Heard at Café: 9/24/2019

Tonight, we got to hear from Kami, a former CCFer. Kami worked at the Globalscope in Mexico for seven years before returning to the United States.

Kami spoke to us on what it means to have a foundation in Jesus. Specifically, she focused on Matthew 7:24-29.

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.
In this passage,  Jesus speaks of three men who build houses on three different foundations. Because of these different foundations, each man's house holds up differently to the storms that come.

Kami reminded us that Jesus is not the sender of storms, though; instead, He is the foundation that holds up the house. He is the one who redeems terrible situations.

We also looked at the same story, but from Luke 6:
46 “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? 47 As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. 48 They are 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.”
The word "radical" comes from the Latin word radix, which means root. Kami spoke of a radical life: one that has cleared out all of the unnecessary and built up a foundation in Jesus. Kami left us with a couple questions to reflect on:
What do we need to dig through to get to the solid foundation that is Jesus? What would we have to give up to follow Jesus?

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