Proverbs 15:1-7, 23-33
I. Words Damage
II. Words Edify
Proverbs 15:1-7, 23-33
I. The fundamental realities of this world
II. The fear of the Lord
III. The fountain of life
IV. And let the one who is thirsty, come!
I. What does Proverbs teach about Pride and Humility?
II. What do we need to learn about Pride and Humility?
I. God Has Made Himself Known
II. God Has Promised that He Will Be Known
III. There Is No Joy Like Knowing God, and Being Known
IV. We Come to Know God Personally in Jesus Christ
2 Timothy 3:14–17
I. Is the inspiration of the Bible reliable?
II. Is the usefulness of the Bible reliable?
III. Is the sufficiency of the Bible reliable?
IV. Reliability and the self-authenticating Word of God
I. Appreciating the Angles of Approach to This Question
II. Addressing the Actual Aim of This Question
III. Adjusting to the Affirmative Answer to This Question
I. Who Is To Say that Christianity Is the Only Way to God?
II. What About Those Who Have Never Heard of Jesus?
1 Peter 2:19–24
I. Capturing the Vast Dimensions of the Dilemma
II. Crafting the Proper Perspective for a Solution
III. Cultivating Genuine Hope Sufficient for the Day
I. Appreciating the Question
II. Addressing the Question
III. Embracing an Answer
I. The Best Expression of Life's Purpose
II. Our Present Struggle with Life's Purpose
III. The Future Realization of Life's Purpose
I. Similar Invitations to Very Different Parties
II. Two Types of Party Animals
III. Which Party Will You Attend?
I. Full Courage: fearlessly honoring Christ
II. Death: gain to be with Christ
III. Life: fruitful labor for the faith of others
I. Evidences of Beloved Status
II. Evidences of Providential Presence
III. Evidences of Flaws and Failings
I. A Call toward What It Takes to Live – 1-5
II. An Encounter that Captures What We’re Up Against – 6-23
III. A Repeated Call and Reminder of What Is At Stake – 24-27
I. Cling to Wisdom, It Is Your Guiding Light – 20-24
II. Flee Seduction, It Will Destroy You – 25-33
III. There Is No Escaping Seduction’s Destruction – 34-35
I. The Conundrum of the Passage: Odd Ducks as Interpretive Keys
II. The Context of the Passage: Seduction by the Strange Woman
III. The Content of the Passage: Three Seductions in a World of a Thousand Seductions
I. The Father’s Vivid Charge to Sexual Purity
II. The Grievous Outcome of Not Honoring This Charge
III. The Delightful Outcome when This Charge Is Honored
I. What does the father want the son to hear in this lesson?
II. What should we hear from this lesson?
I. The Way of Wisdom and Its Light
II. The Way of Wickedness and Its Darkness
III. Learning to Love the Light
I. Dwelling in safety
II. Satan's sermon
III. True safety
IV. "You have a permanent address; make sure you are living there."