Paul MacLurg

"Foundations" Matthew 7:24-28 (Matthew: The Preaching of the King)

When was the last time you looked at and inspected the foundation of your apartment or house? Are you sure it has one? Let’s examine the foundation of your life this Sunday. As Jesus concludes the Sermon on the Mount, He brings His message full circle…back to the core questions for His followers: Do you know Who I Am and is your life founded on Me? Jesus uses one parable in His sermon, and it’s at the end. Why is that significant? Come study the finale of the Sermon on the Mount with us, asking Jesus to reveal to you the identity of your foundation and the maturity of your spiritual life.

"Sexual Integrity - Protecting That Which is Precious" Proverbs 5:1-23 (Proverbs: The Way of Wisdom)

This week we will identify what Solomon taught his sons is precious, what is worth protecting, and how to do so. He gave them wisdom in the area of sexual temptation and integrity. Wisdom that will protect one’s relational, marital, spiritual, emotional, mental, physical and ministry health. The wisdom given to Solomon’s sons is healthy for men and women (children & adults), singles and marrieds. See what Solomon says is “precious enough to protect” so you can live more wisely where you live, work, serve and play.

What is precious to you, that you would not want to lose? What will you sacrifice to keep that that which is precious, safe?

This week’s message gives wisdom for those who have not fallen sexually (is anyone without sin?), and hope for those who have. But remember, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” This is not a message of judgment, but of hope. And Jesus has provided a way.