I would like to start off with a song titled “Two Sets of Jones’”
“This here's a song about two sets of Jones' Rothchild, Evelyn, Rueben, and Sue and just for discussion through random selection. We've chosen two couples who haven't a clue. Rothchild was lucky to marry so wealthy, Evelyn bought him a house on the beach. Rueben and Sue, they had nothing but Jesus and at night they would pray that he would care for them each. And the rain, came down, and it blew the four walls down. . And the clouds they rolled away, and one set of Jones', was standing that day. Evelyn's daddy was proud of young Rothchild, He worked the late hours to be number one. Just newly weds and their marriage got rocky, He's flying to Dallas, she's having a son. Rueben was holding, a Giddeon's Bible, and he screamed "it's a boy" so that everyone heard and the guys at the factory took a collection, and again God provided for bills he incurred. So what is the point of this story, what am I trying to say, well is your life built on the rock of Christ Jesus or a sandy foundation you've managed to lay. Well needless to say Evelyn left her husband N' sued him for every penny he had. But I truly wish that those two would find Jesus, before things get worse than they already have, and the rain, came down, and it blew the four walls down and the clouds they rolled away. There's two sets of jones'. Which ones will you be?”
Which surface do we build our foundation on? Do we build on the rock of Jesus, or on the surface the world tells us is important? I heard this song for the first time on The Bridge the other day and it really made me think. I look at Jim’s and my new home and realize that this can be taken away at any time, we have it solely because God loaned it to us for the time being. I would hope and pray that we always remember and honor God when we look at this home and I pray the Lord keeps out whatever is displeasing to him.
I talked about love in my sermon today and I pray that each one of you feels God’s presence and love in your homes, whether a 900 ft trailer or a 3000 sq. ft home. If we keep God in the center of all we have, our things do not own us, rather they are testament to the great God who has provided our breath, our possessions and I pray a great desire to serve Him and make disciples. I am thankful for sharing the last half of 2014 with you and look forward, with great anticipation, to the marvelous things God has in store for the West Harrington Charge in 2015 and I pray we will be the set of Jones’ that put their sole trust in the Lord. May you be as blessed as the blessing you have been to me!