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The Two Series #4: Foundations and the Secret Life - Bruce McCallum - 1 March 2020

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1 March 2020

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The Two Series #4: Foundations and the Secret Life - Bruce McCallum - 1 March 2020

  1. 1. Matthew 7:24-28 (NIV) "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash." 28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at His teaching
  2. 2. People Houses Foundations Results Responses
  3. 3. 1. Dig deep! Build a secret life with Jesus. Luke 6:48 (NIV) He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.
  4. 4. How do you build a secret life with Jesus? Jesus uses the 3 pillars of Jewish piety: GIVING PRAYER FASTING
  5. 5. • Giving / Tithing – to open the heavens above us • Prayer - to hear God speak to us • Fasting – to feast on His Word instead of food
  6. 6. 2. Be busy - but defeat ‘hurry sickness’
  7. 7. HURRY SICKNESS “a continuous struggle to accomplish more things and participate in more events in less time, frequently in the face of opposition, real or imagined, from other people “
  8. 8. How do you know if you suffer from hurry sickness? (J.Ortberg) • Speeding up • SIGH a lot • Nod more often to encourage the person to accelerate • You chafe when you have to wait • Clutter • Sunset fatigue • Love impaired
  9. 9. 3. Mission clarity for your life Matthew 28:19 (NIV) Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, …
  10. 10. 4. If your house has collapsed - remember: THE CALL IS GREATER THAN THE FALL
  11. 11. 5. Live with eternity in your heart Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NKJV) He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, …
  12. 12. John 14:1-2 (NKJV) "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
  13. 13. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (NIV) For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
  14. 14. WRAPPING UP THE SERIES
  15. 15. People Houses Foundations Results Responses
  16. 16. BEING DISCIPLES, WHO MAKE DISCIPLES THAT ARE MAKING DISCIPLES.
  17. 17. What is a disciple? • Week 1 - Definition of a disciple: “hear the voice of God and put it into practice” • Week 2 - Zoomed into “hear these words of mine” Key message: Hear God’s voice for yourself. • Week 3 – Zoomed into “puts them into practice” Key message: What one action can you take today to show your obedience to God. • Week 4 - Build solid foundations so your faith stays strong

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