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IS IT ENOUGH TO SAY THE RIGHT THINGS? 
Two catastrophic "counterfeits" to real 
Christian faith. 
* Just a verbal professi...
Matthew 7:21 "Not everyone who says to 
me, `Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom 
of heaven, but he who does the will of ...
22 On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, 
Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, 
and cast out demons in your name, and...
THE NECESSITY OF DOING HIS WILL 
Mathew 7:21 "Not everyone who says to 
me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom 
of heav...
22 "On that day many will say to me, 
'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your 
name, and cast out demons in your name, 
a...
23 "And then will I declare to them, 'I 
never knew you; depart from me, you 
evildoers.'"
BUILDING A FOUNDATION ON ROCK 
Matthew 7:24 "Everyone then who hears 
these words of mine and does them will be 
like a wi...
25… and the rain fell, and the floods came, 
and the winds blew and beat upon that 
house, but it did not fall, because it...
26 "And everyone who hears these words 
of mine and does not do them will be like 
a foolish man who built his house upon ...
27…and the rain fell, and the floods came, 
and the winds blew and beat against that 
house, and it fell; and great was th...
Luke 6:48 … he is like a man building a 
house, who dug deep, and laid the 
foundation upon rock;
and when a flood arose, the stream broke 
against that house, and could not shake it, 
because it had been well built.
BUILDING A FOUNDATION ON SAND 
Matthew 7:26 "And everyone who hears 
these words of mine and does not do them 
will be lik...
27…and the rain fell, and the floods came, 
and the winds blew and beat against that 
house, and it fell; and great was th...
James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and 
not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word 
and not a doer, he is like a man who 
observes his natural face in a mirror;
24 for he observes himself and goes away 
and at once forgets what he was like.
25 But he who looks into the perfect law, 
the law of liberty, and perseveres, being 
no hearer that forgets but a doer th...
Ezekiel 33:30 "As for you, son of man, 
your people who talk together about you 
by the walls and at the doors of the 
hou...
say to one another, each to his brother, 
'Come, and hear what the word is that 
comes forth from the LORD.'
31 And they come to you as people come, 
and they sit before you as my people, and 
they hear what you say but they will n...
32 And, lo, you are to them like one who 
sings love songs with a beautiful voice and 
plays well on an instrument, for th...
THE AUTHORITY OF JESUS OVER YOUR LIFE 
Matthew 7:28 And when Jesus finished 
these sayings, the crowds were astonished 
at...
29 for he taught them as one who had 
authority, and not as their scribes.
John 7:16 So Jesus answered them, "My 
teaching is not mine, but his who sent 
me…"
17 "…if any man's will is to do his will, he 
shall know whether the teaching is from 
God or whether I am speaking on my ...
Proverbs 2:1 My son, if you receive my 
words and treasure up my commandments 
with you,
2 making your ear attentive to wisdom and 
inclining your heart to understanding;
3 yes, if you cry out for insight and raise 
your voice for understanding,
4 if you seek it like silver and search for it 
as for hidden treasures;
5 then you will understand the fear of the 
LORD and find the knowledge of God.
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09/28/14 Sermon
Pastor Seth Gatchell
Pacific Church of Irvine
www.pacificchurch.com
4th message in a series on Matthew 7

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  2. 2. IS IT ENOUGH TO SAY THE RIGHT THINGS? Two catastrophic "counterfeits" to real Christian faith. * Just a verbal profession of the faith. * Just an intellectual knowledge about the faith.
  3. 3. Matthew 7:21 "Not everyone who says to me, `Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."
  4. 4. 22 On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?'"
  5. 5. THE NECESSITY OF DOING HIS WILL Mathew 7:21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."
  6. 6. 22 "On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?'"
  7. 7. 23 "And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you evildoers.'"
  8. 8. BUILDING A FOUNDATION ON ROCK Matthew 7:24 "Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock;
  9. 9. 25… and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock."
  10. 10. 26 "And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand;
  11. 11. 27…and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it."
  12. 12. Luke 6:48 … he is like a man building a house, who dug deep, and laid the foundation upon rock;
  13. 13. and when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it had been well built.
  14. 14. BUILDING A FOUNDATION ON SAND Matthew 7:26 "And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand;
  15. 15. 27…and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it."
  16. 16. James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
  17. 17. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who observes his natural face in a mirror;
  18. 18. 24 for he observes himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.
  19. 19. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer that forgets but a doer that acts, he shall be blessed in his doing.
  20. 20. Ezekiel 33:30 "As for you, son of man, your people who talk together about you by the walls and at the doors of the houses,
  21. 21. say to one another, each to his brother, 'Come, and hear what the word is that comes forth from the LORD.'
  22. 22. 31 And they come to you as people come, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear what you say but they will not do it; for with their lips they show much love, but their heart is set on their gain.
  23. 23. 32 And, lo, you are to them like one who sings love songs with a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument, for they hear what you say, but they will not do it.
  24. 24. THE AUTHORITY OF JESUS OVER YOUR LIFE Matthew 7:28 And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching,
  25. 25. 29 for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.
  26. 26. John 7:16 So Jesus answered them, "My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me…"
  27. 27. 17 "…if any man's will is to do his will, he shall know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority."
  28. 28. Proverbs 2:1 My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you,
  29. 29. 2 making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding;
  30. 30. 3 yes, if you cry out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,
  31. 31. 4 if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures;
  32. 32. 5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
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