May 24, 2020
One of the interesting things we experienced in Israel is our trip to Nazareth Village where we were treated to a REENACTMENT of 1ST Century life or life during the time of Jesus Christ. We have known Jesus as a carpenter and in modern day times, a carpenter is only somebody who does WOOD WORK.
We found out that in the 1st century, a carpenter was not just somebody who did wood work, but a BUILDER – somebody involved in everything that pertains to CONSTRUCTION. In other words, Jesus was a JACK of ALL TRADES BUT a MASTER BUILDER Himself.
One thing we are sure of is that Jesus never did SHODDY WORK. His work was EXCELLENT, BEAUTIFUL and PERFECT. What a BLESSING that was for Jesus’ CUSTOMERS during that time.
Today, Jesus is the BUILDER of PEOPLE’S LIVES and my preaching today is about letting Jesus BUILD your life. There are two APPLICATIONAL POINTS I’d like to share to you and they are as follows:
I. MAKE GOD THE BUILDER OF YOUR LIFE (vv. 1 – 2)
(a) Family life (v.1)
(b) City life (v. 1)
(c) Work life (v. 2)
II.ENJOY THE “BUILDING” OF GOD IN YOUR LIFE (vv. 3 – 5)
(A) Children as gifts (v. 3)
(B) Children as weapons (vv. 4 – 5)
(C) Children as DEFENDERS (v. 5)
Who is building your house? Is it you or is it Jesus? It is best to have Jesus to be the BUILDER of our lives!