Foundation or Decoration?

Suppose you are building a house where would you want to spend most of your energy and resources?

Just as many spend lots of resources on decoration rather than on foundation, so it is in the way people spend their life-time and resources on decorative rather than fundamental values.

It is the foundation we build our lives on that will determine whether we will withstand the storms or be swept away.

When we speak expediencies and conveniences instead of convictions from the Word of God, we may decorate our society with what people want to hear. This, however, will prove fatally expensive when the storms begin to test our foundations.
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Living Life as an Example

“I like your Christ, but I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Introduction:

Sadly, it seems that Christians today are better recognized by what we are against than what we are for. It is true that there are many things God has called us to turn our backs on, but I think we should be recognized by what we are for. I think we should be living examples to both unbelievers and fellow Christians as well. Following is a handful of characteristics that I believe the bible teaches that Christians should be known for:

One – LOVE: 1 John 4:8, “Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love” (ESV).
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