Sermon Notes 2020 11 15 PM

November 15, 2020 PM
Dr. Michael Catt
#1998 (#2 in series)

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POWERFUL PROVERBS IN A PANDEMIC: Finding God’s Perspective
Proverbs 1:1-7; 3:5, 6; 8:1-36


Who is shaping your perspective?


I. DANGERS OF IGNORING GOD’S PERSPECTIVE


1) If you ignore it, your life __. (10:17)
2) You’ll believe God wants __. (18:2)
3) You’ll resist __. (19:19)
4) You’ll become __. (29:9)
5) You’ll go __. (29:19)



II. THE FAVOR YOU FIND IN SEEKING GOD’S PERSPECTIVE


In the book of Proverbs, you find three broad categories. First, you find instructive speeches in chapters 1-9, wisdom sayings in chapters 10-15, and finally godly counsel in chapters 16-31.

If you look at chapter 1, you’ll see why Proverbs is in the Bible:
1) Wisdom (vv. 2, 7)
2) Instruction (vv. 2, 3)
3) Understanding (vv. 2, 5, 6)
4) Wise behavior (v. 3)
5) Knowledge (vv. 2, 4)
6) Discretion (v. 4)
7) Learning (v. 5)
8) Wise counsel (v. 5)


III. THE FRUIT OF WISDOM AND GOD’S PERSPECTIVE


We see wisdom…
1) As a __ (8:1-5)
2) As a __ (8:6-113)
3) __ (8:14-21)
4) __ (8:22-31)
5) And the __ God wants (8:32-36)


“If in my religious duties I am doing what pleases me, and if doing it does not make me a better person, then I am wasting my time, and my worship is only sin. Fasting and fighting do not go together! Yet how many families walk piously out of church at the close of a Sunday worship service, get in the family car, and proceed to argue with each other all the way home!” – Warren Wiersbe


IV. THE FAITH THAT EXPRESSES GOD’S PERSPECTIVE