A Guide to Life

A Sermon Series in Proverbs

Posted by Shades Staff

We all have situations in life where we need wisdom – with relationships, issues at work, even personal growth; we want to know the right thing to do.

And, if you have decided to follow Jesus, you want His perfect wisdom in knowing how to respond. But, what if we didn’t look at wisdom as something to reach for when things seem uncertain, but if it was a virtue that characterized our lives? The book of Proverbs tells us that the life marked with wisdom is the life of someone who knows and turns to the Lord.

We are going to spend 10 weeks looking at the rich wisdom from this practical book in our summer sermon series Proverbs: A Guide to Life. Some commentators have said that the Psalms tells us how to get along with God and the Proverbs tell us how to get along with one another.

Each Sunday we will focus on a specific theme from Proverbs, but also invite you to personally spend this summer reading Proverbs daily for yourself.

There are 31 chapters in the book of Proverbs, so we’ll read the corresponding chapter to each day. On June 7, read Proverbs 7, on June 8 read Proverbs 8, and so on. Over the course of the summer, we will have read through the book 3 times!

Let me encourage you to read Chapter 1 this week. I will be preaching on Chapter 1 as we lay the foundation for this practical study and then pick up the reading plan on Sunday.

We have created a couple of tools to help keep us together and on track. You can use the reading plan on the Shades app, and even receive daily reminders on your smartphone with the chapter for the day, or download a reading guide from our website.

This is a great opportunity for us as a church to spend these summer months, wherever we are, focusing on the goodness of God through reading His Word. We hope you’ll join us!