Sermon Series
  • 1. Something Better

    Contributed on Jul 13, 2012
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    Sometimes what we need to do is not try to create something better, but appreciate what already is best, as these proverbs lead us to do reflect on what is better in life.

    Introduction As Americans of ingenuity, we are always looking for something better – a better way to travel, to produce energy, to clean stains. That zeal to improve our lot pushes us to make the many improvements in technology that we have. But sometimes what we need to do is not try to ...read more

  • 2. Good Joy

    Contributed on Jul 13, 2012
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    What do you find joy in? Perhaps the answer to that question reveals who you are. Are you wise or foolish? What makes for a good time reveals what our minds and heart are made of.

    Proverbs 15:20-24 Good Joy 7/28/02 D. Marion Clark Introduction What do you find joy in? Perhaps the answer to that question reveals who you are. Are you wise or foolish? Do you have it together or are you still missing what life is about? Are you at heart good or bad? What makes for ...read more

  • 3. Wicked Troubles

    Contributed on Jul 13, 2012
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    Sometimes we bring our troubles on ourselves (and on others). That is the case of the wicked as these proverbs note.

    Introduction Troubles; we’ve all got them. Sometimes we keep quiet about them; sometimes we moan loudly. We write songs about them. Indeed, much of the world’s great literature, music and art have sprung from troubles. But sometimes we bring our troubles on ourselves (and on ...read more

  • 4. Good Learning

    Contributed on Jul 13, 2012
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    Those who succeed, i.e. succeed in living life wisely, are those who have learned to listen well under all manner of instruction – pleasant instruction and that not so pleasing.

    Introduction When I became the principal of a small high school, I thought about the question of what links the different academic classes together? What common discipline is being taught in English, Science, History, and Mathematics? Besides covering very different fields of knowledge, they ...read more

  • 5. Best Laid Plans

    Contributed on Jul 13, 2012
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    Proverbs has one primary “keep-in-mind” consideration that overhangs all its maxims. It is this: Keep in mind that God is in charge. Every proverb here specifically calls that truth to mind.

    Introduction Here is a common phrase intended to make us pause – “keep in mind.” How many times have you said or it has been said to you? “Keep in mind that you must be home before dark.” “Keep in mind that your boss is keeping an eye on you.” ...read more

  • 6. A Pleasing Life

    Contributed on Jul 13, 2012
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    These proverbs give us good guidance in considering how to live a life that is pleasing to the Sovereign Lord.

    Introduction In the previous verses we learned that God is in control of this world and our lives, and that he does punish the wicked. Keeping those things in mind, it is good to consider how to live a life that is pleasing to the Sovereign Lord. These proverbs give us good guidance in that ...read more

  • 7. Righteous Rule

    Contributed on Jul 13, 2012
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    These proverbs teach how rulers of every sphere of life ought to carry out their responsibility.

    Introduction We are taking a summer break from 1 Corinthians and returning to Proverbs. I don’t know about you, but I could use a break after sermons on church discipline, Christian conflict, homosexuality, and sexual immorality. I’m not quite ready to move into adultery and ...read more

  • 8. Bad Breath

    Contributed on Jul 13, 2012
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    These proverbs warn of and against those who plan and speak trouble.

    Introduction We have had proverbs about sweet talking. Now they turn to bad breath. Text 25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. With apologies to Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, let me read (not sing!) a famous song that this proverb ...read more

  • 9. The Peaceful Life

    Contributed on Jul 13, 2012
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    These proverbs present the solution for the peaceful life.

    Introduction We have an interesting selection of proverbs. We are told that gray hair is a glorious crown; patience is more effective than strength; and an act of chance is a sure thing of being of God. What I hope you will obtain from these lessons is the solution to a peaceful ...read more

  • 10. Sex And Discretion

    Contributed on Jul 14, 2012
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    The love of money may be the root of all kinds of evils, but our passage teaches that the love of sexual pleasure is a root of all kinds of folly. Foolish men love money and commit evil to get it. Sex makes wise men foolish so that evil may be committed a

    Introduction 1 Timothy 6:10 states that “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils.” Our passage teaches us that the love of sexual pleasure is a root of all kinds of folly. Foolish men love money and commit evil to get it. Sex makes wise men foolish so that evil may be ...read more