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Bible studies and lessons

THE PROMISE OF WISDOM – Intro Lesson 2 – June 21 – 28

It has been said “there is no guarantee that intellectual people will choose to act or speak wisely.’’  Would you agree there is not a strong connection between the ease and speed with which a person acquires new skills or knowledge and the ability or desire to use that God given strength for the right purposes?  Charles Spurgeon defined wisdom as “the right use of knowledge.”  He went on to say, “To know is not necessarily to be wise.  Many people know a great deal and are all the greater fools for it, but to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.”  The dictionary suggests that “wisdom is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight.”  Where would you say wisdom really comes from? Spending time with wise people, observing their habits, interests and priorities along with learning from your own experiences which come out of pain, unexpected challenges and various kinds of suffering are two of the most recommended ways to grow in wisdom.

James, in his letter, offers another option to the new believers to whom he writes a letter.  He suggests that asking God, Who is the ultimate source of true wisdom, to give you His insight and perspective is the best way to face complex trials and to become mature.  He wants them to understand that human wisdom is limited but that God desires to give His wisdom generously to those who are willing to ask.  In fact, God promises to give wisdom to anyone who asks and then believes He is able and eager to do this.

Where do you look for the wisdom you need to have when you are puzzled by life’s choices, confused by what others are telling you, find yourself unsure about how to respond to other people, or are facing various trials and temptations?

WHAT DO YOU NEED TODAY?

Is it some wisdom?  Something or someone who can help you make wise choices and good decisions? Is it comfort or a sense of hope? The opposite of sadness, agitation, worry and even depression. Is it strength to meet the demands and challenges of life – emotionally, physically, or even spiritually? Or do you simply…Continue Reading

WHO CAN YOU BELIEVE THESE DAYS?

When God makes a promise, you can be absolutely positive that He will keep it!  Fully, completely, and at the very best time. You are invited to join us in our 8-week summer study – “Promises You Can Count On”.  We will uncover and explore some of the most life impacting promises God has given…Continue Reading

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? – Intro Lesson 3 – May 2 – 9

What would you say are the best ways to motivate people to change, to do their best, or to accomplish specific goals?  At work, a sense of accomplishment, feeling appreciated, and a salary, all impact an employee’s motivation level.  At home, a sense of shared goals, a cooperative spirit, and defined responsibilities can inspire family…Continue Reading