THE HOUSE ON THE ROCK

We sit in the same pew Sunday after Sunday, singing hymns and praises, listening to excellent speeches, fellowshipping and finally, we shake the pastors hand and leave. The gospel is supposed to be preached in the world (Mk 16.15) but when we go into the world we are silent. "Why do you call me Lord, Lord and do not the things I say (Lk 6.4)?"

The reason is that man's 'plan of salvation' has removed the simplicity from the gospel by adding that a person is saved through a prayer rather than believing on Christ after the gospel is preached to them (Jn 3.36 & 6.47, Acts 16.31 and Rom 1.16). The gospel that the Apostle Paul received and preached is - "Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose the third day (Read 1 Cor 15.1-4)." He wrote, "Though we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel to you than that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed (Gal 1.8-9)." Christ says - "Take heed! Beware of the leaven (doctrine) of the Pharisees and Sadducees (Mt 16.6 & 12)." "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature (Mk 16.15)." Only after the work of preaching the gospel to every creature is finished will the end will come (Mt 24.14). Then Christ will return and take us to be with him forever (Mt 24.30-31 & 1 Thes 4.13-18).

Jesus told a story of two men. One built his house on the rock and the other on the sand. When the wind and rain came and the flood beat down, the house built on the sand fell down with a great crash, but the house built on the rock stood firm (Mt 7.24-27.). The one who preached the gospel and taught others to preach it built his house on the rock, while the other did not do what Jesus says. Will we ask others if they have heard the good news or say "good news" and preach - "Christ died for our sins, he was buried and he rose the third day." teaching them that believe to do so as well, or will we keep silent and build our house on the sand? Christ says to make disciples, teaching them to observe all things He has commanded us. By teaching others to preach the gospel we multiply the seed, turning our world right-side up and speeding the return of Christ. This is certainly how to build our house on the rock.

Preaching the gospel gives others the chance to believe on Christ and be born of God (1 Cor 1.21 & 4.15 and 1 Jn 5.1). Then we can teach them to observe Christ's command to preach the gospel (Mt 28.20 & Mk 16.15). The house on the rock stood firm (Mt 7.25).

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