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."
I. Receiving Wisdom as a Valued Inheritance
II. Pursuing Wisdom as a Form of Insurance
III. Embracing Wisdom as a Romantic Involvement
I. Why do we have confidence to enter the HOLY?
II. What is the “new way” to the HOLY?
III. What is the spiritual benefit of having confidence to enter the HOLY?
IV. What is the practical benefit of having confidence to enter the HOLY?
I. The advantage of the Jew
II. Sacrifices - the way of salvation
III. The gospel and sacrifices
IV. The 5 kinds of sacrifices
V. Jesus as a full fulfillment of the sacrifices
I. How do wisdom and discretion grant and beautify life?
II. How does lacking wisdom and discretion make life ugly?
III. What is the ultimate outcome of this beauty and ugliness?
Proverbs 1:20-33; 3:13-20; 8:1-36
I. Calling Out Wisdom
II. Wisdom Calling Out
III. Wisdom’s Great Worth
I. Why is it important to hear instruction in wisdom?
II. What does it look like to live in this wisdom daily?
III. Why would we ever choose to live another way?
I. The 'talk'
II. The stakes
III. The fear of the Lord
IV. True wisdom
V. True hope
I. The Foolishness of the Sinners' Pursuits
II. The Reward of the Parents' Instruction
III. The Call to the Beloved Son