Game: Play the game of ‘Jenga’ or ‘UNO Stacks’
OQ: Please introduce yourself and share for 30 secs. Your experience in building any structure. [Construction of your own house, or any carpentry work in the crafts school, NSS camp experience or even childhood experience of beach - sand houses] Then share yourself.
Thank you. Every one has different experiences in the construction of different structures. Today we are going to talk / discuss about building our own lives right.
46 "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?
47 I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice.
48 He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.
49 But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete."
Q. What are the two kinds of builders this passage talks about? [Wise and foolish]
Q. Why is one wise and the other foolish? [Built on rock, built on sand]
Q. Can you give examples of buildings / structures built on sand? [Rock-cut temples at Mahabalipuram, Houses by the sea shore etc.]
Q Can you give examples of structures built on Rock? [Vivenkananda Memorial at Kanyakumari, Rock Fort at Tirchy, Temples on Hills and
Q. Which is easier to construct - on sand or on rock? [On sand]
Q. Why? [Its easier to dig the sand and put the foundation but it takes hard work to dig and break the rock for foundation]
Now let’s see what the Bible is teaching us through this story.
Q. What does ‘Building on sand’ represent?
Q. What does ‘Building on rock’ represent?
Q. What does ‘Flood and torrent’ represent?
C. It is easy to hear the word of God and not put into practice, but it takes all your effort, heart and energy to hear the word of God and put into practice. But are you building your life to last?
C. Problems may come, torrrents may strike but you’ll stay strong if you are having the foundation of your life on the rock, that is the word of God.
Let’s decide to build our life on the rock, the word of God.
Let’s get help.