Contend Earnestly: Proverbs: The Way of Wisdom

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Proverbs: The Way of Wisdom

We are starting a preaching series through the Proverbs and one of our pastors gave this to us as a topical index for us preachers. It is nice and concise and one that will aid people in after the understanding of the depth and cornerstone of wisdom, namely Christ. I thought it would be helpful to put it here: (If you'd like to hear our sermons on wisdom for the next 10 weeks you can check it out here: Renton; Tacoma; Issaquah)

The Human Heart - Advising the humble versus the fool.

3:11-12; 9:7-9; 12:1, 15; 13:1, 10, 13-14, 18; 15:5, 10, 12, 31, 32, 33; 17:10; 18:2, 15; 19:25, 27; 21:11; 23:9; 24:5-6; 25:12; 26:11; 27:5-6, 22; 28:13, 23; 29:1,9.

Negative influences pulling us away from wisdom - The compound effect of the fool

Alcohol (and other drugs) – The danger of heavy drinking

Emotional Expression (both positive and negative - anger) - Controlling destructive emotions

Words (Rumors, Gossip, Slander, Lies) - The destructive power of words

Business ethics - Dealing with honesty and generosity

Family Relationships (including the role of discipline in raising children) - The locus for instruction

Conflict (including speaking/listening) - Speaking wisely at the right time

Friendship/Neighbors - The value of friendships

Planning (including hard work) - Planning and working hard as a way of the wise

Illness and Health - The relationship between spiritual health and physical health

Authority - Leading in godliness and wisdom from God

Reliable Messengers (and how this directly applies to us speaking the Gospel ) - Delivering messages with accuracy and in a timely manner

Protecting the Vulnerable - God’s concern for orphans and widows

Shame - Praise belongs to the wise and shame to the proud

Wealth and Poverty - The wealth of the fool is temporal; the wealth of the wise is in wisdom itself

An honorable wife - Avoid woman folly and seek woman wisdom


Related Posts with Thumbnails