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Listen Up! Let Me Introduce You

Why do we need wisdom? How would it impact my life? Join us this Sunday as Pastor David begins our summer sermon series titled “Listen Up” were he will be taking us through the book of Proverbs.

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Join us on Sunday for the YouTube Premier of our service video, beginning at 10:30 am. Don’t worry if you’ve missed it! The link will still work even after the service has premiered: Let Me Introduce You


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Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land. (Prov. 25:25)

Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control. (Prov. 25:28)

-Mark 4:1-34

  • Old ____________ speaking to naïve youth
  • Lady _________________ and Lady Wickedness (Prov. 4:6, 8-9;  7;  8)
  • Proverbs are NOT the ________________ information on a subject

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17)

  • Proverbs are NOT “______________ law”   (Proverbs 16:18)
  • Proverbs are NOT ______________________

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

  • Proverbs ARE _________________, memorable truth (Prov. 26:17)
  • Proverbs ARE ______________  (Proverbs 27:14)
  • Proverbs ARE a ______________________

Wisdom is supreme. Get wisdom. Yes, though it costs all your possessions, get understanding. (Proverbs 4:7)(WEB)

WISDOM is knowing the ________________ and then seeing and _____________________ to life from His perspective.

There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. (Proverbs 14:12)

Benefits of wisdom-

Proverbs 1:32,33; 2:7-11, 20-22; 3:2,4,6,8,13-18,22-26,35; 4:4-13,21-22; 6:21-24; 7:2,5; 8:5,14-21,32-35; 9:11; 13:14; 16:16; 19:8; 21:21; 24:3,13-14.

-Proverbs 3:13-18

-long life

-wealth

-honour

-pleasant (sweet/lovely)

-peace

-blessing


Digging Deeper

Q1: If the Lord granted you one wish, what would you ask Him for?

Q2: Read I Kings 3:5-13.  Why do you think Solomon asked for a discerning heart (wisdom)?  What might have influenced his decision to ask for that?

Q3: If you had to come up with a simple definition of wisdom, what would you say?

Q4: Read Proverbs 8:22-30. How does Lady Wisdom describe herself?  How does this passage shape your perspective on what wisdom is and what wisdom does?

Q5: Think about a time in your life when you needed guidance and direction.  Did you seek God’s wisdom?  If so, what did that look like in practical terms?

Q6: Read Proverbs 9:1-6.  How is Lady Wisdom’s invitation and provision described in these verses?  How might that picture of wisdom impact how you pursue wisdom today?

Q7: Read James 3:13-18.  What are one or two truths about wisdom that you can apply to your life situations right now? 

Q8: Read through the chapter of Proverbs that corresponds to today’s date.  What verse(s) challenged you, encouraged you, convicted you or blessed you personally?