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  • Uncommon Forgiveness

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Feb 14, 2005
    based on 26 ratings
     | 4,582 views

    Solomon gives us a choice: We can walk in wisdom and exhibit an uncommon forgiveness when we are hurt or we can live as we know how to live by harboring resentment and bitterness.

    Uncommon Forgiveness Proverbs 17:9 In Proverbs 17 there are some shady characters who exhibit shady characteristics in the way they live their life. Some of these folks, who evidently were alive and well in Solomon’s day, are still with us. We read about them in Newsweek, People, and in our ...read more

  • Uncommon Wisdom

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Feb 14, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,160 views

    Walking with God gives us an uncommon wisdom for living life that is not available to us through any other means.

    Uncommon Wisdom Proverbs 16:16-20 I have been so blessed throughout my life to have people in my life who have been willing to teach me. I’m not talking about lessons learned from books, although I’ve learned some good lessons from classes that I’ve had throughout the years. The lessons that ...read more

  • The Delight Of Wisdom

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Sep 26, 2004
    based on 51 ratings
     | 7,133 views

    Lady Wisdom explains her sheer delight in being in the presence of Almighty God and witnessing His glory and grandeur. We are encouraged to join her in amazement at God’s ability to construct and sustain the Universe as well as our lives.

    The Delight of Wisdom Proverbs 8:22-31 Throughout our study of Proverbs we have examined the best practical advice for living life that the world has ever known. The broad range of Solomon’s advice to his son is just as relevant, just as applicable today as it was in the day in which these ...read more

  • Guard Your Heart

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Aug 23, 2004
    based on 33 ratings
     | 3,946 views

    Solomon knows the treacherous world that his son is about to encounter and he counsels him to guard his heart against all that would seek to lead him away from God.

    Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4:20-27 Today we will dive into the seventh lesson of Solomon given to his son to help him learn about the importance of wisdom for all of life. Last week, in lesson six, we heard about how important it is for us to stay on the path of wisdom and to avoid at all costs ...read more

  • Just Trust Him

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Aug 23, 2004
    based on 32 ratings
     | 2,234 views

    Whatever struggles we may encounter in life we can know that God is worthy of our trust and that He will deliver us.

  • Wisdom For The Neighborhood

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Aug 23, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,839 views

    Solomon teaches his son about how to live at peace with those around him.

    Wisdom For The Neighborhood Proverbs 3:27-35 Once upon a time in a land far away neighbors welcomed new people to the neighborhood with a freshly baked apple pie, they offered to watch one another’s house while they were away visiting family, and people felt a sense of security and unity. Kids ...read more

  • The Promises Of Wisdom

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Jul 26, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,971 views

    The wisdom of God contains promises for living life to its fullest if we will but listen and follow in obedience.

    The Promises of Wisdom Proverbs 2:1-22 We live in a day when popular opinion says that “promises are made to be broken.” We continue to make promises, but they are broken every day. The reason that this has come about is because we are fallible human beings, sin has corrupted us at our core, and ...read more

  • Nothing Compares

    Contributed by Mike Hays on May 31, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 3,832 views

    Godly wisdom is more valuable than silver, gold, or precious gems.

    No Comparison! Proverbs 3:13-26 Last Sunday we celebrated “Graduation Sunday.” We honored 19 of our graduates and prayed for them as they make important decisions about their futures. We all realize that the transition from high school to college is an important time in life. Young people have ...read more

  • The Voice

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Apr 23, 2004
    based on 42 ratings
     | 3,715 views

    Wisdom cries out in the streets and invites us to listen to the Voice that desires to teach, lead, and protect us from those that will try and entice and lure us into destruction.

    The Voice Proverbs 1:20-33 As we continue our study of Proverbs today we hear a new voice—the voice of Wisdom. Wisdom is presented to us as a person, Lady Wisdom, who calls out at the entrance to the city to all of those who pass by and are heading into dangerous surroundings. If you will ...read more

  • Walk In Wisdom-Walk With God

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Apr 15, 2004
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,984 views

    If we want to live wisely then we must walk with God.

    “Walk In Wisdom? Walk With God” Proverbs 1 Last week we began our new study of Solomon’s book of Proverbs. I hope that you walked away from our study thinking to yourself, “Those ancient wisdom sayings of Proverbs are more relevant to my life today than anything being offered by the authorities ...read more

  • The Company We Keep

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Apr 15, 2004
    based on 53 ratings
     | 6,853 views

    We need godly wisdom in order to avoid the snares of those whose path leads to destruction.

    The Company We Keep… Proverbs 1:7-19 The invitations go out every day. They’re in the mail, they’re on our front doorstep, they’re waiting for us at the street corner, they’re lying around the offices where we work, and they’re posted all over the neighborhoods where we live. They come by way of ...read more

  • The Wisdom Of God

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Apr 15, 2004
    based on 48 ratings
     | 2,282 views

    This is an introduction to the book of Proverbs.

    The Wisdom of God Introduction to the Book of Proverbs Today we are beginning a brand new study of God’s Word. The Book of Proverbs is a gold mine for those who desire to live life to its fullest in the will of God. Proverbs has been studied, memorized, quoted, and applied to life for thousands ...read more

  • The Passion: The Rest Of The Story

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Feb 29, 2004
    based on 61 ratings
     | 1,636 views

    Many people are talking about Mel Gibson’s new movie "The Passion of the Christ." This study will take a deeper look at the Roman scourging and crucifixion that Jesus willingly endured on our behalf.

    The Passion: The Rest of the Story William Hill, who was the founder of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, used to tell the story of an old preacher who was approached by some of the members in his congregation. The members told him that he was boring them to tears and that their patience was wearing ...read more

  • The Way Of The World/The Way Of The Cross

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Feb 29, 2004
    based on 44 ratings
     | 1,727 views

    Paul wraps up his letter to the church in Galatia by reemphasizing our dependence upon Christ and the sufficiency of the cross.

    The Way of The World/The Way of The Cross Galatians 6:11-18 I am so glad you are with us today as we finish this study of Paul’s powerful letter to the Galatians. Won’t you open your Bible to Galatians 6:11-18 and let’s read together. 11See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own ...read more

  • Mending Broken Lives

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Feb 9, 2004
    based on 44 ratings
     | 3,131 views

    In this section of Galatians Paul encourages the Body how to restore a fallen brother or sister to fellowship.

    Mending Broken Lives Galatians 6:1-5 Brokenness is a best seller in our society. The moral failures and sins of those around us are consumed by us like Gatorade on a hot August afternoon on the practice field. The demise of the lives of people like homemaking mogul Martha Stewart, Michael ...read more