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Sermons on Living Skillfully

Proverbs – The Art of Wise Living – Part 6 of 6 – Watch Over Your Heart – August 26, 2018

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY How do you think about God? What is He really like? What does he really want from us and for us? The best way to gain insight into these questions is by being a student of the Scriptures, through which God has chosen to reveal himself. Proverbs 4:11-12 says, “I […]

Proverbs – The Art of Wise Living – Part 5 of 6 – The Power of Words – August 19, 2018

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Words are important, aren’t they? You have to be careful with your words. In fact, the Bible says in Proverbs 18:21: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Given that words are powerful, how do we live as wise people with our words? Proverbs says there are […]

Proverbs – The Art of Wise Living – Part 4 of 6 – Who is in Your Inner CIrcle of Friends? – August 12, 2018

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY We often find ourselves in situations where there is no “black and white, clear cut answer” as to what we should do—we have to decide between good and better, or between bad and worse. We need wisdom to help us navigate through this murkiness. Today I want to talk about […]

Proverbs – The Art of Wise Living – Part 3 of 6 – The Path of the Fool – August 5, 2018

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY According to the Book of Proverbs there are really only two paths in life: the path of wisdom and the path of folly. If you step away from wisdom, you don’t find yourself on morally neutral ground, but rather on the path of the fool. In Proverbs, Solomon asks 70 […]

Proverbs – The Art of Wise Living – Part 2 of 6 – The Blessings of Wisdom – July 29, 2018

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY A good title for the book of Proverbs would be, “Life for Dummies.” The book of Proverbs speaks to us so practically, each proverb is brief (often less than 25 words) and they’re memorable. They get to the heart of the matter. I encourage you to make the book of […]

Proverbs – The Art of Wise Living – Part 1 of 6 – The Virtues of Wise Living – July 22, 2018

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Proverbs may well be the most practical book in the Bible, as it teaches the art of skillful living in multiple aspects of everyday life. Verse one serves as a title to the entire book of Proverbs as Solomon is the principle author, and it is believed that he is […]

Danger: Life Ahead. Navigate Wisely – The Problem of Procrastination (Proverbs Series)

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary We have all encountered the problem of procrastination, and in the Old Testament book of Proverbs, God provides instruction for how we can do something about it. In Proverbs 24:30-34, we meet the procrastinator par-excellence. King Solomon writes about the field owner who is a sluggard; whose field is covered […]

Danger: Life Ahead. Navigate Wisely – Marriage: Striking the Perfect Match (Proverbs Series)

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary There is more confusion today surrounding the institution of marriage than at any point in human history. Fortunately, God has not left us to navigate this important subject alone; He has spoken to us in his Word. From the Old Testament book of Proverbs, God provides a balanced portrait of […]

Danger: Life Ahead. Navigate Wisely – The Secret to Making Friends (Proverbs Series)

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary We all want to have good friends, friends that accept us, are honest with us, and “have our backs.” In order to cultivate this type of friendship, it can be helpful to focus on being a friend rather than on finding a friend. What makes a good friend? The book […]

Danger: Life Ahead. Navigate Wisely – The Importance of the Company You Keep (Proverbs Series)

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary Character: we know it is important; we recognize it when we see it in others…but sometimes we are at a loss as to how to cultivate it in our own lives. There are two tests of character: (1) Your character is revealed by what you choose to think about when […]

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