Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Solid Foundation

One of the things I believe strongly in is a firm foundation. No organization can be effective without a firm foundation. One look at my beloved Cleveland Browns will reaffirm my beliefs. There is no firm foundation with the Browns, and because of that, they may be one of the biggest laughing stocks of the entire NFL.

There is no more important organization out there than Christ’s Church. Without a firm foundation, the church cannot be as successful as it desires to be. What is the Churches’ foundation? It is Jesus Christ. It is living the Great Commission. It is knowing how you are going to love Jesus and tell people about Him. It is having a vision of how you will be successful as a church.

Jesus teaches in Matthew 7 about the wise and foolish builders. One man built his house on the sand, when the rains came, the winds blew, and the streams rose, the house eventually fell down. Another man built his house on the rock. Jesus describes it this way. “The rains 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.”

Does your church have its foundation on the rock? Do you know the vision of your church? Do you know where your church is going? Do you know how your church is trying to reach people far from God? Does your church share that vision repeatedly? If not, you need to start asking for one.

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