Back to Basics — Foundations Matter
Dear 15:5 Family & Friends,
Still groggy as I awoke, something seemed strange about our bedroom door frame that morning. After putting on my glasses, I stared at a large diagonal crack that seemed to grow from the top right corner of the frame. Not only did we discover that the bedroom door wouldn’t close, but we also found similar cracks throughout the walls and door frames in our new home. After inspection by the builder, we learned that the foundation of our entire house had shifted. When the foundation moved, so did everything else. Fortunately, it was able to be repaired, but it was a visual reminder of how vital a solid foundation is to everything that’s built on top of it.
The same is true for followers of Jesus. The Apostle Paul said to the Church at Corinth, “For I decided that while I was with you, I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified.” (1 Corinthians 2:2). Although it is essential to always mature in our relationship with Jesus, and our understanding of His Word, we always need to make certain that our foundations are solid.
This Sunday we will begin a short series examining some of the bedrock truths of our faith. We’ll start with the Gospel — what it is and why it matters to each of us. For many of us, this will be a reminder of what we know and base our trust in Jesus. Some of us may learn something new as we look at the Bible and see what God says about some of these keystone issues.
Don’t forget, this Sunday is our monthly Pizza Lunch. We share a meal together so that we can make new friends, catch up with old friends, and enjoy one another’s company. Please plan to join us if you’re able. It’s not about the pizza! It’s about deepening community.
Grateful that Jesus is our bedrock and cornerstone,