Wisdom

Walk Wisely: Seduction Destruction.

Introduction:

How to Avoid Destruction by Seduction (Proverbs 6:20-35):

  1. Let God's Word direct you, not your Feelings. (Prov 6:20-24a)
  2. Watch out for Bait. (Prov 6:24b-25)
  3. Consider what it Will Cost you. (Prov 6:26-35).
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  1. The consequences are Inevitable. (Prov 6:27-29)
  2. The consequences will get you no Pity. (Prov 6:30-31)
  3. The consequences are foolishly Self-Destructive. (Prov 6:32-35)

Proverbs 4:26 - Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure.

Moral Fences:

  1. I will not ride alone in a car with someone from the opposite sex other than my spouse or immediate family member.

  2. I will not counsel the opposite sex alone– in a closed room or more than once.

  3. I speak often and publicly about my affection for my spouse, when s/he is present and when s/he is not.

  4. I will compliment the opposite sex on character, not appearance.

  5. I will give my spouse total access to my cell phone / computer.

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Small Group Discussion
Read Proverbs 6:20-35

  1. What was your big “take-away” from this passage / message?

  2. List the consequences this passage lays out that people will face by getting involved in a wrong relationship.

  3. If the danger is so obvious, and so devastating, why is this temptation so alluring?

  4. What “moral fences” have you implemented to protect yourself?

BREAKOUT
Is there an inappropriate relationship that you have been flirting with? What do you need to do to repent?

Walk Wisely: Wisdom: Value It, Get It, Use it.

Introduction: (Proverbs 1-3)

Dremel Rotary Tool: This product not intended for use as a dental drill.

Vidal Sassoon Hair Dryer: Do not use while sleeping.

Rowenta Iron: Do not iron clothes on body. 

Baby Stroller: Remove child before folding.

Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush: Do not use for personal hygiene.

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How Do I Get Wisdom for My Walk?

  1. You have to go after it Humbly (Prov 1:1-6).
  2. You have to go after it Reverently (Prov 1:7).
  3. You have to go after it Urgently (Prov 2:1-11).
  4. You have to go after it Totally (Prov 3:5-6).

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Small Group Discussion
Read Proverbs 1:1-7, 2:1-11, 3:5-6

  1. Define wisdom. How is wisdom different than knowledge?

  2. What is “the fear of the Lord”? Why must “the fear of the Lord” be your motivation to seek wisdom?

  3. How is wisdom a protection (Prov 2:7-11)? How are you “in danger” (unprotected) when you don’t walk in wisdom?

BREAKOUT
How much have YOU been seeking wisdom, Monday through Saturday?
In what areas of your life, right now, do you need wisdom? How are you going after it?

Seeking Wisdom During Trials

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Introduction (Job 28:20-28)

Seeking Wisdom

  1. Wisdom cannot be found Apart from God. (Job 28:20-27)
  2. Wisdom is found with God. (Job 28:28a)

Proverbs 9:10 - "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight"

James 1:5 - "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him"

2 Ways to Fellow with God and His Word during Trials

  1. Utilize Small Groups
  2. Pray the Bible
  3. Seeking Wisdom

  4. Wisdom brings us Closer to God. (Job 28:28b)
Michael Wolski - Harvest Bible Chapel Pittsburgh North A/V Ministry Leader

Michael Wolski - Harvest Bible Chapel Pittsburgh North A/V Ministry Leader

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Job 28:20-28

  1. Where do you typically go first for your 'wisdom' during a trial?

  2. Why do you think Christians struggle with seeking God for wisdom first?

  3. What’s the worst advice you’ve received? Now applying biblical wisdom, how would that advice change [i.e. slight alteration, 180-degrees]?

  4. What has been the most difficult piece of biblical wisdom you’ve received? [i.e. forgiveness, just waiting, etc.]

  5. What is your go-to verse, chapter, book, etc. in God’s Word that has helped you out the most during a trial? What about that particular passage gives you comfort, guidance, etc.?

  6. What fellowship activities with God and His word have worked best for you during a trial?

  7. (For the sliding scale fans) On a scale of 1 <-> 10, how much do you enjoy sliding scale questions?

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.