RAP SHEET 4/2/23
Series: Master Plan
Sermon: Firm Foundation
Scripture: Matthew 27 / Psalm 22
ICE BREAKER: Would you rather sing everything you say or burp loudly at the end of every sentence?
This week, we talked about the importance of having a firm foundation in your life. A firm foundation is something that is truly DEEP - it has lots of layers, and intersects with many other truths and realities.
When you understand the Master Plan of Easter, it represents the deepest truths and the realest reality available to us. That makes Jesus' life, death, and resurrection the FIRMEST FOUNDATION to build your life on!
One of Jesus' final sayings from the cross was, "my God, my God, why have you abandoned me." Jesus yelled this with a loud voice so all the crowd could hear him. By looking at the historical context, we learned that Jesus was referencing Psalm 22, a prophecy of his crucifixion 600 years before it happened!
The Old Testament, also known as the Jewish scriptures, tell the story of Easter's Firm Foundation. The truths revealed in Jesus are layered from the beginning of scripture and the beginning of time itself. Jesus fulfilled over 300 Old Testament prophecies, intersecting with stories, truths, and realities over and over again.
All of this makes the story of Easter the deepest story ever told. The best part is, when Jesus went to the cross, he made a way for us to build our lives off of His foundation.
Life can become very challenging. We all suffer, we all feel lost at times, and when times get tough our foundation is tested. Building your life on Jesus is setting yourself on the deepest foundation possible. All we have to do to get access to that foundation is to believe in who Jesus is and what He has done!
When life gets tough, are you able to maintain hope and peace?
Do you often turn to things in this world to relieve your suffering or do you truly trust in Jesus during those times?
Here is this week's application question:
What is ONE WAY you can make Jesus the foundation of your life this week?
Perhaps you have not been considering Jesus in how you make decisions or navigate relationships. Maybe because of suffering in your life you have taken your eyes off of the hope Jesus brings?
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you build your life fully on the foundation of Jesus!