Sermons on Proverbs

The Gift of Hope

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” (Proverbs 13:12) The World’s “Common” Substitutes For Hope: Wishful thinkingBlind optimismAmbitious dreams For most people, hope is something they do, but the Bible talks about hope as something we can have. “I pray that God, who gives hope, will bless you…

Matthew 22:37

My First Greatest Responsibility

gether to question him again. 35 One of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” 37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.” (Matthew 22:34-38 ) [NLT]

Setting Goals In Faith

“6 Go to the ant, you slacker! Observe its ways and become wise. 7 Without leader, administrator, or ruler, 8 it prepares its provisions in summer; it gathers its food during harvest. 9 How long will you stay in bed, you slacker? When will you get up from your sleep? 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the arms to rest, 11 and…

GOD BLESSES THE PERSON OF INTEGRITY

YouVersion: http://bible.com/events/48811792 “​​But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or his stature, because I have rejected him. Man does not see what the Lord sees, for man sees what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7 ) “The pure in heart are blessed, for they will see God.” (Matthew 5:8 )  Integrity: authenticity, wholeness 3 Blessings…

Hunger & Thirst For The Right Things

YouVersion: http://bible.com/events/48807908 “Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness are blessed, for they will be filled.” (Matthew 5:6 )                                Righteousness is . . .   … making my relationship right with God.  (Romans 1:17 )… living the way God intends for me to.  (Proverbs 12:28 )    God’s Merciful Plan Is To Make You Right With Himself. …

The Power Of Gentleness

YouVersion: http://bible.com/events/48804401 “The gentle are blessed, for they will inherit the earth.”  (Matthew 5:5 ) Gentleness…              … defuses anger. “A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.” (Proverbs 15:1 ) “If the ruler’s anger rises against you, don’t leave your place, for calmness puts great offenses to rest.” (Ecclesiastes 10:4 ) … disables critics. “… when…

God Blesses The Broken Hearted

YouVersion:http://bible.com/events/48801089 “Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted.”  (Matthew 5:4 ) Life is not always about good times and laughter. “There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven … a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance …” (Ecclesiastes 3:1 , 4) Grieving is vital to…

Why Does God Want Me To Be Poor In Spirit?

YouVersion: http://bible.com/events/48793654 “The poor in spirit are blessed, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.” (Matthew 5:3 ) “Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God.” (Psalm 146:5 ) [NIV] “Poor in spirit” means that you humbly depend on God instead of yourself. God wants you to be “poor in Spirit” so that you can…