20 April 2013

Notes on the Sermon

Today's sermon struck a chord with us.  I won't go into everything, but here are some highlights.

Jesus didn't ever promise the righteous that they wouldn't have trials.  You know what He actually said? 

"In the world ye shall have tribulation:  but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."  John 16:33

And when we sing about the wise man who built his house on the rock and the foolish man who built his house upon the sand?  Did the rain skip falling on the wise man's house, or the wind cease to blow when it reached his house upon the rock? 

No.  His house stood standing not because the storm never comes to the wise man.  His house stood standing because THROUGH the storm he had a firm foundation.  The storm came to both the wise and the foolish.  The difference between the two was the ability to plan ahead, expecting the storm, and then the ability to weather the storm.

So what is the foundation we need?

"My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.  Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with Him is plenteous redemption."  Psalm 130:6,7


  1. That's beautiful! And I hope it was comforting to you.

    Where is that beautiful trail? It looks a bit like the Arboretum, but I know it could be anywhere around -- there's beauty everywhere we look at this time of the year!

  2. Yes, it was indeed comforting, reassuring. The trail you can get to from the gap, or you can drive a little past and start the hike at a later point, which is what we did. It meanders down hill for a while and goes by a creek and then goes.back up hill. It goes right behind the ridge. We'll show you!

  3. GREAT thoughts. The purple with the green is so... etherial. Love it!

  4. I'm going to remember this. The foundation is important. With Jesus, our security, we can survive the storm.


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