The passage in Matthew 7:24-28 is a very familiar passage.
Matthew 7:24-27 (ESV)
24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.
26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.
27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
I couldn’t guess how many sermons I’ve heard on this passage. I’ve heard them with a wise and foolish slant, a geology slant, a weather slant, and even from a construction slant. Children’s lessons abound on this passage.
But I can’t ever remember a sermon focusing on the whole point of the passage.
What’s the point?
Matthew 7:24 (ESV) “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man … .”
The building a house on the rock or sand is the commentary, the parable, the visual picture; yet the most important portion is hearing and doing these words of Jesus.
What words of Jesus is this speaking of?
The Sermon on the Mount?
Every command given by God?
Just New Testament Commands?
Have you even thought about this in specifics? or just the general obey God?