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Church Sermon: Wisdom for Life - Part 1

  1. 1. United Kingdom survey – life’s dreams 1. Travelling around the world - 47% 2. Visiting a dream holiday destination - 45% 3. Owning a home - 35% 4. Getting in shape - 35% 5. Seeing one of the Seven Wonders of the World 6. Owning a dream car 7. Retiring early 8. Learning a new skill (music, language, etc.) 9. Renovating the hoe 10. Landing ideal job/career change
  2. 2. United Kingdom survey – life’s dreams 1. Travelling around the world - 47% 2. Visiting a dream holiday destination - 45% 3. Owning a home - 35% 4. Getting in shape - 35% 5. Seeing one of the Seven Wonders of the World 6. Owning a dream car 7. Retiring early 8. Learning a new skill (music, language, etc.) 9. Renovating the hoe 10. Landing ideal job/career change
  3. 3. USA People Want More Of Survey – by Caprino (c/o Annie Fonte) 1. Happiness – Not knowing what I want to do 2. Money - Not having enough money or time 3. Freedom - Being lit up by the day-to-day work 4. Peace – Lack of clarity about who I am and my purpose 5. Joy – How to find the right position that brings joy 6. Balance - While making enough money, still balanced 7. Fulfillment – Utilizing my potential in the best way 8. Confidence – Feeling like I have something to offer now 9. Stability – Figuring out what to do next to keep afloat 10. Passion – Overcoming negativity feelings due to career
  4. 4. What Filipinos Want In Life Opinion of “Fallen Angel” Get Real Philippines 1. To have his cake, and eat it, too. 2. To have all the glory, but none of the work 3. To get better in life without lifting a finger 4. To be spoon-fed and taken by the hand 5. Babied and cajoled by the rest of the world 6. To have the fruit of hard work to fall from the tree into his gaping mouth 7. Respect to be handed to him on a silver platter without the need to reciprocate it In short, the Filipino is lazy in life.
  5. 5. WHAT LIFE ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?
  6. 6. According to Mike Ward, 6 Signs that one may not be living in God’s purpose
  7. 7. KUNG ITO PALA DAPAT ANG BANTAYAN, DAPAT LANG NA HANAPIN NATIN ANG NARARAPAT NA GAWIN. SEEK FOR THE THING THAT PLEASES THE ALMIGHTY
  8. 8. AT ANG NARARAPAT GAWIN AY NAISIN NA MAGKAROON NG BANAL NA TAKOT SA DIOS NA MAGBIBIGAY SA ATIN NG KARUNUNGAN. (The fear of God that leads to WISDOM!)
  9. 9. WISDOM – 222 times mentioned in Hebrew Bible The Book of Proverbs is book of wise sayings which are attributed to King Solomon.
  10. 10. CONTRAST – Prov. 7-8 HARLOT - PATUTOT Targets the naive Sales Pitch: Persuades in the corner, grabs and brings to her home WISDOM - KARUNUNGAN Calls out the simple Invitation Pitch: Shouts at the city gates and people come in droves
  11. 11. CONTRAST – Prov. 7-8 HARLOT - PATUTOT Work Sked: When the sun is setting Hiding and Secrecy – Home is not her own, but her husband’s; works when he is gone WISDOM - KARUNUNGAN Work Sked: Wakes early and invites as the city opens Openness and Availability – shouts from the rooftops; nothing is hidden; offers pillars of strength
  12. 12. CONTRAST – Prov. 7-8 HARLOT - PATUTOT Work Content: Seduces and flatters Result: The victim gains nothing; the harlot is in bondage WISDOM - KARUNUNGAN Work Content: Speaks only the truth Result: The followers are shown the truth; The truth gives FREEDOM
  13. 13. CONTRAST – Prov. 7-8 HARLOT - PATUTOT We have many harlots in our lives that only exploit, lie, flatter, seduce, lead us into darkness, whisper to do evil… WISDOM - KARUNUNGAN What we need is wisdom that is available anytime, shows us the truth, Resulting in strength and stability in life and freedom
  14. 14. Conclusion: YOU WANT LIFE? LIFE THAT PLEASES GOD? LIFE THAT IS PLANNED OUT BY GOD FOR YOU? THEN…. PURSUE WISDOM!!! EMBRACE HER!!!!

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