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House Builders

March 22, 2015 Speaker: Dean Macke Series: The King's Speech

Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 7:24–7:27

The King's Speech - House Builders from Jacobs Well

Review and Introduction


     The end of the sermon


Two types of people



             Both heard the words of Jesus (Matthew 7:24, 26)
             Both built houses after hearing (Matthew 7:24, 26)
             Both faced the storm (Matthew 7:25, 27)


     Distinctions (Matthew 7:24, 26)

             Wise vs. Foolish
             Doing vs. Not Doing
             Building on rock vs. Building on sand


     Two outcomes (Matthew 7:25, 27)

             Weathering the storm
             A mighty fall


The foundation

     We must be hearers


     We must be doers


Community Meditations


  • What are the implications of building a house on the bedrock in the days of Jesus. See Luke 6:46 for a parallel.
  • Look back over The King’s Speech (Matthew 5-7) and find the things Jesus says to do. Do they differ from the things you think a Christian should do? If so, how?
  • How do you see the relationship between the Sunday Gathering and your Missional Community in the parable?


  • Do you feel like you have a tendency to hear more than do, or to do more than hear? If so, how do you feel toward the lesser one?
  • How does the parable make you think differently about how a Christian acts?
  • How does the word obedience make you feel? Uncomfortable? Safe? Joyful? What emotions come to mind when you think of obeying someone else? God?


  • How can your Missional Community help you do the words of Jesus?
  • What teachings does your community need to see lived by you?

More in The King's Speech

April 5, 2015

The Authority of the King

March 29, 2015

Foundation for the Good Fight

March 15, 2015

Knowing Jesus