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The Leaning Tower of You

August 22nd, 2011 Posted in sermons

Workers laid the foundation for one of Italy’s most famous structures in 1173, a tower designed to stand next to a cathedral. During construction, however, they discovered the soil was softer than previously thought, and the tower began to sink.

Today, the top of that tower is nearly thirteen feet off center. People come from around the world to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and scientists travel to Pisa yearly to measure its slow descent. They calculate that, at its current rate of decline and without taking any countermeasures, it will one day collapse.

A Good Foundation

Nothing is more important in construction work than making sure you have the foundation right. If you don’t get that correct, then nothing else will matter. It may be more fun to decide what color to paint the rooms and how you will decorate the finished structure, but without a proper foundation, nothing else you do will last long enough to make any difference.

Build it right.

Smart and successful Christians build their lives on the right foundation. Scripture makes it clear that the only foundation possible for a sound spiritual life is Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 3:11). And where you do you learn about Jesus? In the Word of God. The Word is Truth and it will never lead you astray. If you are building your life on the right foundation, which is Jesus Christ, then you’re also regularly getting itno the Word. Only that foundation will stand the test of time.

Don’t become The Leaning Tower of You.

Build your life on the foundation of Jesus Christ, as you learn of Him in Scripture, and stand straight and tall as the years pass.

 

 

 

2 Responses to “The Leaning Tower of You”

  1. Penny Montgomery says:

    Greg,

    I have recently started listening to 97.7 fm truth- I listen to your message each morning as I come to work. The Lord has been challanging me for about 6 months. Each day I want more and more of Gods word. I feel that God led me to you – You have been an inspiration in my life – and I am excited to continue my journey with you – GOD has truly lead you to minister to others. I am a Christian, but I have tried to live on both roads. I know now that is impossible. There is only one narrow road and that is the road I want to travel. I ask that you pray for me that I stay strong in the faith and never travel the wrong road again. GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR MINISTERY and Thank you!!!
    Penny k. Montgomery

  2. Ann Gendrolis says:

    Greg I always listen to your messages.
    God gives you the words. My daughter was 30 she passed away 2 years ok. she died in her sleep. No cause of death. It was undetermed. She told me right before that she dreamed she died. She was a christan and wanted to be in heaven. She hated this world. Only we know how it feels I feel so broken but gods with me all the time.

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