These are the ten superb sayings of Christ as He finished His course, while yet He also was spoken of by Isaiah as "he who opened not His mouth." There is a time to speak and a time to be silent. Jesus perfectly observed both. What we find is that we are saved because He was silent AND we are saved because He spoke.
Pastor walks his family through "T.H.I.N.K. Before You Speak." Is it true? Is it helpful? Is it important? Is it necessary? Is it kind? On each point, he spends some time helping them work out how to evaluate the question biblically. Building this skill in biblically wise speech is something he often spends time working with people on in remedial counseling. It would serve us all well if we proactively developed this skill, before we have a relationship that ends up in need of remedy.
In love and compassion, Jesus fed the 5,000. Yet this act of love will become the cause for division. Those who follow Him will try to force Him to feed them while Christ will call them to a total commitment. With this call, many will depart. Join us as we look at this pivotal point in the ministry of Christ.
Jeremiah 15:16-17; 1Peter 2:2
The word of God is food for us spiritually. We prepare for our Thanksgiving meal several days ahead but when it comes to church service we haven't prepared. We should be reading the word of God throughout the week because it's food that we desperately need to grow.
We look at the direct application of this Proverb. We see RFK Jr. as an example of what this Proverb is saying and then apply it to the wise child of God who desires to appropriate the wisdom found here.
Jesus is the Vine and we are to depend on him for our sustenance and support. Without him we will never produce fruit, but with him we will produce much fruit. Are we dependent on Him for your direction? Are you willing to set aide what you want and to allow him to prune you so that you grow? When we do, we bring glory to our Father.
The statements of the formerly blind man illustrate his development in following Jesus.
Statements to the neighbors (8-12)
Statements to the Pharisees the First Time (vs. 15-17)
Statements to the Pharisees the Second Time (vs. 24-38)
In this message we begin looking at the words of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, as He hung upon the tree and died for our sins. Last words are important - and these are not the words of a famous president, or prince, or even one's own beloved parents - these are the words of the Son of God, as He died in sacrifice for the sins of the world. Listen, as He cries from the Cross!
Pastor teaches his family a selection from "the Proverb of the day." In these six verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that wisdom comes in words from God, which He employs other instructed men to teach us, so that we ought to be humble and persevering, so that we can gain wisdom by which to serve and teach others.