Why is a good foundation essential in building a house? What makes up the “bedrock” upon which you are building the foundation of the “house” of your life? How stable are those bedrock principles upon which you are building?
How does this parable apply to those who claim to be Christians and can speak about Christian truths yet whose lives remain unaffected by those very same truths? Is hearing and knowing Christian truth enough to save us? James 1:22-25; 2:14-19
What does this parable have to say to those who state that Christians with strong faith should never experience difficulties in this life? Is the house built on rock immune from the storms of life? See also Acts 14:22; James 1:12
What “storms” have you experienced in your life? How did you respond? What can enable us to remain steadfast in the midst of the storms of life? I Cor. 3:9-11; Eph. 3:17; Col. 2:2; James 1:2-12; Psalm 46; Prov. 12:7; 24:3