Careful But Sure
Have you ever experienced being in front of a four, five or six-storey building? Have you ever felt so small after seeing such an enormous sight? Have you ever wondered how could that thing possibly be?
As a child, I have always marveled at the beauty of places and massive buildings. A sense of astonishment captivates me whenever there is a new site being built, and a sense of curiosity immediately gets into me. How will this building look like? Who owns this skyscraper? How tall would this building be?
More like, questions like these also pop in our heads. Aside from Makati and Taguig, the University Belt is no exemption to this trend. Condominiums are on the rise in vicinity of the U-Belt while commercial establishments are also increasing in number.
But amidst all these fascinating personal musings, questions litter my mind, like “How strong will this building’s foundation going to be? How will its foundation look like? Will the building stand strong when natural calamities strike?
BUILDING STRONG FOUNDATIONS
Unless you are a civil engineer, most probably, you wouldn’t even mind the things that are happening beyond the high fences blocking the site. But as a church, each one of us is called to consider our foundation.
Jesus speaks of the importance of building on the right foundation. Here is a passage where Jesus gave a brief discourse on the importance of foundation – Matthew 7: 24-27 (NIV)
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.”
Here is the reality, storms of life will come no matter what, but where we build our foundation on is what we need to consider.
When we come into a relationship with Christ, it does not guarantee a storm-free life. However, Jesus guarantees a storm-proof life.
And since foundation is import, Victory has designed a course that is suited for the need of every believer so that he can build his or her foundation on the Rock.
FOUNDATION for VICTORY
Foundation for Victory is a six-week class intended to help you establish a solid biblical foundation necessary to build a storm-proof Christian life.
– Jesus: The Foundation
– Church: The Spiritual Family
– Discipleship: The Call
– Trinity: The Godhead
– God’s Word: The Bible
– Resurrection and Judgment: The End
This class of Foundation for Victory kicked of on April 27 and ended on May 25. Over a hundred participants took part in the Foundation for Victory class. And this June, we are holding the third batch on Sunday, June 22.
Questions concerning the topics in the 12 chapters of the Purple Book are discussed and answered. For a minimum registration fee of PhP 300.00, Foundation for Victory provides an avenue wherein every participant is given a chance to understand in-depth how and on Whom we are to build our foundation.
As Ptr. Rodnel Gascon, our Discipleship Pastor, puts it, “Foundation predicts future. It is not just building, but it is CAREFULLY building.” The question is: “How deep is your foundation? How careful are you in building your foundation?
It is good to know that, in building our foundation, it is not how fast we build, but it is about how strong our foundation is. As we carefully build our faith on the One and Only Cornerstone, we can be assured that no storm can bring our house down.