Family Devotion Week 5

Family Devotion Week 5

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The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders
Week # 5
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders
and its application to us today – the importance of a rock-solid faith.
Feasting on the Word:
Matthew 7:24-27
1 Corinthians 3:11
Proverbs 14:16
Family Discussion:
Many of you will be familiar with this parable because of the children’s
song about it. If you have small children in your family, sing The Wise
Man song with them now.
In the parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders, on what did the wise
man build his house? What happened when the rains came and the
wind blew against his house? In verse 24, to whom did Jesus compare
the wise man?
On what did the foolish man build his house? What happened when the
rains came and the wind blew against his house? In verse 26, to whom
did Jesus compare the foolish man?
What is Jesus trying to tell us in this parable? Discuss why it is
important – not only to hear the teachings of Jesus, but to obey them as
well. If we do that, what will happen to us at the Judgment Day?
According to 1 Corinthians 3:11, who is our foundation, the rock on
which wise men should build?
Discuss what Proverbs 14:16 says about wise men and foolish men.
Challenge:
Discuss this: Hard times will come to every family (wind and waves). Be
prepared before it happens! Make a spiritual emergency plan for your
family about how to handle a crisis. Develop a rock-solid faith. God
sends peace and comfort when you pray. No matter what happens,
even death, there is a happy ending for every person who is a
Christian!
Family Project: Take time to work on your family project. (Refer to list.)