Pastor teaches his family a selection from "the Proverb of the day." In these five verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that difficulty perceiving God's wisdom is not from a lack of clarity on His part but from an abundance of folly on ours.
The human mind is incredibly powerful with a tremendous impact on the body, soul, and spirit. Learn to examine your life for "sin steps" that lead to trajic consequences, then find how to realcaim your mind for the Lord. The neuro-pathways follow the road most traveled, so training our mind take a lot of time and effort!
Is the # 13 bad luck? We don't believe in blind luck and the number 13 has no inherent powers to begin with. We discuss the negative connotations of the number 13 in Scripture as opposed to any sort of power as believed by the superstitious.
Also Reference: Joshua 18:16, Jeremiah 32:35, 1 Kings 7:1, Numbers 29:13, Ezekiel 40:11, Proverbs 23:17
The author of Hebrews challenges us to fight against the temptation to be lazy in their faith and ignorant in their understanding of the things of God. These twin temptations lead to spiritual immaturity and potential apostasy. The answer is to keep watch on ourselves and pursue a greater understanding of the things of God.
We are gleaning from the Book of Proverbs to gain important building blocks and to see some of the facets of a Biblical worldview. Once discovered, these principles from many of the proverbs will help form and sustain a good outlook on life.
We do well not to trust our own hearts; we can and must trust in God's faithful mercy. So here we see a man who speaks—a man who seeks God with his whole heart, a humble and healthy Christian. What danger does such a man see? He fears wandering from God's commandments, he is conscious of his own weakness and the ways in which he can be drawn or pushed from the path of righteousness. So what is the mercy he seeks? That the Lord would uphold and keep him in the right path.
The Apostle Peter and the other disciples mistakenly declared that they would never abandon the Lord Jesus Christ on the eve of His crucifixion. We focus on the lessons we can learn from their failure and how we deal with the failures of others toward us.
Peter asks Jesus, "How many times must I forgive my neighbor?" Jesus answers, 70 times 7. Biblical forgiveness is without limit. This sermon explores what we forgive - we forgive sin, directed intentional sin, we bear with mistakes (Eph 4:1-2). Then, how do we forgive - we forgive like Jesus as we are conformed to the image of Christ. And the consequences of not forgiving. - In this parable, the unforgiving servant was handed over to the torturers.