Dug Down Deep – What Will You Build Your Life On?

This past week we kicked off a new DVD series called “Dug Down Deep: Building your Life on Truths that Last.”  The series is named after a book written by Joshua Harris (which I’ve read, and it was great… I highly recommend it for anyone in High School or older!).

You can check out the trailer HERE

The key question for this series is this: WHAT ARE YOU BUILDING YOUR LIFE ON?

In Luke 6:46-49 Jesus tells this parable:

6 “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?47 As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. 48 They are 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.”

Two things immediately stand out and were highlighted by Josh Harris in the video we watched:

  1. Jesus comparing disobedient pseudo-Christians with faithful Christians.  Most of us who were familiar with this parable thought it was comparing “Christians” with “non-Christians.”  Josh Harris pointed out that’s not actually true.  Jesus is comparing those who claim to be Christians but don’t actually obey Jesus’ words with those who both claim to be Christians and obey Christ.
  2. Both “type” of person gets hit by the storm.  Being faithful to Christ doesn’t mean that life won’t be full of tragedies.  What building your life on the Rock of Christ does mean is that instead of being crushed by the storm you will weather the storm and hold together through it.
So what are you actually building your life on?  Take some time to think through the different areas of your life and rank what’s most important to you:
  • THINKING: School, Family, Jesus, Love & Sex, Sports, Celebrities, Clothes, Acne, Bling, Other…
  • RELATIONSHIPS: Family, Best Friends, Girlfriend/Boyfriend, Facebook/Social Media, Christian Friends, Friends Who Respect My Faith, Friends Who Tear My Faith Down, People Who Give Me What I Want, God, Other…
  • AMBITION: Fame, Success, Money, Marriage, Pleasure, Beauty, Popularity, Ministry, License/Independance, Other…
  • TIME (WAKING HOURS): Shopping, Texting, Gaming, Skating, Studying, Practicing, Sports, Worshipping, Kissing, Chatting, Other…

 

 

 

 

 

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