Laying The Foundation

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise person who built their house on the rock. 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.”
Matthew 7:24-25 (NIV)

We have a brother-in-law who is an engineer from The Ohio State University.  This means that on occasion, we pull for the Buckeyes when they are in Big 10 competition. 

If you noticed, I used the definite article, “The,” when referring to Ohio State University out of respect for their tradition.  The reason students and alumni use the definite article when referring to this university is because, in their opinion, it is the only one and there is no other like it.

Similarly, and far more importantly, there is only one foundation for Christians. The foundation is Jesus Christ.  He is the cornerstone upon which the Father built His redemptive plan and it is only by Him that we have right relationship with God.  We have intentionally named this new body of believers, The Foundation Church. 

If you notice our logo, you will see the concept of a foundation in the picture.  The centrality of the cross is prominent and is in a position where, if it were removed, the other stones could not stand on their own.  As we take steps to build this church, the most critical aspect will be the foundation we build upon.  And that foundation must be Jesus Christ.  After all, Christ himself said in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.” 

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