Early this week, I visited some friends who had abruptly moved from their house. The reason they had moved out, is because they had received a notice, which stated that they had to vacate within 12 hours, because the building they were living in, was at risk of collapsing.
Such stories are not unfamiliar.
We all have heard of a building which collapsed burying several people inside. And when investigations are done, it’s mostly established that the foundation was faulty.
This is similar to our Christian lives. We have heard stories of very staunch (or so it seemed) pastors and believers who backslid to the extent of renouncing their faith. And we wonder, “what could possibly have gone wrong? Could it be that their foundation was built on sand and not rock?” (Matthew 7:24-25)
Or we look into our lives and wonder why we are stagnating in our spiritual journey. Could it be because we are building on a foundation which was not there in the first place?
God would have us lay firm foundations which can’t be shaken. That way, we won’t be swept by every current or wave that comes our way.
But above all, God desires for us to grow to maturity. 1st Peter 2:2-3, “like newborn babies, crave spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.” (Colossians 2:6-7, Hebrews 6:1)
However, for us to grow to maturity, we need to be rooted first in the foundational teachings, then we can build on that and grow on to maturity.
And so I’m here to introduce a “coming up” series on foundational teachings. You can expect the following topics in the coming weeks:
1.A firm foundation- what it is and why it’s important
2. Salvation- what it is and it’s significance.
3. The Gospel
4. Spiritual disciplines- what they are and why we should practice them.
5. Spiritual warfare.
6. Time management/ stewardship
…………and many more. Stay tuned!