Down through the years Christians have believed the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Although over 40 humans wrote the books there is one central message, one code of ethics, and one plan of salvation. Surely God was the Author who inspired the writers.
Wisdom, as we commonly think of it, is the ability to follow a sound course of action, based on knowledge and long experience. Wisdom, as used in the Proverbs, begins with reverence and awe for God, and leads to living life in accord with God’s plan.
This book reveals the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable.
Law: how should the Christian think about it? A careful look at moral law, God’s covenants with Noah and Abraham, the law He gave to Moses for the nation of Israel, and finally, the law of Christ. Several erroneous ideas about the Law are also addressed.
A look into Creator’s Book to explore the relationship between seeds planted and harvest gathered, the connection between decisions and consequences. They may be more important than you realize!
What is the devil: a friend, or an enemy? If he is an enemy, you do well to identify and avoid falling into his deceitful traps. In this sermon, six of his common subterfuges are exposed by the searchlight of God's Word for the falsehoods that they actually are. Protect yourself with Truth!
What is the nature of God's kingdom? By the kingdom of God, we are not talking about a kingdom that defends itself with guns or other weapons. We are talking about the spiritual reign of Jesus Christ, who lives in the hearts and lives of those who believe and follow Him as their Lord and Master.
The love of the truth is a life-changing focus, absolute and essential. Truth has tremendous power: it will either attract of repel. The love of the truth will set us free from delusions and deception, as we learn to know the One who is the Truth.
Life brings life questions. How would the Creator of Life have His children to think about…. euthanasia? safety procedures? animal rights? handicapped folk? contraceptives? abortion? Listen and be challenged to share God’s view of every life that has been created in His image.
The problem with extremism is as old as man. Ecclesiastes 7:16 - 18 (paraphrased) says this: Do not be overly-righteous or overly-wise. Why should you destroy yourself? Do not be overly-wicked or foolish. Why should you die before your time? It is good to recognize and avoid all of these extremes.
We find several categories of people in Proverbs. There is the simple, the scorner/the foolish, and the wise man. When we face the test of reproof, that crisis will identify us as one of the three. Let’s learn from the wise man how to pass the test of reproof.
Our tongues are powerful tools for either good or evil.Too often we use them to spread false stories or to say things that may not be completely true. God has made it clear though that lying, in all its many forms, is sin.