A Series on topics we'd rather not talk about. I’ve titled today’s message “The Sins of the Father.” Today we will look at several verses in the Bible that address this concept. Here’s something uncomfortable to start with: a cursory reading of them might lead you to believe they contradict one another. Where one insinuates … Continue reading UnComfortable: The Sins of the Father
“It must meant something…” The same thing is has always meant since the first one appeared. Genesis 9:12-16
“To answer before listening— that is folly and shame.”Proverbs 18:13 NIV Have you ever started sharing something personal to some one, they jump in with some sort of quip that appears to be empathetic in nature? “I know just how you feel!” And then they go one about their experiences and such. Did you find … Continue reading Proverbs 18 – I Know Just How you feel…
A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it; they think success will come at every turn.Proverbs 17:8 NIV Bribery does seem like a way to magically fix all your problems. If you have money, you pay someone to be quiet, to destroy evidence, give you a good business deal, or to … Continue reading Proverbs 17 – Me Lucky Charms!
The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.Proverbs 16:21 NIV Photo by Julia M Cameron on Pexels.com Have you ever met someone you could describe as a "know-it-all?" I didn't matter if they weren't an expert authority on the matter at hand, their opinion was the best one. This is exactly … Continue reading Proverbs 16 – Learning something
“Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.”Proverbs 13:3 NIV Have you ever instantly regretted saying something? You don’t realize how you hurt someone until the word fly out of your mouth? How they might cause problems? Proverbs tells us a wise person is someone who … Continue reading Proverbs 13 – I shouldn’t have said that…
Colossians 1:1-14 Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com I was getting ready for this message, I looked at my planning document. It holds sermon series and message ideas, scriptures, themes. I presently have a few that I’m working on, but I’m not quite there yet with my next couple series. One big reason is that the … Continue reading Encourage-able or Incorrigible?
“Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.”Proverbs 11:22 NIV discretion: the quality of having or showing discernment or good judgment : the quality of being discreet It’s amazing what you can learn from experts if you do a web search. It turns out that rings in … Continue reading Proverbs 11 – Nose ring
“The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin. Whoever winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.”Proverbs 10:8, 10 NIV I’m afraid to say, but I can sometimes be a foolish chatterbox. (Mainly when I’m excited or just drank a lot of coffee). These two verses in … Continue reading Proverbs 10 – Chatterbox
“Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house, lest you lose your honor to others and your dignity to one who is cruel, lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich the house of another.”Proverbs 5:8-10 NIV This passage very clearly directly applies to keeping … Continue reading Proverbs 5 – Alimony