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  • Heavenly Wisdom Not Earthly Wisdom Series

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Nov 25, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,368 views

    These verses put our hearts in the dock. God wants to cast out earthly unspiritual wisdom. He wants us full of his heavenly, considerate, merciful wisdom.

    (This illustration comes from Simon Coupland’s Book Spicing up your speaking): Robert Greene wrote a self-help manual for people who want to be amongst life’s winners. He called it ‘The 48 laws of Power’. Here are some of his 48 laws: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies. ...read more

  • Earthly Wisdom Vs. Godly Wisdom Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jul 10, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,418 views

    The Test of Wisdom (James 3:13) 1) Earthly Wisdom (James 3:14-16) 2) Godly Wisdom (James 3:17-18)

    The Charter of Rights and Freedoms begins by affirming that "Canada is founded upon the principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law." This week’s minor controversy about God’s presence in the preamble--was set off, indirectly, by a Quebec ruling upholding a Catholic high ...read more

  • Earthly Wisdom Vs. Godly Wisdom Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Jul 26, 2011
     | 8,322 views

    We have to decide whose wisdom we are going to follow. James gives us a great breakdown of what the world has to offer verses what God has to offer.

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Wisdom is defined as prudence, discretion, the capacity to understand. It is what leads us to act wisely in life. Wisdom being able to apply knowledge in a way that pleases God. • Now, when you think about life from the Christian perspective there are ...read more

  • “the Wisdom Of The World” Series

    Contributed by Todd Blair on Aug 6, 2013
     | 3,057 views

    The A,B,C's of salvation are simple but not always easy.

    "The Wisdom of the World" -- I Cor. 1:18-20 Luke 23:39-43 (NIV) 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!" 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are ...read more

  • Show And Tell Series

    Contributed by Michael Karpf on Jan 24, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,455 views

    Wisdom from above is contrasted with wisdom from below...if you are wise show it.

  • The Quest For Wisdom Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Mar 10, 2016
     | 4,218 views

    Solomon continues his search for meaning and purpose in life.

  • The Devil Made Me Do It!

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Sep 19, 2015
     | 1,169 views

    The devil is part of earthly wisdom, and James contrasts earthly wisdom and heavenly wisdom. People’s lives reflect the source of their wisdom.

    I want to take you (especially those of you who are among the older members of this congregation) on a trip down memory lane for a minute. Some of you may remember a famous comedian named Flip Wilson. He had a TV show in the 1970s, and on this show he had such famous characters as Geraldine Jones ...read more

  • Dust In The Wind

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Nov 22, 2013
     | 2,500 views

    Only the Christian message gives meaning to life

    Dust in the Wind? Ecclesiastes 1:1-7 “Dust in the wind. All we are is dust in the wind.” These lyrics were sung by a seventies rock group called Kansas. If one were to examine all of the lyrics of the song, he or she would find them to be both cynical and depressing. They smell of ...read more

  • Get Smart! James 3

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Aug 29, 2013
     | 1,400 views

    James tells us that there are two different wisdoms trying to control of our lives – one originates from Heaven above and the other is an earthly unspiritual wisdom. We need to “Get Smart” with God’s Wisdom from above!

    Series: Let’s Do This! Summary of sermon 1 and 2 Sermon 3: Get Smart! Question – There are Two Wisdoms in this World- Which one do you follow? Video Clip: You Tube Get Smart clips http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8amXSGAtd0 cut at 4:03! Thesis: James tells us that there ...read more

  • Wisdom? Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Nov 16, 2015
     | 2,304 views

    Which type of wisdom is influencing us?

    We Have learned so much from the Letter by James because they are truths from our Creator God! One of the most important truths we have noted is that we are to live by faith by actually taking actions based on our belief. Faith without deeds is dead. This morning, we will learn more about how to ...read more

  • The Peace That Comes From Heavenly Wisdom Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Jun 10, 2014
     | 2,657 views

    James describes how to identify counterfeit earthly wisdom and enjoy the inner peace that comes from heavenly wisdom.

    There is a familiar picture of a man at the base of a lighthouse, standing in an open door. A giant wave smashing against the lighthouse, but the man seems oblivious to the danger around him. The picture is called“Lighthouse in the Storm” and was taken by French photographer Jean ...read more

  • Don’t Worry – Be Happy Series

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on May 12, 2016
     | 1,673 views

    A study of the book of Job 17: 1 – 16

    Job 17: 1 – 16 Don’t Worry – Be Happy 1 “My spirit is broken, my days are extinguished, the grave is ready for me. 2 Are not mockers with me? And does not my eye dwell on their provocation? 3 “Now put down a pledge for me with Yourself. Who is he who will shake ...read more

  • Living In Godly Wisdom Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Oct 14, 2008
    based on 70 ratings
     | 19,162 views

    I. The Definition of Godly Wisdom. II. Godly Wisdom Is Different Than Earthly Wisdom. III. How Godly Wisdom Works In Relationships.

    Living In Godly Wisdom Every day we have contact with many different kinds of people. Some are inspiring – others are irritating. Some are fascinating – others are frustrating. Some are delightful – others are dreadful. The fact is – many of the problems we have in life are because of the ...read more

  • Godly Wisdom Series

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Feb 19, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,902 views

    From the series Faith that works. Godly wisdom can only come from God, and substituting earthly wisdom only creates a life of chaos.

  • Knowledge

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Jan 18, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,026 views

    The true condition of the Corinthian believers was that they were still engrossed with human, earthly wisdom. We can spend a lifetime accumulating human knowledge and still not learn how to have a personal relationship with God.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: Knowledge is exploding at such a rate—more than 2000 pages a minute—that even Einstein couldn’t keep up. In fact, if you read 24 hours a day, from age 21 to 70, and retained all you read, you would be one and a half million years behind when you finished. How can it ...read more