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
I. Some Thoughts on Wisdom Literature
II. A Summary Overview of Proverbs
III. The Beginning of Knowledge – 1-7
I. Onesimus and His Role in This Scene
II. Philemon and His Role in This Scene
III. Paul and His Role in This Scene
I. The Intimacy Exposed by Expressing the News – 7-9
II. The Community Uncovered by Mutual Greetings – 10-17
III. The Sadness Insinuated by Suffering and Separation – 18
I. Multiply the Mystery
II. Communicate Effectively
III. Act with Urgency and Thankfulness
I. Living Like Christians at Home – 3:18-21
II. Living Like Christians at Work – 3:22-4:1
III. Further Reflection on the Heart of the Matter – 3:23-24
I. The Umpire
II. The Governor
III. The Ambassador
I. The Ones Being Outfitted – 12a
II. The Wardrobe, with Accessories – 12b-13
III. The Finishing Outerwear – 14
I. Put to Death What Is Earthly in You – 5-6
II. Put Away the Vices of the Old Life – 7-8
III. Do Not Lie, and Here Is Why – 9-11
I. What We Are Supposed to Do – 1-2
II. Why We Are Supposed to Do It – 3
III. When It Is Supposed to Pay Off – 4
I. Colossian Difficulties
II. The Focus of the False Teaching
III. The Appeal of the False Teaching
IV. God’s Purpose in Giving the Law