Have you ever done something crazy to show someone that you loved them or cared about them? What?
How do you show love to different people? (A crush, your mom, your sister, your dad, a coach)
How do we demonstrate love to God?
How is obedience a way to demonstrate love to God?
Write down 5 to 10 commandments that you have heard. Circle one that is hard to keep. Why is it hard for you?
Read: Matthew 7:24-27
What does it mean to have a foundation built on rock? What does it mean to have a foundation built on sand?
Look at the following life issues. What would it look like to “build on the rock” in these areas? In your life, are you building these areas on the “rock” or the “sand?” (Don’t rush it, take a minute to think about each one)
- Dating relationships
- Being generous
- Media you watch/listen to
What is one area of your life that where you need to start being obedient to God?
What do you think is the first step toward obedience for you?
Both the man who built his house on a rock and the one who built it on sand went through a storm. But they got through it differently. Has God’s word ever helped you through a difficult time? How so?
If you are going through a difficult time right now, how can God’s word help you through?