Solid Foundations- Study 1 Problem Solved
Solid Foundations ~Leaders notes
Welcome on your journey of building a solid foundation in your life journey with God.
When building a house, or any building for that matter, there is one thing that will help establish how
long the building will survive- foundations. The Bible gives a parable about the wise and the foolish
builder (you can READ the story in Matthew chapter 7 verses 24-29). The foolish builder built on sand,
his house collapsed. The wise builder is the one who had a solid foundation. Wh en the winds and floods
came, his house stood.
It is the same with your life. You need to spend time on the foundations so that you can have what it
takes to continue to stand, even when floods of adversity and winds of trouble come against you.
If you were flying across one of the great oceans of this earth, and someone came up to you and said, “I
know you have a long flight, but you should wear this back pack during the whole flight.”
Now you may put it on. But after little while the pack will seem heavy, even uncomfortable. You will be
tempted to take it off so that you can get comfortable and get some rest.
However, if the flight assistant says, “This plane is in trouble and very soon
everyone is going to need to use this parachute to jump out of the plane to safety.
There is a boat below & rescuers are on their way. Wait for the signal and we will
call you to come and jump.”
You would not be thinking how heavy the pack is! You would know it is the answer
to your problem. You just want to be ready.
It is only as you recognise your problem with sin and its consequence, that you can truly appreciate the
solution Jesus provides.
The problem of sin
The problem of sin is understood as we recognise something about God.
What does 1 Peter 1:15,16 say about God?15 but as He who called you is holy, you also
be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”
God is a holy God and can have no relationship with sin. The problem is that ever since Adam & Eve
sinned (sin entered humanity), humans have had a problem with sin.
To have a relationship with God, we need to be right with him. The problem is that we fall short of God’s
standard. In short, God’s standard is his 10 Commandments. Measuring yourself up against the
standard of his law (his Commandments) brings us to a place of realising that we have broken God’s law,
his standards. We are found guilty before God.
What does the Bible say about sin? Romans 3:23For all have sinned; all fall short of
God’s glorious standard