The Road to the Cross. Luke 19:28-44

April 15th, 2019

Hinckley Evangelical Free Church

 April 14, 2019

The Road to the Cross

Luke 19:28-44

 

“The problem with grasping the things of this world too tightly, is that when God has to pry our hands loose, it hurts!”

Corrie Ten Boom

 

  • Two words the world Hates:

    • S__________________ – that is willingly surrendering our w________ to another.
    • C_______________ – that is fulfilling our calling regardless of the c________.

 

  • Salvation although free to everyone came at the high cost of Jesus shedding his blood on the cross for our s________…
  • with this salvation God has given us a trust. This trust involves our a______________ and a____________ towards God and other people.
  • God does not ask most of us to die for Him…. But He is asking all of us to l________________ for Him!

 

God says I’m going to provide what is necessary for you, I’m going to make you acceptable in my sight.

But you must recognize that there is an e_____________ that has to take place; your life for my Son’s. You take His life and you trade yours in for it and you can be with me.

God will accept us, but as the Bible puts it, He will only accept us in Christ.

  • What I need I can’t provide …. God is going to have to provide it for me.
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Wisdom Contrasted. Studies in the Proverbs

April 12th, 2019

Hinckley Evangelical Free Church

 April 07, 2019

Wisdom contrasted

Series: Studies in the Proverbs

The primary purpose of Proverbs was to facilitate the “a___________ of wisdom and discipline.”

Wisdom is a matter of h_______ and m_____ – it consists of the proper and diligent handling of our lives, while living in God’s world, all the time living in submission to His will and His Word.

Proverbs 1:7 says that the “fear of the Lord is the b____________ of knowledge…”

 

A.     those who are not increasing in wisdom are called “S_________”…

 

-1.  The verb that is formed from this Hebrew word, means “to d_________, or to s_________”….

–So the person who is “simple” is the kind of person who is easily led astray; gullible, silly.

 

  1. a)  M________; – he is naive – Proverbs 14:15 and 22:3 “the simple believes everything, but the prudent looks where he is going.” Lazy--- thoughtlessness…
  2. b) M_________; -- he is willful and irresponsible – Proverbs 1:32 “for the turning away of the simple shall slay them…”

 

 

This one whom we are calling simple is no mentally deficient… he is a person whose instability could be rectified But he prefers not to accept the d___________ of wisdom.

 

A. The second term is; “the F_____”…

–1.  The fool is an advanced case of the simple…

–2. three different words are used here in proverbs that the English translates as “fool”:

 

 

  1. a)  The first is a term that implies a person who is “d_____, or o______________” (about 50 times)

 

But remember that the Proverbs has in mind a man’s chosen outlook rather than His m________ equipment or capabilities.

To those who love Him the fool brings sorrow!

 

  1. b)  The second word that we translate as “fool” is used 19 times

                    (1)  The fool knows no restraint.. 20:3 & 12:16

                    (2) “Fools mock at making amends for sin…” 14:9

 

c) The third word that is translated as fool, is used only three times in Proverbs, but it is characterized by the words of P____ 14:1… “the fool has said in his heart, there is no God!”

 

The sayings of Proverbs are not p________, but they show us, in p________, how life works and how we can work life.

 

"The remarkable thing about fearing God is that, when you fear God, you fear nothing else; whereas, if you do not fear God, you fear everything else."

Oswald Chambers

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Pursuing Wisdom: Proverbs 1;and selected others

April 1st, 2019

Hinckley Evangelical Free Church

March 31, 2019

Sermon Series: Studies in the Proverbs

Pursuing Wisdom

Proverbs 1; and selected others

 

a proverb is a s__________ or s__________ that is “instead of many words

God defines wisdom this way: “The f______ of the Lord – that is wisdom; and to shun e_____ is understanding.” Job 28:28

 

Lawrence Tooms wrote, “Wisdom is to be found with God and nowhere else.  And unless the quest for wisdom brings a man to his knees in awe and reverence, knowing his own helplessness to make himself wise, wisdom remains for him a closed book.”

 

Proverbs is written with the intent of “a________ wisdom and discipline…

different expressions that are used to reference to wisdom;

  1. a) “discipline” or “training” …–Within this idea of discipline is the concept of “c__________”….
  2. b) “understanding” or “insight”…. This is the ability to d_________ between good and evil, right and wrong….
  3. c) “prudence” the power of making shrewd and wise p_______.
  4. d) “Learning” tends to emphasize their ability to a______________ the truth

the costs of wisdom…

–a) We must a_______ our hearts… that is our total beings – to the understanding (or the ability to “discern between”)

–b) We must “c____ after knowledge and understanding

–c) We are to s_________ for wisdom as intently as if it were “a hidden treasure”

 four progressing levels of wisdom:

 prudence means, “the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of r_________.”

 Knowledge is the ability to d_______ between fact and opinion, truth and fiction, and cause and effect.

Discretion is the ability to make a__________ application of the knowledge one possesses.

 “the wise” man is someone who has become prudent, knowledgeable, and discretionary on a c____________ basis.

 

The pinnacle  of wisdom is “u__________” life’s deepest mysteries.

 In Proverbs 1:7 Solomon himself provides the final thought in his introduction to wisdom:

 

“ The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

Proverbs 1:7 (ESV)

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