Focusing On Fear for Wisdom - Jim Villalobos - February 28, 2021

February 28th, 2021

A book for wisdom - Proverbs 1:1-6

Fear, the foundation of knowledge - Proverbs 1:7

The complexity of fear - Exodus 20:18-21

The benefits of fear - Proverbs 2:1-15

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Sticks & Stones, Apples of Gold - Bob Levin - February 21, 2021

February 21st, 2021

                                 Power of the Tongue 
 Potential of your tongue
    Proverbs 16:21 
                Proverbs 15:4 
    Proverbs 12:18

             >>> Instruct your mouth > add persuasiveness 
                       Proverbs 16:23 NASB 

 Power of Death
   
• Gossip 
                       Proverbs 11:12-13  
                       Proverbs 17:9

           Responding to gossip
- Show no interest 
- Say something positive
- Advise the gossiper to talk to the person… Mt. 18:15
- Avoid the gossiper… Proverbs 20:19

• Reactive Argumentation… Proverbs 26:4  
                       Proverbs 18:13  
                       Proverbs 15:28 
                       Proverbs 29:20  
         

 Power of Life 

• A Gentle Answer 
                      I Peter 3:9
                      Proverbs 15:1

• Art of Listening… and counseling
            Seek first to listen & understand 
              James 1:19
       Proverbs 18:2  
       Proverbs 20:5   
       Proverbs 18:15 
       Romans 12:15   

• Apples of Gold… words of encouragement   
                   Hebrews 10:25
                   Proverbs 15:4
                   Proverbs 25:11 NASB  

                      Self Assessment

  How do I rate myself (1-10) in my tendency to: 
• Gossip ____

• Defensively argue, speak rashly ____

• Provide a “gentle answer” _____

• Listen & understand first, before advising ____ 

• Provide encouragement, comfort, inspiration ____

  How do I need to adjust in the use of my tongue & words?

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A Call to Action - Jay Jefferson - February 14, 2021

February 14th, 2021

Start Doing

 

The Decision To Follow Jesus

Romans 12:1-3

James 1:18-22

2 Corinthians 3: 2 & 3

 

How are You Moving?

            Isaac Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion

 

 

Are You INGing?

 

 

Proverbs

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Start With A Pure Heart - Mark Brauss - February 7, 2021

February 7th, 2021

☼ The Heart & Idols….

 

    “The human heart is a perpetual factory of idols.”

                                                              John Calvin

 

    ► Kolkata, India → Kali Temple

 

☼ The Steering Wheel ….

 

  • King David → Psalm 51:10

 

  • Jesus → Matthew 5:8 

                          Matthew 22:37

     

 

☼ Heart Actions….

 

       ⌂ Apply! …. Proverbs 2:2, 22:17, 23:12, 24:32

 

     ⌂ Guard … Proverbs 4:23

 

     ⌂ Trust ….. Proverbs 3:5

 

     ⌂ Discern….. Proverbs 15:14 / Romans 1:25

 

     ⌂ Set ….Proverbs 23:19

 

☼  Damaged Hearts…..

 

 

      □ Perverse …. Proverbs 11:20

 

    □ Anxiety ….. Proverbs 12:25

 

    □ Bitterness … Proverbs 14:10

 

  

 

 

 

    

   

 

     □ Proud ….. Proverbs 16:5, 18:12

 

    □ Corrupt …. Proverbs 17:20

 

   □ Folly/Rage …. Proverbs 19:3

 

   □ Denial…. Proverbs 24:12

 

   □ Hardness …. Proverbs 28:14

 

 

☼ The Lord & Your Heart…….

 

    ◊ Establishes …… Proverbs 16:9

 

    ◊ Tests …. Proverbs 17:3

 

    ◊ Purpose….. Proverbs 19:21, 20:5

 

    ◊ Weighs …. Proverbs 21:22

 

 

☼  Questions for Your Heart…..

 

    → What are my possible idols?

 

     → Who is steering my heart?

 

   → What is the condition of my heart?

 

   → What actions do I need to take with my heart?

 

   → Is my heart damaged?

 

   → What is the Lord doing in my heart?

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Fresh Start - Jay Jefferson - January 31, 2021

February 1st, 2021

A Divine Remodel

 

Passing the Baton - Joshua 1:1-9

 

New Wine in Old Wine Skin - Mark 2:21-22

 

Time to Sing A New Song - Psalm 96:1

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