in on the foundation of your life.
How important is the foundation of a building? For the families of the victim from the surfside building in Miami that collapsed it was the difference between life and death. Over a number of years the foundation was weakened. One expert suggested that salt water had weakened the foundation of the building allowing it to sink. The foundation of a physical building is extremely important. The foundation in the church is no difference. Listen to what the Apostle Paul has to say on the topic in Ephesians 2.
19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.
If you were tracking along with the Apostle Paul there, he’s not talking about a physical building. He’s talking about a spiritual one. Consider the make up of a church – our church. We could talk about the different families that have blended together to accomplish ministries or services to the community. The most important part is the foundation. The apostles and the prophets are short hand for the Word of God in the Bible. Jesus is the first stone that is set, the cornerstone. In ancient buildings this stone was perfectly square so that all the stones running off of it horizontally and vertically would be plum. The basis of our church is God’s word.
Want to hear more? Watch Sunday’s message, Big Changes, taken from the second chapter of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.Sanctification
Tag(s): Fruits of Faith, God's Word
Speaker(s): Fred Guldberg