We can look fine now, the same, singing songs and somehow responding to the message of the sermon. But what's going to happen when the storm comes? One person builds his house on the rock and the other one on the sand. Francis is underlining that the church is not about external stuff - we are here to build relationships with Eternal God. Is your relationship with God that strong, that rooted that even if the majority of people against you, you still know what God says, and you speak the truth no matter what? He longs for us. That's why God sent Son to die for us - to have these relationships with us. That was God initiative to start having relationships with us.
Colossians 1:16; Ephesians 3; Matthew 7:24; Psalms 90:2; Matthew 7:13-14; 2 Chronicles 18:7, 26; James 4:1-5
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