Sunday School Lesson 523 Jesus' Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders

Lesson: 523
Lesson Name: The Two Builders and Two Foundations Parable
Theme: Two Ways / It's Important Who You Listen To

Reading: Matthew 7:24-29  Luke 6:46-49

Memory Verse: Luke 6:46
Memory Verse Text: Why call ye ME, Lord - Lord - and do not the things that I say?

Activity:

Mini story booklet to tell the story of the parable of the two builders - the wise man and the foolish man. The mini booklet can be taken home by the students. This document also includes larger pictures that the teacher can use in the classroom to tell the story. Artwork by Brian W Chalmers. His work can be seen at http://www.brisbiblestories.com

Talking Points:

Point 1: The Lord puts the Sayings He has spoken on the highest ground. Every Word He uttered was the Breath of God. He always means what He says. He always keeps every promise. He fulfills every prophecy.
Point 2: Foolish Man hears -  but does not act accordingly or obedience. How many there are who think that because they are aware that He has spoken and of what He has said that they are better or Okay as they are.
Point 3: Wise Man  hears - and follows that Word or Revelation with obedience and simple trust. All that the Foolish Man has done will be swept away in the day of Judgement. Great was the fall of it - how devastating to find yourself with nothing to cling to in that day.  What the wise man has done - will be preserved in that day. Are we living in light of that day?
Point 4: Why call ye me Lord Lord and do not the things that I say? O the folly of boasting in our relationship or privileges and not making sure our lives are built on the ROCK. O the tragedy of presuming that our puny hopes are unshakeable! Only that which was built on the ROCK was not shaken Luke 6:48

See also: The Parables of Christ.