Building Upon the Right Foundation - Luke 6:46-49

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To be a disciple of Jesus is not merely to hear the words of Jesus but to build our lives upon Jesus.

The message was given on October 20, 2013 at New City Church in Calgary by Pastor John Ferguson. For more info, go to www.NewCityChurch.ca.

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Building Upon the Right Foundation - Luke 6:46-49

  1. 1. Building Upon The Right Foundation ~ Luke 6:46-49 image: Evan Kane
  2. 2. God Gives Us His Words of Eternal Life Today’s Scripture: Luke 6:46-49 Found on page 863 in our guest Bibles.
  3. 3. Jesus is popular now. Sinead O’Connor Ashton Kutcher
  4. 4. Jesus is popular now. Katy Perry
  5. 5. Jesus is popular now. Kanye West
  6. 6. “…many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” ~ Gospel of John, ch. 6
  7. 7. “It may seem that there are many followers of Jesus, but if they were honestly to define the relationship they have with him I am not sure it would be accurate to describe them as followers. It seems to me that there is a more suitable word to describe them.
  8. 8. “They are not followers of Jesus. They are fans of Jesus.”
  9. 9. Building Upon The Right Foundation ~ Luke 6:46-49 image: Evan Kane
  10. 10. Luke 6:46 Why do you call me “Lord, Lord,” and not do what I tell you?
  11. 11. It’s a { disruptive } question.
  12. 12. It’s a { revealing } question.
  13. 13. The Apostle Paul ~ Romans 10:9 “...if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
  14. 14. “The Christian commitment is distinguished in that it is a commitment to a belief about the meaning of the whole of human experience in its entirety—namely, the belief that this meaning is to be found in the person of Jesus Christ, incarnate, crucified, risen, and destined to reign over all things.”
  15. 15. It’s a { merciful } question.
  16. 16. Luke 6:47-48 Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood
  17. 17. Luke 6:48-49 ...arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a
  18. 18. Luke 6:49 ...foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.
  19. 19. “…they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe for a while, and in time of testing fall away.” ~ Jesus of Nazareth in the Gospel of Luke (8:13)
  20. 20. What kinds of storms are there? the cares, riches, & pleasures of life ( Luke 8:14 )
  21. 21. What kinds of storms are there? the cares, riches, & pleasures of life ( Luke 8:14 ) persecution ( Revelation 12:17; 14:12 )
  22. 22. What kinds of storms are there? the cares, riches, & pleasures of life ( Luke 8:14 ) persecution ( Revelation 12:17; 14:12 ) death ( Luke 12:13-21 )
  23. 23. What kinds of storms are there? the cares, riches, & pleasures of life ( Luke 8:14 ) persecution ( Revelation 12:17; 14:12 ) death ( Luke 12:13-21 ) final judgment ( Romans 14:10, 12 )
  24. 24. “ These words I speak to you are not mere additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundation words, words to build a life on. ~ Eugene Peterson, The Message ”
  25. 25. Important Question Why does Luke include this in his historical biography of Jesus?
  26. 26. To be a disciple of Jesus is not merely to hear the words of Jesus but to build our lives upon Jesus.
  27. 27. 1 Heed the wakeup call. image: Alan Cleaver
  28. 28. ~ James, the brother of Jesus in James 1:22 “...be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”
  29. 29. Repent + Believe New Obedience (the fruit of repentance)
  30. 30. 2 Pray ‘search’-ing prayers
  31. 31. “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” ~ Psalm 139:23-24, NLT
  32. 32. The Lord Jesus: “If you love me, keep my commandments” ~ Gospel of John (14:15)
  33. 33. The Lord Jesus: “If you love me, keep my commandments” ~ Gospel of John (14:15) Christian: “Your wish is my command.” “My pleasure.”
  34. 34. flickr images courtesy of: Evan Kane: http://www.flickr.com/photos/55019964@N00/572886815/ Alan Cleaver: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11121568@N06/4293345629/ other images: Photos.com: ktsimage / 178360143

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