Matthew 7:21-27
"Not everyone who says to me, "Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, "Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' 23 Then I will tell them plainly, "I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'
24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash." (NIV)
Luke 6:46-49
"Why do you call me, "Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say? 47 I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. 49 But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete." (NIV)
    • What does it mean to dig down deep to the foundation of rock?
      1. Right Answer!It means to clear everything out of your life that is not of Christ, and then fill your life with Christ.
        • Yes, this is the best answer. You must allow the Bible to change you. It must be the authority in your life.
      2. It means to read your Bible diligently and be very zealous about Christ.
        • No, this seems right, but it is not. Remember that the religious people of Jesus day on earth were very zealous and big Bible readers, but they did not know anything of the truth. They did not submit to the Bible's truths.
      3. It means that you must work very hard to become a pillar at your church.
        • No, being accepted by the people at church is meaningless. It is God's acceptance that we must seek.
      4. Both (b) and (c) above.
        • No, for the reasons mentioned above.
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