The Search For Wisdom

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This presentation was used for a worship service at a praise night for ACCCN in July 2009.

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The Search For Wisdom

  1. 1. “yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will (Proverbs 2:3-5 esv)
  2. 2. Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! "Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?" "Who has ever given to God that God should repay him? For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.
  3. 3. Can you hear me Hear me screamin' Breaking in the muted skies This thunder heart Like bombs beating Echoing a thousand miles
  4. 4. Mine is yours and yours is mine There is no divide In your honor I would die tonight
  5. 5. Mine is yours and yours is mine I will sacrifice In your honor I would die tonight For you to feel alive
  6. 6. Can you feel me Feel me breathing One last breathe before I close my eyes This suffering For receiving Deliver me into the other side
  7. 7. For you to feel alive For you to feel alive For you to feel alive
  8. 8. I sailed a wild, wild sea climbed up a tall, tall mountain I met a old, old man beneath a weeping willow tree He said now if you got some questions go and lay them at my feet but my time here is brief so you'll have to pick just three
  9. 9. And I said What do you do with the pieces of a broken heart and how can a man like me remain in the light and if life is really as short as they say then why is the night so long and then the sun went down and he sang for me this song
  10. 10. See I once was a young fool like you afraid to do the things that I knew I had to do So I played an escapade just like you I played an escapade just like you I sailed a wild, wild sea climbed up a tall, tall mountain I met an old, old man he sat beneath a sapling tree
  11. 11. He said now if you got some questions go and lay them at my feet but my time here is brief so you'll have to pick just three
  12. 12. 105 million - Google 124,000 - YouTube 496,000 books - Amazon
  13. 13. I am driving up 85 in the kind of morning that lasts all afternoon just stuck inside the gloom Four more exits to my apartment but I am tempted to keep the car in drive and leave it all behind
  14. 14. Cause I wonder sometimes about the outcome of a still verdictless life Am I living it right? Am I living it right? Am I living it right? Why, why Georgia, why?
  15. 15. I rent a room and I fill the spaces with wood in places to make it feel like home but all I feel's alone It might be a quarter life crisis or just the stirring in my soul Either way, I wonder sometimes about the outcome of a still verdictless life
  16. 16. Am I living it right? Am I living it right? Am I living it right? Why, why Georgia, why?
  17. 17. So what, so I've got a smile on me but it's hiding the quiet superstitions in my head Don't believe me Don't believe me When I say I've got it down
  18. 18. Everybody is just a stranger but that's the danger in going my own way I guess it's the price I have to pay still "Everything happens for a reason" is no reason not to ask yourself
  19. 19. If you're living it right Are you living it right? Are you living it right? Why, tell me why Why, why Georgia why?
  20. 20. “The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their (Proverbs 1:1-7 ESV)
  21. 21. cut the noise cut the music turn off the radio for good shut your mouth shut your eyes turn off the ever flickerin’ tube
  22. 22. drown out the noises of the world drown out the voices in your head bring down that constant nagging feeling that you need to work instead
  23. 23. listen listen just listen
  24. 24. cut the noise cut the music turn off the radio for good shut your mouth shut your eyes turn off the ever flickerin’ tube
  25. 25. drown out the noises of the world drown out the voices in your head bring down that constant nagging feeling that you need to work instead
  26. 26. listen listen to our God and listen with our hearts
  27. 27. “Listen, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck. My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, “Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood; let us ambush the innocent without reason; like Sheol let us swallow them alive, and whole, like those who go down to the pit; we shall find all precious goods, we shall fill our houses with plunder; throw in your lot among us; we will all have one purse”— my son, do not walk in the way with them; hold back your foot from their paths, for their feet run to evil, and they make (Proverbs 1:8-17 ESV)
  28. 28. The pen is mightier than the sword. / Actions speak louder than words. The best things in life are free. / There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Look before you leap. / Strike while the iron is hot. Birds of a feather flock together. / Opposites attract. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. / Out of sight, out of mind.
  29. 29. “Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. Answer a fool according to his folly, (Proverbs 26:4-5 ESV)
  30. 30. don’t teach me about politics and government just tell me who to vote for don’t teach me about truth and beauty just label my music
  31. 31. don’t teach me how to live like a free man just give me a new law
  32. 32. i don’t wanna know if the answers aren’t easy so just bring it down from the mountain to me
  33. 33. i want a new law i want a new law gimme that new law
  34. 34. don’t teach me about moderation and liberty i prefer a shot of grape juice don’t teach me about loving my enemies don’t teach me how to listen to the Spirit just give me a new law
  35. 35. i don’t wanna know if the answers aren’t easy so just bring it down from the mountain to me
  36. 36. i want a new law i want a new law gimme that new law
  37. 37. what’s the use in trading a law you can never keep for one you can that cannot get you anything do not be afraid do not be afraid do not be afraid
  38. 38. Come up to meet you, tell you I'm sorry You don't know how lovely you are. I had to find you, tell you I need you, Tell you I set you apart.
  39. 39. Tell me your secrets and ask me your questions, Oh let’s go back to the start. Running in circles, Comin' up tails Heads on a science apart
  40. 40. Nobody said it was easy, It's such a shame for us to part. Nobody said it was easy, No one ever said it would be this hard. Oh take me back to the start.
  41. 41. I was just guessing at numbers and figures, Pulling the puzzles apart. Questions of science, science and progress Do not speak as loud as my heart.
  42. 42. And tell me you love me, come back and haunt me Oh and I rush to the start. Running in circles, Chasing our tails Coming back as we are
  43. 43. Nobody said it was easy, Oh it's such a shame for us to part. Nobody said it was easy, No one ever said it would be so hard. I'm going back to the start.
  44. 44. Light of the world You stepped down into darkness. Opened my eyes, let me see. Beauty that made this heart adore You Hope of a life spent with You
  45. 45. Here I am to worship, Here I am to bow down, Here I am to say that You're my God You're altogether lovely All together worthy, All together wonderful to me
  46. 46. King of all days oh, so highly exalted Glorious in heaven above Humbly You came To the earth You created All for love's sake became poor
  47. 47. Here I am to worship, Here I am to bow down, Here I am to say that You're my God You're altogether lovely All together worthy, All together wonderful to me
  48. 48. I'll never know how much it cost To see my sin upon that cross
  49. 49. Here I am to worship, Here I am to bow down, Here I am to say that You're my God You're altogether lovely All together worthy, All together wonderful to me
  50. 50. I tried to know Every mystery Soon realized, no It was too much for me
  51. 51. 'Cause most things true Are simple and complex So it is with You What else should I expect
  52. 52. You suffer the seeker In You they abide
  53. 53. You are to me A beautiful mystery You are to me A Servant and a King You're a beautiful mystery
  54. 54. You're like the water I can feel but not grasp Still You say all I've gotta do Is seek and knock and ask
  55. 55. You are to the river What hems it in and sets it free
  56. 56. You are to me A beautiful mystery You are to me A Servant and a King You're a beautiful mystery
  57. 57. The truth is a river Where the strong can swim down deep and the weak and the broken Can walk across so easily
  58. 58. You are to me A beautiful mystery You are to me A Servant and a King You're a beautiful mystery

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