I enjoy preparing sermons and when you preach through books of the Bible or sections of it (eg The Sermon on the Mount) it means you just can't avoid the challenging and difficult bits.
Advent is a time when we think about judgement and in Matthew 7 Jesus speaks to us about that with bells on.
My passage of the week is v 21-27
''What does it mean to build on a solid foundation? It means more than hearing God's word taught and becoming familiar with it, or even agreeing with it. We can do all that and still be a spiritual fool (v 26) Obedience to Christ's word distinguishes the wise man from his foolish neighbour......and the true Christian puts into practice what he has heard from the Master in this sermon. The point of having choices set before us is that we might choose'
Sinclair Ferguson, The Sermon on the Mount, p.170