Two teenage girls were caught stealing money off a table at a supermarket in Boynton Beach, Florida. The table was being used by a Girl Scout selling cookies. When questioned by WPBF-TV, they said they had no remorse. One said on camera, “We went through all that effort to get the money. We got all these charges against us, and we had to give the money back.” The other added, “I’m not sorry. I’m just mad I got caught.” The girls were caught because they returned to the store the next day and taunted the little girl. Our society is adrift without a moral compass. Some call it progress. But if this is what it means to cut the apron strings of our Christian beginnings, I’m all for staying home. “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” This is Just A Minute.
Text: II Timothy 3:16 – 4:4 (16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 1 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
* Introduction: Standing On The Promises! It is our prayer that all will be like the Bereans, whom we read about in Acts 17. They were commended because they had a great love for the Word of God. We’re told that after hearing Paul, they went and “searched the Scriptures daily.” If we have this kind of love for the Bible, we will always be found “standing on the promises.” We can count on God, can He count on YOU?
What Kind of Foundation Do YOU Have? We build our lives on all kinds of foundations. Jesus spoke of those who build their lives on the sand, a life that has no permanent foundation. He contrasted that with one who built their lives on a solid foundation. The one who built on the sand had all kinds of problems in life. The one who built on the right foundation (Jesus) enjoyed the blessings of God. Continue reading
We build our lives on all kinds of foundations. Jesus spoke of those who build their lives on the sand, a life that has no permanent foundation. He contrasted that with one who built their lives on a solid foundation. The one who built on the sand had all kinds of problems in life. The one who built on the right foundation (Jesus) enjoyed the blessings of God.
The song, “I’ll Put Jesus First In My Life” in verse one tells us about that to a Christian, that “the world all about me has now no allure.” What this means that once we put on the Lord Jesus in baptism we change “kingdoms.” Paul told the Colossian Church that Christians have been conveyed out of a kingdom of darkness into a kingdom of light ruled by the Lord Jesus. (Col. 1:12-14) We are now in the marvelous “light of the Gospel” and now have the privilege to help other find the light of Jesus.
He further reminds Christians that worldly wisdom is vain. The last phrase of verse one gives great comfort to the believer. It reads as follows, “I seek a foundation that’s steadfast and sure, I’ll put Jesus first in my life.” We sings song: “The Church’s One Foundation Is Jesus Christ, Her Lord…” We can be confident that our foundation, the Lord Jesus will always be there for us. Praise the Lord!