|What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice|
Msg #2008 Building on the Rock?
What The Bible Says
Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
At the 29th annual Youth Ablaze conference (cbbckjv.com) Pastor Eddie Wyatt taught us that, in its proper context, the closing of Matthew 7 is not about building a house on a rock at all. It is not about building our lives on the Solid Rock, nor about digging down to find a sure foundation. That is pretty much all the applications we have heard preached out of this text and in general they have been good applications for the parable. None of them, however, capture the context of Jesus' message. Jesus had just finished preaching three chapters of our Bible called the Sermon on the Mount: profound and authoritative preaching, for three chapters! The accurate and obvious context of his wise-man – foolish-man illustration is plainly stated in verses 24 and 26: “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken unto a wise man... And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man....”
While Jesus preached for three chapters there was a whole row of stiff-necked people with their arms crossed. Another group over there, under that tree, had Iphones and heard nothing he said. Some impatiently tapped on their watches. Others were looking off with lofty eyes. Teens were passing notes in the back.
In the next opportunity to hear Bible preaching how will you respond? That is Jesus' point! Will you be a “Doer of the Word?” It has been said if you want a new preacher, just pray for the one you have! Do you? Arrive at church well prepared for Bible preaching. Purpose that you are going to be a doer of the Word. And be sure it is accurate authorized KJV preaching. God only has one Holy Bible.
An Essay for week #8 Feb 23, 2020
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