spiritual house

Build Your Foundation on the Word of God

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” – Matthew 7:24 Do you know what a wadi is? A wadi is an empty riverbed full of sand, specifically in the desert and is translated in scripture eleven times. Most of the time, it’s a completely safe place to be. But when a big rain comes and rushes into the desert, it causes flash floods that destroy everything in its path. Jesus taught a parable saying, “Anyone who hears these words of mine is like a man who built his house on the rock. The rains came down, the streams rose, but the house stood because it had its foundation on the rock. But anyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice, is like a man who built

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Renovate Your House

“I will be careful to lead a blameless life — when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart.” – Psalm 101:2 Home renovation has become a popular movement in our culture. There’s several TV shows, and even video games, dedicated to it! There are people who renovate their home with the premise that it’s going to be their forever home, and then you have house flippers who have no intention of moving in. Jesus wants to help us renovate our spiritual house — the home we’re living in.  Speaking of renovating, we used to do a lot of social work at a church we pastored. The police would call us when they found a pack rat. We went to a home where the police couldn’t get to a lady who had a heart attack; it was that bad. Our church

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Heavenly House Cleaning

“When Jesus entered the temple courts, he began to drive out those who were selling.” – Luke 19:45 We’ve been learning a lot about Jesus being our home and our soul being His home. Thus, knowing that we are the Holy Spirit’s house, we shouldn’t be surprised if and when He does some spring cleaning. Interestingly, the story of Jesus driving the money changers out of the temple is also the story of His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. While the crowds had just finished hailing Him Hosanna and affirming that He was their King, He rode immediately to the temple — or the Jewish people’s house — and started turning over tables. Though we don’t know what the throngs thought of this commotion, His actions demonstrate the truth that we can’t call Christ our Lord (or boss) if we don’t acknowledge His right to reorganize some things in our lives.

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