Make God Your Building Block in Life?

Best Sermon Ever. | Week: 12

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Please explore the following resources that our Resource Team curated. We think they will help you as you dive deeper into the topics discussed in our sermon series Best Sermon Ever..

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Desiring God: "The Rock in a World of Sand" This article discusses the wisdom of Christ in discipling His apostles because it created a “rock” for future believers to stand on after He ascended to Heaven. Appointing the twelve as his spokesmen offered both the first and current churches clarity and confidence to pursue His kingdom. He loved us enough to plan ahead for our good! 

Desiring God: "The Surpassing (Not Bypassing) Authority of Jesus This short article highlights the gift that Christ’s authority extends to us–we get to be an active part of building His kingdom! Even though He does not need us to accomplish His plan, he chooses to commune with us in the process by drawing us into a deeper relationship with Him. 

The Gospel Coalition: "The Unexpected Secret to Joy" This article traces the undeniable theme of obedience through passages like Matthew 7:24-29. We can only “build our house on the rock” and fulfill the Great Commission if we pursue a daily lifestyle of obedience. God does not just want our actions—He wants our hearts! 

Recommended Podcasts:

With the Perrys: "Is Jesus God?" In this podcast (also on Apple Music and Spotify), Jackie and Preston Perry emphasize the importance of understanding the deity of Jesus. If we get this wrong, including our understanding of His authority, we run the risk of worshiping the wrong God. 

Podcasts | Cornerstone Church- Warehouse Have you ever heard a sermon and thought, "how in the world did he discover that?" Or "Where did he get that idea?" Every week at Cornerstone Church, two teams dig into the biblical text that will be taught during our weekend services. We spend hours talking about the text, context, culture, you name it. But you can't stuff ALL that into a 30-minute message. That's where we come in. We'll show you the stuff in the warehouse that didn't make it to the stage.

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Bible Project- Matthew

Recommended Sermons:

John Piper- “All Authority in Heaven and Earth: The Sovereignty of Jesus and His Unstoppable Mission (In this sermon (and accompanying transcript/outline), John Piper lays out how Jesus got His authority, how far His authority extends, and how these truths should fill us with a renewed sense of awe and confidence in His sovereign mission. 

Matt Chandler: "The Authority of Christ" In this sermon, Matt Chandler outlines how Jesus uses the Great Commission to highlight His authority, and this authority calls for our complete surrender and obedience to Him. 

R.C. Sproul: "Build on the Rock In this sermon, Sproul connects Matthew 7:24-29 with its sister passage in the book of Luke. He explains the metaphors about constructing our spiritual foundation and implores us to build our lives on obedience to the teachings of Jesus. 

Voddie Baucham: "The Wise and the Foolish Builders In this sermon, Baucham emphasizes the compelling offer of the Gospel and our need for Christ by walking through the parable of the two builders in Matthew 7.

Other Recommended Resources:

The Gospel Coalition: Commentary on Matthew This commentary, written by Douglass O’Donnell, breaks down Matthew section by section. It explains two reasons why the crowds were astonished with Jesus for choosing to end His Sermon on the Mount with the theme of judgment.

Song - "Firm Foundation (He Won't)" by Chandler Moore, Maverick City, and Cody Carnes 

Song - "The Rock Won't Move" by Vertical Worship