Sermon Date: August 19, 2018
Sermon Date: July 8, 2018
24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. (Pro 18:24)
17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. (Pro 17:17)
6 Many seek the favor of a generous man, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts. 7 All a poor man's brothers hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues them with words, but does not have them. (Pro 19:6-7)
“Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love, but a faithful man who can find? (Pro 20:6)”
“5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love. 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. (Pro 27:5-6)”
“Whoever sings songs to a heavy heart is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, and like vinegar on soda. (Pro 25:20)”
“Whoever blesses his neighbor with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, will be counted as cursing. (Pro 27:14)”
“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. (Pro 27:17)”
“Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel. (Pro 27:9)”
Sermon Date: July 1, 2018
23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. (Pro 4:23 ESV)
2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the heart. (Pro 21:2 ESV)
13 A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.
14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.
15 All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast. (Pro 15:13-15 ESV)
10 The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares its joy. (Pro 14:10 ESV)
19 As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man. (Pro 27:19 ESV)
20 Those of crooked heart are an abomination to the LORD, but those of blameless ways are his delight. (Pro 11:20 ESV)
14 Blessed is the one who fears the LORD always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity. (Pro 28:14 ESV)
5 The purpose in a man's heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out. (Pro 20:5 ESV)
23 The heart of the wise makes his speech judicious and adds persuasiveness to his lips. (Pro 16:23 ESV)
3 The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the LORD tests hearts. (Pro 17:3 ESV)
22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. (Pro 17:22 ESV)
30 Blows that wound cleanse away evil; strokes make clean the innermost parts. (Pro 20:30 ESV)
Sermon Date: June 24, 2018
Sermon Text: Proverbs 9
1 Wisdom has built her house;
she has hewn her seven pillars.
2 She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine;
she has also set her table.
3 She has sent out her young women to call
from the highest places in the town,
4 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”
To him who lacks sense she says,
5 “Come, eat of my bread
and drink of the wine I have mixed.
6 Leave your simple ways,[a] and live,
and walk in the way of insight.”
7 Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse,
and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.
8 Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;
reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
9 Give instruction[b] to a wise man, and he will be still wiser;
teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
11 For by me your days will be multiplied,
and years will be added to your life.
12 If you are wise, you are wise for yourself;
if you scoff, you alone will bear it.
13 The woman Folly is loud;
she is seductive[c] and knows nothing.
14 She sits at the door of her house;
she takes a seat on the highest places of the town,
15 calling to those who pass by,
who are going straight on their way,
16 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”
And to him who lacks sense she says,
17 “Stolen water is sweet,
and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
18 But he does not know that the dead[d] are there,
that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.