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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - Proverbs 9

When was the last time you had an invitation to dinner? Proverbs 9 is about two dinner invitations. One by Lady Wisdom (Proverbs 9:1-6) and another by Lady Folly (Proverbs 9:13-18). In the middle are a few words of self-diagnosis to help you discover which dinner invitation you are taking based on how you take correction from others. Choose wisely where you will eat your d...

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - Proverbs 7

  Don’t ignore warnings about sexual sin (vv.1-4). When was the last time you found yourself NOT struggling with sexual temptation? This chapter is a father pleading with his son (and us) to listen to his words of advice and avoid sexual sin. He begs us to listen closely, to treasure these words in our hearts, to protect them like we were protecting our own e...

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - Proverbs 6

Be careful of unwise alliances or commitments (vv.1-5). Do you remember asking your parents to co-sign one of your first car loans or school loans? I suspect you found they were hesitant. They were afraid to make a commitment that if you backed out on your word, they might be unable to keep. Life is full of commitments that are easy to make but hard to fulfill. Buying on...

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - Proverbs 8

Proverbs 7 warned against the dangers of the seductress. Proverbs 8 tells us about another woman that calls our name. Her name is Lady Wisdom. Instead of having a commitment to ruin our lives, she is committed to the success of our lives. From the earliest Christian centuries, scholars recognized that lady wisdom is not an abstract idea but is Jesus Christ. Paul also reco...

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - Proverbs 3

Proverbs 3:1-12 gives us five great promises on which we can build our lives. Proverbs 3:13-20 gives us two principles to remember about the way God works. Five Great Promises The promise of life and prosperity (vv. 1-2). God promises long life, prosperity and peace to those who do not forget God’s Word as they remember what it teaches and store it up in their he...

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Thursday, June 9, 2016 - Proverbs 4

Wisdom is a family tradition worth maintaining (vv.1-9). Here a father appeals to his son to get wisdom because it is the same appeal his own father made to him. This means the father was also once a young man. He understands the hard work of getting God’s wisdom. He understands the temptation to be distracted. He also understands the benefits of a life spent pursu...

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - Proverbs 5

While Proverbs 1-4 talked about wisdom in the positive sense, beginning with Proverbs 5, we learn about the dangers of not listening to the wisdom of God. The first danger of ignoring God’s wisdom is sexual sin. Sex education begins at home (vv.1-6). It is a parent’s job to carefully teach his or her children the truth about their sexuality. Parents are not ...

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Genesis 30:25-31:55 - My Business Is God's Business

Warren Buffett is considered one of the most successful men in business. Many people turn to him to learn business success. While Warren has helpful advice, what does the Bible say is behind a successful business. Join us as we learn the answer. ...

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Summer 2016 Bible Reading Calendar

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Memory Verse for June 6 to 12, 2016

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