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September 23, 2007

A Good Foundation – Many lessons from history show that at any time, any where, calamity can strike… and tragedy occurs. Whether it be acts of war, acts of terrorism, or even personal calamity… there will be casualties for those who are not ready in the face of the enemy. As a Christian soldier, you must ask yourself is your foundation on rock or sand ? In the face of life’s challenges, are you ready to stand? God has provided us with the way to build a foundation that is sure… one that is built on Christ Jesus. It’s up to the Christian to prepare for good and bad times… as Paul said in Philippians 4:11-13 “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” How are you to spiritually build your foundation so you may stand sure no matter what happens in your journey through life? Is it your Wisdom, Might, or Money? Jeremiah 9:23-24 (KJV) says “Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.” Paul tells us in 1 Timothy 6:17-19 that we to “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.” The lesson on September 23, 2007 teaches us that the love we have from Christ is in Heavenly Places and we are there with him right now! Isn’t it nice to know you are loved! (Ephesians 3:17-19)! As a Christian, your foundation is in Christ and He sits in the heavenlies far above all and serves as the one mediator between God and man. You may also want to “A Good Foundation” handout download the handout to review while you listen.



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