Built on the Rock
Saturday, February 9, 2019
It just seems that storms and life go together. There is no place on earth where God’s people can be free—completely free—from the stress, pressure, trouble or pain that sin’s
consequences bring. And escaping the torrents of temptation, the gusts of guilt, and the currents which carry even the strongest man off his moral moorings is only a dream. . . a fantasy. Our need, therefore, is not to think of ways to get away from the storms but to learn the secret of going through them. In some of the final words Jesus spoke in His immortal Sermon on the Mount, Jesus used a vivid word picture of two houses, built on opposite foundations. From this familiar illustration, we can learn the secret of an unshakeable life…BUILT ON THE ROCK.
Pastor Jeremy Mattek serves as the Christian Life Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenville, Wisconsin. His primary role is equipping Christians to see the Gospel more clearly in their daily lives and find the Spirit-filled strength, contentment, and joy that only the Gospel can produce. He also serves as a contributor for Time of Grace Ministries. Pastor Mattek previously served at Garden Homes Lutheran Church, a majority-black church in Milwaukee, where he and his family greatly enjoyed seeing the unique unity that only God can produce through the work of Jesus. Pastor Mattek has been married to Karen since 2000. God has entrusted to their care five children, ages 10-17, and one dog, their mostly-well-behaved Siberian Husky named Luna