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  • Who Is Wise And Understanding Among You? Series

    Contributed by Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Aug 7, 2013
    based on 10 ratings
     | 4,172 views

    “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.”(James 3:13)

    “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.”(James 3:13) "Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. ...read more

  • Too Smart For Our Own Good Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Jan 18, 2009
     | 2,194 views

    3rd in a series from Ecclesiastes. The only profitable wisdom is God-centered.

    In preparing for this week’s message, I was taken back to one of the most profitable learning activities that I ever experienced during my seminary training. As part of my Old Testament introduction class, we were required to find articles from scholarly journals and write a three page evaluation ...read more

  • Pursue Wisdom

    Contributed by Jody Vansickle on Sep 19, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,352 views

    We are to pursue the wisdom that is "from above" not that which is of man.

    WHAT IS THE POINT of pursuing wisdom? To become wise. • Gaining wisdom is its own reward. Or is it? • Philosophers might think so, but James has other ideas. • James challenges us to think differently about wisdom. • James lived during a time of great philosophers: The ...read more

  • Solomon, A Man Who Grew To Hate Life

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Aug 20, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 3,084 views

    As we approach the book of Ecclesiastes, we get a profound glimpse into the later years of the life of Solomon, King of Israel, and gifted by God with intelligence far beyond his contemporaries. Yet, as Solomon aged, his focus changed, he was drawn away

    KING SOLOMON A Man Who Grew To Hate Life Ecclesiastes 2 INTRODUCTION: As we approach the book of Ecclesiastes, we get a profound glimpse into the later years of the life of Solomon, King of Israel, and gifted by God with intelligence far beyond his contemporaries. Yet, as Solomon aged, his ...read more

  • The Wisdom Of Solomon Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 7, 2005
    based on 41 ratings
     | 14,855 views

    Wise people pursue more wisdom, for wisdom is given to those who value it.

    The Wisdom of Solomon (I Kings 3) Reception Grade (how my people responded; alertness, compliments, relevance, etc.): B 1. Did you hear about the man who found a lamp and started to rub it? Sure enough, out popped a genie. The genie told him that he had three wishes. The man couldn’t ...read more

  • "Is Life Meaningless?" Ecc Pt 1 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Oct 17, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,184 views

    Solomon proposes some questions to us in Chapter one and he says, “Is everything meaningless? Is life one big bore! Can you agree with me that life can be boring and even senseless?” The answer to these questions is really dependent on your relationship w

    Is Everything Meaningless? Ecclesiastes part 1 Hands on illustration: Have a timer with on the pulpit – set it for 30 minutes in front of everyone. The lesson from the timer is what motivated Solomon to write the book of Ecclesiastes because time was running out for him and for many others. ...read more

  • Chasing The Wind Pt1 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Mar 5, 2017
     | 4,280 views

    Catching the wind of the Holy Spirit (The Spirit of God) is crucial to finding purpose and fulfillment in life – you can chase the wind of life all you want but it won’t make you fly .

    Series: Chasing the Wind – Ecclesiastes Transition read before song: Solomon states in Ecc. 1:2-4; 8; 14: “Meaningless! MEANINGLESS!” SAYS THE TEACHER. “UTTERLY MEANINGLESS!” Everything Is meaningless.” What does man gain from his labor at which he toils under the sun? Generations come and ...read more

  • Buddhism/Self-Trust Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Aug 22, 2003
    based on 43 ratings
     | 2,824 views

    Buddhims seeks answers from within, while Christianity relies on help from Above--a look at this Eastern moral philosophy from a Christian perspective.

    World Religions—Buddhism>Trust in Self versus Trust in God Philippians 4:11-13 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus Massachusetts A basic teaching of the Bible is that we can’t make it on our own; we can’t find answers, nor can we attain contentment or purpose apart ...read more

  • The Two Wisdoms- James 3:13-18 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Nov 22, 2002
    based on 36 ratings
     | 45,253 views

    James tells us that there are two different wisdoms trying to control our lives one originates from Heaven above and the other is an earthly unspiritual wisdom.

    The Two Wisdoms in the World- Which one do you follow? Thesis: James tells us that there are two different wisdoms trying to control our lives one originates from Heaven above and the other is an earthly unspiritual wisdom. Texts: James 3: 13-18 (NIV) 13Who is wise and understanding among ...read more

  • The Promises Of Wisdom

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Jul 26, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,027 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

  • Essential Equipment: Purpose Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 25, 2002
    based on 344 ratings
     | 27,638 views

    Do we live our lives on purpose, by accident? Do Christians have a destiny?

    ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT - ON PURPOSE TEXT: Phil. 3:7-14 QUESTION: Do you know what your purpose is? What is it that drives you, what motivates you? (give the audience time to write down what they think their purpose is). OPEN: One of the most challenging courses at the University of Denver was a ...read more

  • A Sexually Pervasive & Permissive Society Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Sep 8, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,481 views

    Here we learn of the poisoning and deadly consequences of sexual permissiveness.

    PROVERBS 5: 1-14 A Word to A SEXUALLY PERVASIVE & PERMISSIVE SOCIETY [1 Kings 11:1-8] A man ordered a book on sex education from Broadman Press a several years ago. The materials in the warehouse are coded by number, so the keypunch operator handling the order punched the code into the ...read more

  • Live Different: Wisdom

    Contributed by Jonathan Falwell on Nov 26, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,537 views

    Today, we talk about Wisdom.

    Live Different: Wisdom Today, we talk about Wisdom. It is interesting that in the Old Testament – mainly in the Book of Proverbs (a book of wisdom sayings) – The ever-enduring value of WISDOM is contrasted with the fleeting and often allusive value of silver & gold: Proverbs 3:13-14 13 ...read more

  • The Real Meaning Of Life

    Contributed by Gerry Pratt on Apr 24, 2002
    based on 42 ratings
     | 3,112 views

    Just what is the real meaning of life? Can we know...and how does it affect us?

    Psalm 8:4-9 - 4 What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor.6 You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all ...read more

  • The Wisdom Driven Life Series

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Sep 30, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,394 views

    James shows the value of wisdom as part of living the Christian life

    The Wisdom Driven Life James 1:2-8 August 13, 2006 Evening Service Introduction The story is told of a man in China who raised horses for a living. When one of his prized stallions ran away, his friends gathered at his home to mourn his great loss. After they had expressed their concern, ...read more