A Story of Comparisons

  • Both men shared the same vision
  • Both men listened to the same truth
  • Both men faced the same storm

A Story of Contrasts

  • The two men had different characters
  • The two men had different foundations
  • The two men had different results

A Story of Storms

  • Storms reveal the condition of your foundation
  • Storms can cause you to forget the truth
  • Storms create the opportunity to reveal Jesus in your life

– Dwayne Terry

Wise or Foolish

Sunday May 7, 2017 at 10:30am
Speaker: Pastor Dwayne Terry
From the “Shocking” series. Sermon 7 of 10

Matthew 7:24-27 ESV “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”

A Story of Comparisons

  • Both men shared the same vision.
  • Both men listened to the same truth.

Matthew 7:24 ESV “Everyone then who hears these words of mine

  • Both men faced the same storm.

Matthew 7:24-27 ESV …a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 … a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house…”

A Story of Contrasts

  • The two men had different characters.

Matthew 7:24b ESV “…will be like a wise man …

Phronimos [frah’-nee-mas] – wise, thoughtful, intelligent

Matthew 7:26b ESV – …like a foolish man …

Moros [mow-rahs’] – foolish, moron

  • The two men had different foundations.

Luke 6:48 ESV he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock.

  • The two men had different results.

Matthew 7:27b ESV …and great was the fall of it.”

A Story of Storms

  • Storms reveal the condition of your foundation.

Matthew 7:25, 27 ESV “…And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house … 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house…”

  • Storms can cause you to forget the truth.

Mark 4:35-40 ESV …he [Jesus] said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat… 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”

  • Storms create the opportunity to reveal Jesus in your life.