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There were two builders who wanted to build themselves a house each.
The first builder was lazy and quite foolish. He decided to build his house on sand. The house was built very quickly but it didn’t have any foundations.
The second man was very wise and he decided to build his house on the rock.
It was hard work but the house was strong and had deep foundations.
That night a powerful storm hit. The house on the rock stood tall and strong. But the house on the sand fell down.
Jesus said that if a person listens to and follows his teaching then they are like the house that was built on the rock. These people will have strong foundations for their lives.