Jesus Talks about
Houses on Rock and Sand
Bible Study -- Matthew
is Jesus talking about when he says those fateful
words: "I never knew you."?
Is he talking about us?
Keep reading to find out how
you can avoid hearing them. ...
to Build a Firm Foundation
who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will
enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the
will of My Father who is in heaven will
Many will say to Me on
that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy
in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons,
and in Your name perform many miracles?
And then I will declare to
them, I never knew you; depart from Me,
you who practice lawlessness." -
Are We Talking or
Some self-professed athletes
can 'talk' a great game, but that tells you nothing
about their athletic skills.
No matter how hard you try,
you cannot "talk" a touchdown or a basketball goal
even though it seems so easy - watching someone
What Does Sports Have to to
Just as a person who talks
constantly about sports is not necessarily an
athlete - not everyone who talks about heaven
belongs to God's kingdom.
Walking the Walk
Christ is more concerned
about our walk than our talk. He
wants us to do right, not just say the right
Your house & mine (which
represents life, 7:24) will withstand the storms of
life only if we do what is right instead of just
talking about it.
What we do cannot be
separated from what we believe.
In fact, there is an old
"What you do speaks so
loudly I can't hear a word you are
This is as true in a
lifestyle as it is in
other walks of life.
Jesus exposed those people
who sounded so religious but had no personal
relationship with him.
When We Stand before
On 'that day' (the day of
judgment), only our relationship with Christ -- our
acceptance of him as Savior and our obedience to
him -- will matter.
"One Who Speaks with
Jesus speaks with authority
because he is God in flesh. I only hope that when
my judgment comes I can hear the words "good and
faithful servant" and not "I never knew
The Difficulty of
If this is all new to you,
don't worry. I have been in the same position you
are now and still struggle with faith just as you
do. Faith is sometimes difficult because you can't
see, touch or hear it.
Helen Keller said:
"The best and most beautiful
things in the world cannot be seen or even touched
- they must be felt with the heart."
We are taught to believe what
our senses tell us is true so faith seems unreal at
One thought in closing, if it
bothers you that your faith is not always strong,
you are on the right track. d:-)
Love in Christ
If you would like to know
more about how to receive the love and
life-changing experience of Jesus Christ, please
take a moment to look
at John 3:16.
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Read Today's Verses
American Standard Bible
King James Version
Verses about faith, integrity and following
Christ are from New American Standard Bible
& New King James Version -
Lessons from Life Application Study Bible: NIV -
Passage above credited to Lockman