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Wisdom and Christ ( Proverbs 3:13-20)

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WISDOM AND CHRIST JESUS (PROVERBS 3.13-20) INTRO Life throws all sorts of circumstances upon us. And God’s Wisdom is sufficient for us to navigate all of life’s complexities. And so, a lot of what we’ve heard over this series on Proverbs has been very practical. We’ve heard about why, for example, it’s wise to be […]

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Wisdom for the Way – Wealth and Poverty

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We are continuing with our series in the book of Proverbs entitled “Wisdom for the Way.” What I want to deal with today is the issue of wisdom with regard to managing our resources and particularly how to deal with questions of wealth and poverty. I found this an extremely difficult issue to get a […]

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Wisdom for the Way – Friendship, 7th March 2021

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One of my favourite television series is “Call the Midwife”.  Those of you who are familiar with the series will know that it’s set in Poplar, East London in the late 1950s and early ‘60s.  And, not surprisingly, it revolves around a group of midwives who, in the course of their work, come up against […]

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DEPENDABILITY – 28 Feb 2021

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1 DEPENDABILITY INTRO When others know that they can hang their trust on you, they consider you dependable. TERMS There are a cluster of words (depending on which version of the English Bible you are using). • ‘loyal’ • ‘reliable’ • ‘trustworthy’ • ‘faithful’. UNRELIABILITY Let me, first, give you the picture of another kind […]

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Diligence – 14th Feb 2021

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Slide 1) Diligence: Wisdom for the Way.   Oxford: careful and persistent work or effort.   Slide 2) Doing the work we’re responsible for   Including the jobs we hate   Doing it well   Starting in good time   Keeping going till the job is done.   Some jobs are never done.   Diligence […]

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7th Feb 2021 -Using words wisely – Florence Mackenzie

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Have you ever said something you’ve later regretted?  And have you ever been on the receiving end of hurtful, unkind comments?  I’m sure you have.  But has there been a time when you’ve said something that’s brought encouragement to someone? And have you ever been a recipient of a remark that’s lifted your spirits and […]

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The Path of Righteousness 31st Jan 2021

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THE WISDOM OF RIGHTEOUSNESS INTRO This morning I’d like to speak about the wisdom of ‘righteousness’. The Book of Proverbs tells us that one of its goals is to teach us ‘righteousness’ (see Prov. 1.3). Proverbs 8.20 (NRSV): Why is it wise to be righteous? Why is acting with integrity really the best strategy for […]