Luke 6:46-49 (NLT) – So why do you keep calling me “Lord, Lord!” when you don’t do what I say? I will show you what it’s like when someone comes to me, listens to my teaching, and then follows it. It is like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation on solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against that house, it stands firm because it is well built. But anyone who hears and doesn’t obey is like a person who builds a house right on the ground, without a foundation. When the floods sweep down against that house, it will collapse into a heap of ruins.
According to Psalm 122, worship helps us set the structure of our lives by reminding us who created us, to whom we belong and where we stand. Jesus’ teaching on the Beatitudes helps us to look into greater depth of that reality.
(1) What is the main issue at the beginning of the story and what commands are the listeners supposed to follow?
(2) What is the main difference between the two builders?
(3) What is digging deep and laying the foundation on solid rock in real life? What changes do you see needing to happen in your own life?
Prayer: Ask the Holy Spirit to help you be set on the foundation of Christ, a life of obedience, not just listening but following through with action.
Song: let’s worship through singing, “Cornerstone” by Hillsong (click here).