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Walk with the Wise


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From the series "Wrecked" audio and video sermon available at for April 9, 2017

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Walk with the Wise

  1. 1. Dinner & Communion, 6:30 pm, Big Tygart UMC
  2. 2. Good Friday 7 pm
  3. 3. Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Mineral Wells, WV Come as you are!
  4. 4. “America is the first culture in jeopardy of amusing itself to death.” ― John Piper
  5. 5. “Walk with the Wise – and become Wise.” Proverbs 13:20
  6. 6. Isolate Yourself…
  7. 7. I observed yet another example of something meaningless under the sun. This is the case of a man who is all alone, without a child or a brother, yet who works hard to gain as much wealth as he can. But then he asks himself, “Who am I working for? Why am I giving up so much pleasure now?” It is all so meaningless and depressing.” Eccl 4:7-8
  8. 8. Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Eccl 4:9-11
  9. 9. A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple- braided cord is not easily broken.” Eccl 4:12
  10. 10. Reject Wisdom… “Walk with the – and become ”
  11. 11. Get wisdom; develop good judgment. Don’t forget my words or turn away from them. Don’t turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you. Love her, and she will guard you.
  12. 12. Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment. If you prize wisdom, she will make you great. Embrace her, and she will honor you. She will place a lovely wreath on your head; she will present you with a beautiful crown.” Pro 4:6-9
  13. 13. “Better to hear the quiet words of a wise person than the shouts of a foolish king. Better to have wisdom than weapons of war, but one sinner can destroy much that is good.” Pr 9:17-18
  14. 14. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.” Pr 31:26,28
  15. 15. “The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.” Pr 23:24
  16. 16. “Discipline your children while you still have the chance; indulging them destroys them.” Pr 19:18
  17. 17. How do I gain WISDOM?
  18. 18. Walk with God “Start with GOD—the first step in learning is bowing down to GOD; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.” Proverbs 1:7 (Msg)
  19. 19. Walk with the Wise “Walk with the Wise – and become Wise!” Pr 13:20
  20. 20. “Church isn’t just a place you go, it’s who you become.”
  21. 21. So who are you becoming?
  22. 22. Here is the conclusion of the matter: Respect and obey God! This is what life is all about. Eccl 12:13 (CEV)
  23. 23. Finding meaning in a meaningless world