About a month ago, I did a teaching with the middle school students with these two thoughts:

  1. What are you building your life on? (Matthew 7:24-27)
  2. What are you building your life with? (1 Corinthians 3:10-15)

When my lead pastor asked if I could preach for a couple of weeks in a row, I thought of this teaching with the students at Youth because it was so impacting to me personally and I had been contemplating its implications ever since. So I thought that the church could benefit from my wrestling!

What Are You Building Your Life On?

There are three main areas of focus in this message:

  1. The account of the wise man and the foolish man in Matthew 7:24-27, specifically hearing the words of Jesus and either putting them into practice (wise human) or not putting them into practice (foolish human).
  2. Jesus’ actual words that he was referring to in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7. Instead of sharing ALL of the words (which can be a bit overwhelming), I focused on two specifically: Matthew 5:11 and 5:21-22.
  3. Jesus’ central thesis statement and thrust of the kingdom of heaven: Repent (Matthew 4:17). The sermon, Jesus’ words, are put into practice through repentance.

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What Are You Building Your Life On? (part 1): Download

Teaching Videos

Video of a lighthouse withstanding the onslaught of crashing waves (wise man): Download
Video of a house floating down a river during a flood as well as a house breaking in half (foolish man): Download

Teaching Slides

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