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Practical wisdom Jul 24

  1. 1. +Practical Wisdom Wisdom Audit – Are you Wise
  2. 2. +Jesus and Wisdom Luke 2:47 And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers Luke 2: 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature8 and in favor with God and man Mark 6:2 And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying,“Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? Mark 1:21-22 Then they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and taught. 22 And they were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 1 Cor 1:30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption
  3. 3. +Jesus and Wisdom Col 2:3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge Col 1:15-17 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Prov 8:27-28 When he established the heavens, I was there; when he drew a circle on the face of the deep, when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep, Matt 12:42 The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. Rom 1:22,23 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things
  4. 4. +Jesus and Wisdom Luke 21:15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict Acts 6:3,10 Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking 2 Pet 3:15 And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him Eph 1:17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him
  5. 5. + Wisdom Audit – Are you Wise? Judge these based on the last 30 days of your life. A.Which of the following describes you most 1. I regret some things I said, after I have said them 2.The last time you were angry you spoke your mind 3.The last time you were angry you kept quiet 4. People say they feel better after I have spoken to them
  6. 6. + Wisdom Audit – Are you Wise? Judge these based on the last 30 days of your life. B.Which of these have you experienced in recently 1. Felt bad when someone rebuked me. 2. Started reading a book but was unable to finish or haven’t read in a while. 3. I have a jotter I record what I read into, and it’s almost full. 4. I went to meet someone who corrected me and I liked it.
  7. 7. + Wisdom Audit – Are you Wise? Judge these based on the last 30 days of your life. C.Which of the following is closest to the truth 1.Your parents are angry with you 2.You parents are worried about you 3.Your parents are confident about you 4.Your parents are excited about you
  8. 8. + Wisdom Audit – Are you Wise? Judge these based on the last 30 days of your life. D. How do you see yourself? 1. I’m doing great. 2. I’m doing just fine 3. I’m doing ok, but I can do better with a little help. 4. I’m not where I want to be, but God’s grace is sufficient.
  9. 9. + Wisdom Audit – Are you Wise? E. In the last 30 days, which of this is closer to your reality. 1. I have done many wrong things, but I have asked God for forgiveness 2. I have done a few wrong things, but I have asked God for forgiveness 3. I haven’t done anything wrong, the fear of God guides me. 4. I have a healthy fear of God, and that’s been guiding me, I make mistakes quite infrequently
  10. 10. + Wisdom Audit – Are you Wise? E. In the last 30 days, which of this is closer to your reality. 1. I have done many wrong things, but I have asked God for forgiveness 2. I have done a few wrong things, but I have asked God for forgiveness 3. I haven’t done anything wrong, the fear of God guides me. 4. I have a healthy fear of God, and that’s been guiding me, I make mistakes quite infrequently
  11. 11. + Wisdom Audit – Are you Wise? F. Which is you? 1. I currently don’t have a 20yr goal documented 2. I find it easy to believe people, without doing background checks 3. I have a few friends that can bail me out of major challenges today 4. I sense danger long before it happens, and I’m usually right.
  12. 12. + Wisdom Audit – Are you Wise? Add AllYour Scores together If you Score Less than 15 you need wisdom If you Scored Close to 24 you are wise If you Scored above 18, you are on course
  13. 13. + The Use of the Tongue Prov 18:21 – Life and Death Foolish: boisterous (9:13); spreads slander (10:18); (contrary to James 1:19) slow to hear and quick to speak (18: 2,13, 29:20); perverse in his speech (19:1); self-destructive (10:147, 14:3, 18:6-7) Wise: exercises verbal restraint (10:19, 17:27-28); tongue brings healing (12:18)
  14. 14. +Response to Wisdom Prov 8:36 – To Hate Wisdom is to love death! Foolish: despises wisdom (1:7, 23:9); despises instruction (1:7); neglects (1:25a), does not accept (1:30) counsel; doesn’t want (1:25b), doesn’t listen to (13:1), hates (9:8, 12:1, 15:12) reproof/rebuke; hates knowledge (1:22, 1:29)
• doesn’t delight in understanding (18:2); rejects (15:5), doesn’t respond to (17:10, 27:228) discipline; does not choose to fear the Lord (1:29) Wise: hears [wisdom] and increases in learning (1:5a, 9:9, 21:11); acquires (1:5b), listens to (12:15), receives (13:10) counsel; loves (9:8), regards (15:5), listens to (15:31-32), responds to (17:10, 19:25) reproof/rebuke; receives commands (10:8); stores up (10:14), seeks (15:14), acquires (18:15) knowledge: loves (12:1), accepts (13:1) discipline
  15. 15. +Relation to Parents Prov 27:11– My Son, Be Wise, and make my heart glad Fool: grieves parents (10:1, 17:21, 25); despises mother (15:20); destroys father (19:13) Wise: A wise man brings joy to his parents.“A wise lad makes his dad glad, but a bad lad makes his mom sad” (10:1, Estell paraphrase). See also 15:20, 23:15-16, 24, 27:11, 29:3.
  16. 16. +Self Estimation Prov 16:18 – Pride, then destruction Fool: Proud; way is right in his own eyes (12:15); trusts in his own heart (28:26); arrogant, proud, haughty (14:16, 21:24); exalts self (30:32) Wise: A wise man is humble (11:2).
  17. 17. +In Relation to Sin Prov 14:9– Fools make fun of guilt Fool: A fool enjoys sin; evil is like sport to him (10:23); it is abominable for him to turn away from evil (13:19); mocks at sin (14:9); enjoys folly (15:21); returns to his folly like a dog to its vomit (26:11) Wise: A wise man fears the Lord (1:7, 9:10, 15:33), and the fear of the Lord is incompatible with evil (3:7, 16:6).
  18. 18. +Other Wisdom Traits Character of the Wise: slow to anger/doesn’t lose his temper (12:16, 14:29, 17:27, 19:11, 29:11); possesses foresight (22:3, 27:12); maintains good associations (2:20, 13:20)/avoids bad ones (2:12-19, 7:5, 23:20-21); Diligent Prov 6:6 Character of the Foolish: quick- tempered/loses temper (12:16, 14:17, 29, 29:11); believes everything he hears (14:15); lacks foresight (22:3, 27:12);
quarrelsome/contentious (20:3, 22:10); Lazy Prov 24:30-34
  19. 19. + PROACTIVE MODEL Freedom To ChooseStimulus Response Self- Awareness Imagination Conscience Independent Will Wise people see danger ahead, simple people walk in
  20. 20. +Heaven's Citizens Christian Centre - Give to God’s Work! Skye Bank: 1771433001 Apapa Branch. GTBank: 0148495211 Ojodu Branch
  21. 21. + Announcements Community Meeting – Friday 6pm Sunday – Where are You Series. If you don’t know where you are, you can’t move to where you want to be.
  22. 22. +This is who we Are! This is Who I Am! I am Heaven’s Citizen! I am God’s, totally God’s. I am God’s Representative Here on the Earth! He finds expression through me. I am the House that God is Building! I am a living stone, fitted together with other believers into the House of God! I belong to God’s Kingdom! I am a Son of God, A Heir of God, a Joint Heir with Christ. I have no personal AGENDA! I have no personal AMBITION! God’s Will is my Agenda! God’s Service is my Ambition! I am Crucified with Christ! The Life I now live is Christ’s! I live by the FAITH of the SON of God who Loved me, and Gave himself for ME! Jesus is my Lord! He is the VINE, I am a BRANCH! I bear fruit when I abide in Him. I ABIDE in JESUS!

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