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Proverbs (2013)

Proverbs (2013)

December 2012 - August 2013

Proverbs is a one-of-a-kind book, there is no other like it in the Scriptures. There are books in the Old Testament that are of a similar nature, and scholars classify these as “wisdom literature.” There are some wisdom psalms. Proverbs is the ultimate wisdom book. Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon are also classified as wisdom literature.
 
The concept of wisdom is one that is often misunderstood. Wisdom in our Greco-Roman heritage has a different connotation. It is the idea that comes from the Greek philosophers and it has the idea of intellectual acumen, the ability to utilize logic and rhetoric in an intellectual manner. Whereas the wisdom of the Middle Eastern culture was quite different, the wisdom of the Scripture was quite different; it has to do with the practical values of taking the instruction of God’s Word and applying it in an artful, skillful and beautiful manner to one’s life so that you produce within the scope of your life something that has value. So wisdom in a biblical sense is extremely practical. It is probably the word that most accurately reflects the farthest or most extensive way of applying Scripture. Proverbs is a guide for skillful living.

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Sun, Jun 16, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Proverbs 9:1-18
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 51 mins 21 secs
Party time! Every day you get two festive invitations. One is from Lady Wisdom and the other from the Foolish Woman. Let this lesson in Proverbs show you the rich rewards of choosing the right party to attend and the sad, self-destructive results of the wrong one. Discover the daily pattern for developing wisdom and God's red flag warning of the scoffer's miserable downfall. Find out what the seven pillars of Lady Wisdom are.
Sun, Jun 23, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Proverbs 10
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 50 mins 31 secs
"Hi Ho! Hi Ho! It's off to work we go." This cheerful little ditty sung by the seven dwarfs in Snow White lays out a blueprint for how we should tackle our work. Listen to this lesson to learn why God designed work for us to do from the beginning of creation and the positive spiritual value that comes from accomplishing it. Find out how the diligence we display in our daily work is the same as we need to apply in our Christian life. Discover eight warnings against being a sluggard and what we can learn from watching ants.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Proverbs 10
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 51 mins 51 secs
"Wake up! Boss is coming! Better get busy!" Are these familiar sounds where you work? Listen to this lesson to see if you measure up as a wise worker. Learn how the Word of God is the path to lasting wealth and why it's not the size of your bank balance but what's in your soul that counts. Discover the only thing you can take with you when you die.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Proverbs 11:7-11 & Deuteronomy 31:30-32:5
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 49 mins 30 secs
"He's a straight arrow." That's high praise but what does it mean? Is it possible for a believer to have personal righteousness in this day and age? Listen to this lesson to learn about God's perfect, unshakeable character. Find out about the loss of absolutes in today's culture and how most live in a morass of subjectivity, basing their behavior on how they feel. See why those who hold to the morality taught in God's Word should be prepared to be hated by those who hold to relative standards.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Proverbs
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 51 mins 23 secs
"Me! Me! Me! It's all about me. You may think it's about you but it's really all about me!" None of us would say this out loud but it's what we think. Listen to this lesson to learn about the enemy of every believer called the sin nature. See how Proverbs teaches that character must be taught from the crib and that no one is born with self control or discipline. Discover how God the Holy Spirit enhances moral values and makes them spiritual values that lead to character transformation.
Sun, Aug 04, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Proverbs 22:6 & Proverbs 29:17
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 51 mins 58 secs
To spank or not to spank? That is the question. Most child psychologists and social workers will tell you it is harmful and cruel. Listen to this lesson to discover that the Word of God insists that physical punishment done right and lovingly is necessary. Find out how to correctly train each child individually according to his personality to help him find a successful path for his life. Accept that parenting is hard work and principles must be taught over and over.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Proverbs 18:20-21 & James 1:26
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 43 mins 25 secs
Don't be a motor mouth! Our tongues are barometers of our thinking so don't say the first thing that pops into your mind. Listen to this lesson to learn how our words have a tremendous impact on others and on ourselves. See what it means to criticize and judge and why our words can be like a boomerang coming back to destroy us. Understand that the most important words we can say are ones that showcase God's love. See how to avoid being a gossip, a talebearer, or badmouthing others as we respect people's privacy.
Sun, Aug 18, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Proverbs 18:20-21 & Proverbs 12:14
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 54 mins 6 secs
"My Foolish Heart" "Fools in Love" So many pop song lyrics through the ages have been about fools. Listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible has a lot to say about fools, too. Find out which questions fools ask that need to be answered and which ones are just distractions and should be exposed with humility and respect. Discover how an reductio ad absurdum argument reduces what fools say to the absurd and how we can offer the fountain of life to those who so desperately need it.

Also includes 1 Peter 3:15-17

Sun, Aug 25, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Proverbs 31:10-0
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 56 mins 26 secs
How's this woman's ad on a popular dating site? "Not afraid of hard work. Owns successful business. Invests money for maximum profit. Believes wife should help, enhance, and honor husband. Does everything with grace and kindness." Listen to this lesson to learn what the Bible says about the traits of an ideal wife and see how they're not the ones we usually think of today. Discover how the woman in Proverbs 31 cares for her family and those around her. Find out how her husband and children will praise her and she will be honored in Heaven.