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April 20, 2021 8:00 am
Lighting from then on, the foundation on which everything else can stay. Dr. Tony Evans talked about the importance of building your life on the bed rock of God's value, not the foundation determines the future foundation is not just the word of God study celebrating 40 years of faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Abbott, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the alternative, every choice we make shapes us in some way. Dr. Evans says there are some basic bottom-line decisions that all the others depend on today. He'll tell us about what happened to two men in the Bible who pick very different options. What's doing will explain that the reason that God created what was supposed to be the foundation for the family to be the foundation for the coach so we want to talk today about foundations focusing on the bed but not limiting it to the man because Jesus says when he starts the story in Matthew seven verse 24 that this applies to everyone.
But even though it applies to everyone focuses on two men that don't have a vision. Both want to build a house that don't have the word of God's words about and they both have some struggles stones but that's where the comparison ends and the contrast begin.
It says in verse 24 the wise man built his house on a rock.
It says the foolish man built his house on the same talking about what they built a house that you would your foundation your foundation is what you purchase and it always when you start reporting foundation first built on sand will be quick to pick a lot of time to put put salmon put Sandcastle given beach if you billow rock. Take some time except the wise man. Verse 24 heard these words of mine and will these words of mine and did not want to build a life a whole ministry society house.
It must be resting on the right foundation and the foundation is not merely information that difference between the wise man and the fool was their willingness all this to all what Jesus had taught or put another way, only when the word is applied. Does the word work.
The word God's word does not work. Just because you hear it preached God's word does not work. Just because you were excited about what you heard or read God's word doesn't work, just as you said a man to what was said they were God's word. Both of them, but only one gets something with what he heard and therefore only one experience what was needed to be experienced based on what is taught. So one man is called a wise man and the other is called a fool. So let me define the two with the Bible is the ability and responsibility of applying God's truth to life's realities, it is the responsibility tied to the ability to apply spiritual truth to life decision-making. The full and the Bible book of Proverbs distinguishes between the wise men in the pool throughout the whole book of Proverbs the full and the Bible is the person who has the ability refusal to apply spiritual truth to life decision-making so you only know your wives or your old bad decisions you make by the actions you take not information you can quote so close Bible rehearsal of the Bible say in biblical things speaking Chris all that means nothing unless that was not decision to take the spiritual and something with it. In this scenario, the Bible is always practical because it always drives choices when you choose God by action, not simply by talking. You have debated divine programming from the word into your life situation. Now what a lot of Christians try to do is mix rock what they want. They know they need God, but they also have the old way of doing things, saying what I wanted to send a mixed sale is human wisdom is man's point of view. The way you want to do something the way your parents taught you what you want to do something when your friends say you want to do something way the media says want to do something that's saying rock is God's point of view. What a lot of Christians though they think they know they want and need not, but they use the same but I try to mix them together to help you with the sand and rock mixture. Matthew 15 verse six says you do nullify the word of God with your traditions. So when children man's point of view to God when it contradicts God's point of view.
Matthew 1516 you cancel out God saw a lot of us will actually cancel the very thing where one thing by bringing in and says the following point of view into the equation. The Bible says let God be true and every man a liar. So when God says a and you be God.
Don't bring be over to my true and let every man, including you, be a liar. So when you disagree with God, you need to have a conversation let you you tell your cell cell you lie to me right now because God says this in itself is saying that and God said, let God be true self and everybody else be online when they contradict God when you want send Iraq what you are doing is being in James chapter 1 verse five says let the double minded man know he will receive nothing from. So if you try to bring human wisdom to divine revelation.
What you need to know what God says don't think you will get anything. Once you marry the two with double-blind God cancel the whole thing so a lot of us are canceling out our prayers we pray for one thing, bringing human wisdom into it which cancel the whole program. He said you cannot have both. Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with more about building the kind of faith that can last matter what comes along.
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That's 1-800-800-3222. I repeat that information for you right after part two of today's lesson here is Dr. Evans. It did not become apparent was the wise man was, until the stone was on the outside both houses look good.
Both men look great.
Both families will contact both ministries appear to be silent, the nation seem to be on track. That is until the stone came. It was the storm that revealed what the real deal was the school says the rain came, the flood came, the wind blew so happy you have rain coming down flood coming up in the wind. I cannot call the house is called Herrick is not arranged as a in your life you going to run in a hurricane season.
Mina tries when all hell breaks lose in your life as we know well shuts down this way when everything that could go along. Is that bad prognosis from the doctor that something that makes you that overwhelmed you with Casey's and if you're alive. You're going to run into that Betsy is going fine. He says that when the rain came flood came, the wise man's house stood and the fool's house because they didn't start at the same place. The house is wonderful on the outside but the storm always reveals what you must, you can fix the foundation or poor foundation before school you can repair foundation after storm what you can do is fix it.
See a lot of what God in the stone.
Oh poor foundation before stone so that one wanting what a fallen apart because I did foundation first you set this thing in motion. Many couples want to get a divorce foundation, foundation foundational financially biblical foundation you want to be blown by the circumstances that take place in love story in Mark chapter 4 where Jesus is teaching is teaching on the seashore see a gallery and then tells his disciples. Let's get in the boat go to the sentence you government to Galilee is about 8 miles across the sea of Galilee is surrounded by hills and mountains with large hills that surrounded and sometimes the wind will enter into a funnel down into the sea of Galilee, and that's called a lilac windstorm and it disrupts the water a tumultuous sleep. So while the disciples across the sea of Galilee and Mark for the Bible says they encountered a lilac windstorm that like a mini tornado that was whipping up the water and even a professional fisherman so so they used rough seas, but this one scared to death, they became afraid for their lives while they're bailing out water trying to survive. They look and see Jesus asleep in the stern fellow of the Bible says he was asleep on the cushion cushion is a pillow if you asleep on the cushion on a pillow meant to go to sleep so they are in the stall Jesus Lori, have you felt like God is going to sleep the whole world is called upon you called on the line is busy. Jesus is not doing anything is nowhere to be found.
That was the best sentiment in the Bible says they had to a row which means he was sound asleep there to shake him to get him up. He was so sleep and then they asked the question that we all laughed when God disappoints us. Do you not care that we parents are killed. I'm going to see my tears look to see how afraid I am. Don't you care about me. He gets up and his first words why are you so timid overview of little faith, all to say maybe because were getting ready to die. Why would Jesus ask that bad situation because when Jesus was on the short teaching and they will send a man you praise the Lord and God. Good God is good all the time all the time God is good is Rosa Sharon bright morning star balm in Gilead so I can get overly wide and can get around all these awesome present laws serving Jesus concluded the sermon on the seashore with us to the other side I can hear nothing of the side of the side of the side Jesus, every going to be on the side see what was what had happened was the storm caused them to forget the word God will allow us all to see whether you knew what you were saying when you said a man. The point is simply this foundation determines the future and your foundation is the word of God apply the word of God study application you will not see the intervention of God while you are waiting on God. God is when he is waiting on the to take their rightful place to begin the dream dreams that I have begin to apply in the same like Joshua.
As for me and my house we will serve the Lord is waiting for men poor foundation on which everything else can stand waiting on all believers to apply God's truth to them, whether they be male or female to see God intervene, so don't get me wrong I am not suggesting to follow God means to avoid sometimes until you really follow if you haven't seen it rain. I say the word of God is without being mixed with human wisdom that contradicts his authoritative word. You have now NJ.
The programming of his word to work in you will watch him even the wise man still okay okay just with student he didn't succumb to it because he was wrestling with the right foundation.
I was a boy growing up in Baltimore. One Christmas my father bought me a balloon punching bag balloon punching so you hit the floor.
Pam bounced back go back down, bounced back.
One time I kicked it at the wall at the ceiling came back no matter what I did to it.
It kept coming back just because it had a weight at the bottom that was heavier than the top. So when I get to it that determine where things wound up. I wish I could send you on your way and say we believe will not bother you about, but I would be lying, but I can tell you that he may go you may go back him right foundation, back go back right foundation and some outbreaks of which it didn't happen. But sometimes the God when I got go all the Dr. Tony Evans will come back in just a moment with the final story to wrap up today's teaching so stay with us men wired for impact in home and in their communities. In the game of life either make the play yourself where you stand on the sidelines wants to play being made.
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That's 2011's.org. Also, if words like salvation and the idea of being born again are familiar to you. Understanding what they really mean can change your life. The Bible says that everyone of us has fallen short of God's standard. In other words we've sinned, and that our only hope of heaven is trusting that Jesus death paid the price to make it right. Learn more about how this truth can rewrite your future visit Tony up and start or and follow the link that says Jesus. When our lives are over. It's up to her children to carry on our name, but Dr. Evan says they should be carrying on something else as well and he'll tell us about that tomorrow. Right now though his back with his final illustration for today is government. Italy and little town called Pisa. So if you ever go to at least get Pisa Bob there's only one thing and please what is leaning Tower of Pisa. The two things and present as a living copy the people inside the road selling replicas of the leaning tower.
I mean is nothing that went around the world to look at a building lean is not that big of 176 feet is not that big ball so he wanted to complete that they had ropes around the base of the building, leaning 1/20 of an inch every year. So was going to fall and that's something was taking care of 1/20 of an inch every year.
Well, a lot of people don't know why the leaning Tower of Pisa liens on the leaning tower up easily.
The leaning Tower of Pisa liens is located in because Pisa means marshy city was built on a solid foundation is been leaning ever since and want to start leaning you know what you do when you make a tourist attraction because you can't do anything with some of us are tired of being tourist attractions.
God has a purpose for you really want you to fulfill that to happen, it must be resting on a foundation which means his true not just no studying memorized all that is the alternative with Dr. Tony celebrating 40 years of faith thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you