March 19 2017 (Goehner Sermon)

Responding To The Deeper Life



Luke 6:46-49

1. The deeper life can’t be lived without adversity.

Ver. 48 – When the torrent struck that house.

  • Temporal affliction
  • Temptation

Eph. 6:12 – For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against rulers, against authorities, against the power of this dark world.

2. The deeper life has a point of assurance.

Ver. 48 – The torrent struck that house, but could not shake it.

I Cor. 3:11 – For no one else can lay any foundation other that the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

II Tim. 2:19 – Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm.

Hebrews 13:8 – Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.

I Peter 2:6 – A precious cornerstone, and the one who trust in Him, will never be put to shame.

3. The deeper life must have action.

Ver. 47 – I will show you what He is like who comes to Me and hears My words and puts them into practice.

Hebrews 7:25 – He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him.

4. The deeper life is aware of accountability.

Ver. 47 – I will show you what He is like that comes to Me and builds a house.


1. It follows the example set by Christ.

Mark 1:9

2. It’s an act of obedience.

Matt. 28:19-20

3. It speaks of a new life in Christ.

II Cor. 5:17 –

4. It promotes fellowship and involvement in the Church.

I Cor. 12:13

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