The Teachings of Jesus - Parable of the Builder
Text: Luke 6:20-49
MASTERING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BEING A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST
We must learn these fundamentals, just as sports participants must learn the fundamentals of their respective sport:
Football: Block, Tackle, Run, Catch
Baseball: Hit, Catch, Throw
Basketball: Dribble, Shoot, Pass
Tennis: Fore-hand, Back-hand, Serve, & Volley
Fishing: Casting, Hooking, Reeling, Netting
JESUS’ GREAT SERMON
An encouragement to the common people An inventory of moral conduct
JESUS’ GREAT ILLUSTRATIONS
WHO IS YOUR TEACHER?
The blind leading the blind
A blind man cannot guide a blind man can he? (NO)
Will they not both fall into a pit? (Yes)
To whom are you listening?
A pupil is not above his teacher
After training, the pupil will be like his teacher Second Illustration:
ARE YOU TRULY COMPETENT TO JUDGE OTHERS?
Why are you trying to correct others, when you have even greater faults?
Attend to yourself first, then perhaps you may be able to help others.
WHAT KIND OF FRUIT ARE YOU BEARING?
A good tree produces good fruit, as a good person at heart brings forth good things in life.
A bad tree does not produce good fruit, as a bad person brings forth corruption from the things that they treasure.
Evidence: The mouth speaks
from that which fills the heart
The Great Question
Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?
JESUS’ GREAT APPLICATION
The one who hears My words and acts on them is a wise builder.
His foundation is solid, built on the rock
When the storms of life come, his house will stand
The one who hears My words and has not acted accordingly is a foolish builder.
His home has no foundation
When the storms of life come, his house will collapse, and his life will be ruined
Be assured: Storms Will Come
Are you ready?
AS FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST: Listen to the Teacher
Attend to Oneself
Bring forth good fruit
Hear and ACT accordingly