God’s Wisdom. Our Mission.

God’s Wisdom. Our Mission.
Pastor David Schaller
Proverbs 8:1-5

1 Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? 2 At the top of the prominent places along the way, at the intersection of the paths she has taken her stand; 3 beside the gates opening into the city, at the entrance of the doorways she cries out: 4 “To you, O people, I call out, and my voice calls to all mankind. 5 You who are naive, discern wisdom! And you fools, understand discernment! Proverbs 8:1-5

God’s Plan for Friendship

God’s Plan for Friendship
Pastor David Anderson
Proverbs

I think we give up on people too quickly. I think people give up on us too quickly. Biblical friendships are made of stronger stuff. Christ wants a sustaining commitment to one another. Adversity causes the relational cream in our life to rise to the top. There are people in your life who have become permanent fixtures when adversity comes your way. It’s the familiar voice you hear when you are coming out of anesthesia. It’s the person who drops off a meal when they know you are too exhausted to make one.

Why Christmas? Part 2

Why Christmas? Part 2
Pastor David Anderson
Hebrews 2:11-18

According to Hebrews 2:5-10, Jesus came on Christmas to resurrect our glory and dignity. The rest of the chapter explains that He is not ashamed to call us His brother or sister and place us firmly in the family of God (2:11-13). Not only has He destroyed Satan’s exploitation of death (2:14-15), but He is our faithful and merciful High Priest that advocates for us (2:17-18).

Why Christmas? Part 1

Why Christmas? Part 1
Pastor David Anderson
Hebrews 2:5-10

The Book of Hebrews was written to Jewish Christians who were suffering because of their allegiance to Christ. Their overwhelming temptation was to return to Jewish worship – return to the temple, to the sacrifices, to Moses, to set aside Christ and go back to the Law. Because of this, you have the Book of Hebrews where the writer lays out one of the greatest theologies on Jesus in all of Scripture. The argument of Hebrews is – why go back to what is inferior? Jesus is greater than Moses, Jesus is greater than Joshua, Jesus is greater than the Law, and Jesus is greater than Aaron and Melchizedek. Jesus is greater than the angels.

Wise Words Part 2

Wise Words Part 2
Pastor David Anderson
Proverbs

We know nothing about God’s plan unless we understand that it is a plan of love. When we are filled with the transforming love of Christ, when our hearts have been smitten by the mystery of that love, when what daily fills us is deep gratitude for His sacrifice and transformation, then our words begin to be words of love, words of service, words of grace, words of encouragement, words of peace, and words that that build and not destroy.

Wise Words Part 1

Wise Words Part 1
Pastor David Anderson
Proverbs

In Proverbs Solomon says that death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit (18:21). Wisdom says that words are powerful because they penetrate the soul and last a lifetime. Our words bless or curse. They build up or they destroy. They encourage or discourage. They nourish or weaken. They heal or hurt.

Our Journey with Anger

Our Journey with Anger
Pastor David Schaller
Proverbs

Proverbs and anger. The teaching of Proverbs on anger is no different than any of the other topics – these teachings are God’s deep desires for us. One way to summarize Proverbs teaching on anger is: Avoid the destructive force of excess anger; pursue being slow to become angry. In Christ, you are absolutely more than your excessive responses or unhealthy repressed responses to injustices in our broken worlds. Being angry isn’t a sin! How we deal with it, where we let it go makes all the difference.

Our Song of Gratitude

Our Song of Gratitude
Pastor David Anderson
Proverbs

Grumbling, whining, and thanklessness are not ultimately the heart’s responses to circumstances, but to God. Whenever God doesn’t perform the way we think he should, we let Him know it. As long as he gives us blessing we will keep following Him, but the moment He doesn’t give us what we think we deserve we have no way forward because we believe He owes us.

Hunger for Instructions

Hunger for Instructions
Pastor David Anderson
Proverbs 9

HUNGER FOR INSTRUCTION: If you correct a scoffer or a fool you just harm yourself. He/she will hate you and make you pay. On the other hand, rebuke or correct a wise man and what will he/she do? He/she will love you! We orient our lives and schedules to avoid instruction. We run from it; the wise run to it. Solomon uses “wise” and “just or righteous” interchangeably. For Solomon the wise person is the righteous person and the righteous person is the wise person; there is no difference.

Two Voices: The World or Wisdom?

Two Voices: The World or Wisdom?
Pastor Ed Underwood
Proverbs 7 & 8

There are two voices in this world: The inundating and deceptive voice of this world’s sinful reason- ing and the liberating and honest voice of God’s wisdom. Which voice do you listen to the most? What is one change you can make to ensure that you spend more time listening to God’s wise voice?

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