The Enticement of Sinners (Proverbs 1:8-19)

 If sinners entice you to sin, do not consent to them and their ways. 1. The benefits of listening to wisdom. “The graceful garland and the pendants bring to our imaginations concrete images of beauty and riches, along with connotations of success and favor.”...

How the Gospel Unites Us Despite Our Differences (Ephesians 2:11-22)

“The Jew had an immense contempt for the Gentile. The Gentiles, said the Jews, were created by God to be fuel for the fires of hell. God, they said, loves only Israel of all the nations that he had made… It was not even lawful to render help to a Gentile mother in her...

The Beginning of Knowledge (Proverbs 1:1-7)

Since the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, we must not despise wisdom and instruction. 1.   An Introduction to Proverbs 2.   The Purpose of Proverbs “Wisdom is skill, expertise, competence that understands how life really works, how to achieve...

The End of the Matter (Ecclesiastes 12:8-14)

“This book is God’s reminder that if you are attempting to live the ‘meaningful’ secular life—’a life without absolutes, a life lived out of values without reference to God, a life that expects lasting satisfaction from earthbound things’ —you are attempting to...

Remember God Today (Ecclesiastes 12:1-7)

Since all of us are moving closer and closer to death, we must remember God by living our entire lives for him. 1. Remember God in the days of your youth. “The best time in life to do this is when we are still young enough to give a whole lifetime to God’s service. Do...