Sermon Series
  • 1. Wise Up About Your Life

    Contributed on Apr 8, 2002
    based on 119 ratings
     | 32,331 views

    An introduction to wisdom, proverbs, and four prerequisites to wising up about our lives.

    All of us carry with us the collective wisdom passed on to us by the people who’ve been most significant in our lives. We’ve picked this wisdom up from parents, friends, teachers, coaches…all the people who shaped and molded us as we were growing up. Some of this wisdom is very helpful. But some of ...read more

  • 2. Wise Up About Sex

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2002
    based on 260 ratings
     | 32,296 views

    A warning, the consequences, the alternative, and a reality check about sexual temptation in our lives.

    Note: This sermon was introduced by a monologue called "Break for Commercial" There is no commercial break. Real life isn’t scripted that way. Real life doesn’t consist of the neat little plotlines that can be resolved in a 30 minute sitcom or an hour long TV drama. And this of course is the ...read more

  • 3. Wise Up About Conflict

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2002
    based on 45 ratings
     | 5,293 views

    Six steps to applying God’s wisdom to relationship conflicts.

    When the first Lord of the Rings movie came out--The Fellowship of the Ring--my 12 year old son begged me to take him to see it. So we went; not just once, but twice. Since I’d never read the J. R. Tolkien books, my son had to explain parts of the movie to me as the story unfolded. As I watched, I ...read more

  • 4. Wise Up About Alcohol

    Contributed on Jun 18, 2002
    based on 149 ratings
     | 6,309 views

    Three actions to take in order to wise up about alcohol and other kinds of drugs.

    I always feel a little strange on Memorial Day weekend. You see, when I was as sophomore in high school, my parents went away for Memorial day and left me at home alone. Big mistake!  I threw the party to end all parties. There were people there I’d never seen before, a band, people drinking beer ...read more

  • 5. Wise Up About Sharing

    Contributed on Jun 18, 2002
    based on 45 ratings
     | 4,398 views

    Four reasons why it is wise to share what we have with those in need around us.

    Note: This sermon was introduced with a drama sketch called "The Offering" People share what they have for very different reasons, as we saw illustrated in the drama. Some people share what they have out of guilt. Others share what they have to be seen by others. But still other people give out ...read more

  • 6. Wise Up About Your Parents

    Contributed on Jun 18, 2002
    based on 16 ratings
     | 3,243 views

    Four ways to treat your parents with wisdom.

    In Tuesday’s Los Angeles Times there was a interesting article about LA Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal (LA Times 6/6/02 "Biological Didn’t Bother"). It was really a story about Shaq and his biological father Joseph Toney. When Shaq was just six months old, his birth father Joseph Toney left, and ...read more

  • 7. Wise Up About Your Anger

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2002
    based on 25 ratings
     | 3,826 views

    Understanding what anger does to us and how to deal with our anger wisely from the book of Proverbs.

    This sermon was introduced with a drama called "The Killing of Nash" Jesus said a lot of controversial things during his life. One of the things he said was that anger is a form of murder. Jesus said, "You’ve heard that it was said, "Thou shalt not murder," and anyone who murders will be subject ...read more