About the Series
God has given us a lot of different tools to navigate this life. But have you ever thought of "wisdom" as one of those tools? We often ask God for wisdom but are we willing to pick that tool up and practice its craft in order to build a life in the wisdom of God?
In this 15-week series, we will explore the Proverbs to discover what this wisdom literature has to say about a variety of topics such as stewardship, relationships, emotions, and integrity. And you'll be drawn to ponder this question:
On what foundation is your life being built on?
Fear of the Lord
PASSAGE: PROVERBS 1:2-7
May 26, 2019 // Pastor Thomas Anderson, Jr.
2 For learning wisdom and discipline;
for understanding insightful sayings;
3 for receiving prudent instruction
in righteousness, justice, and integrity;
4 for teaching shrewdness to the inexperienced,
knowledge and discretion to a young man--
5 let a wise person listen and increase learning,
and let a discerning person obtain guidance--
6 for understanding a proverb or a parable,
the words of the wise, and their riddles.
7 The fear of the Lord
is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and discipline.
The Portrait of Wisdom
PASSAGE: PROVERBS 1:20-33
June 2, 2019 // Pastor Thomas Anderson, Jr.
20 Wisdom calls out in the street;
she makes her voice heard in the public squares.
21 She cries out above the commotion;
she speaks at the entrance of the city gates:
22 “How long, inexperienced ones, will you love ignorance?
How long will you mockers enjoy mocking
and you fools hate knowledge?
23 If you respond to my warning,
then I will pour out my spirit on you
and teach you my words.
24 Since I called out and you refused,
extended my hand and no one paid attention,
25 since you neglected all my counsel
and did not accept my correction,
26 I, in turn, will laugh at your calamity.
I will mock when terror strikes you,
27 when terror strikes you like a storm
and your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
when trouble and stress overcome you.
28 Then they will call me, but I won’t answer;
they will search for me, but won’t find me.
29 Because they hated knowledge,
didn’t choose to fear the Lord,
30 were not interested in my counsel,
and rejected all my correction,
31 they will eat the fruit of their way
and be glutted with their own schemes.
32 For the apostasy of the inexperienced will kill them,
and the complacency of fools will destroy them.
33 But whoever listens to me will live securely
and be undisturbed by the dread of danger.”
The Portrait of Folly
PASSAGE: PROVERBS 9:13-18
June 9, 2019 // Pastor Thomas Anderson, Jr.
13 Folly is a rowdy woman;
she is gullible and knows nothing.
14 She sits by the doorway of her house,
on a seat at the highest point of the city,
15 calling to those who pass by,
who go straight ahead on their paths:
16 “Whoever is inexperienced, enter here!”
To the one who lacks sense, she says,
17 “Stolen water is sweet,
and bread eaten secretly is tasty!”
18 But he doesn’t know that the departed spirits are there,
that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.
PASSAGE: PROVERBS 6:6-11
June 16, 2019 // Pastor Aaron Michaud
6 Go to the ant, O sluggard;
consider her ways, and be wise.
7 Without having any chief,
officer, or ruler,
8 she prepares her bread in summer
and gathers her food in harvest.
9 How long will you lie there, O sluggard?
When will you arise from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest,
11 and poverty will come upon you like a robber,
and want like an armed man.
PASSAGE: PROVERBS 10:18-21
June 23, 2019 // Pastor Thomas Anderson, Jr.
18 The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,
and whoever spreads slander is a fool.
19 When there are many words, sin is unavoidable,
but the one who controls his lips is prudent.
20 The tongue of the righteous is pure silver;
the heart of the wicked is of little value.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many,
but fools die for lack of sense.
Marriage & Sex
PASSAGE: PROVERBS 5
July 7, 2019 // Pastor Thomas Anderson, Jr.
PASSAGE: PROVERBS 1:8-10
July 14, 2019 // Pastor Thomas Anderson, Jr.
8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction,
and don’t reject your mother’s teaching,
9 for they will be a garland of favor on your head
and pendants around your neck.
10 My son, if sinners entice you,
don’t be persuaded.
PASSAGE: PROVERBS 11:9, 12; 17:9; 29:5
July 21, 2019 // Pastor Aaron Michaud
9 With his mouth the ungodly destroys his neighbor,
but through knowledge the righteous are rescued.
12 Whoever shows contempt for his neighbor lacks sense,
but a man with understanding keeps silent.
9 Whoever conceals an offense promotes love,
but whoever gossips about it separates friends.
5 A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.
Anger & Joy
PASSAGE: PROVERBS 29:22; 14:17; 12:20; 21:15; 22:24-25
July 28, 2019 // Pastor Brolin Rosquist
When Wisdom Isn't Working
PASSAGE: ECCLESIASTES 1:3-11; 9:1-3, 11-12, 7-9; 11:9; 12:13-14
August 4, 2019 // Pastor Aaron Michaud