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Chapter 3

175 and Counting

The Lord's Day Morning

February 26, 2012

“175 and Counting: Shaped by the Promises of God”

Proverbs 3:1-12

The Reverend Mr. Joshua M. Rieger

This April will mark this church's 175th anniversary. Now last week, if you were here for the early service, you would have noticed that we didn't have power. By the second service you had power, but there was a poll across the street...

If you have your  Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to the book of Proverbs.  We’re going to take a break this morning from our series in the book of Hebrews to look at the text that has been chosen by the deacon stewardship committee for our theme verse for Commitment Sunday.  Today is the Lord’s Day on which we make our commitments to the support...

Chapter 4

Which Way? Finding God's Way in the Maze of Life

The Lord's Day Evening July 18, 2004

Proverbs 4:5-9 “Wisdom: Sense that Isn't So Common”

Dr. Derek Thomas

On Lord's Day evenings in July and August, we are taking a series of studies in the issue of guidance, Christian guidance. As we have just sung in the words of that hymn “If Thou but Suffer God to Guide Thee,” many Christians find themselves in some disarray when it...

Sermon on Jan 13, 2019

Proverbs 4:10-27

By and large, I think it's safe to say that Proverbs is written for the covenant community and will certainly only be properly accepted and understood by those who fear the Lord. They're not meant to be a series of pithy sayings that if followed in some sort of legalistic fashion will end up with us having health, wealth and prosperity - the good life - as many...

Chapter 8

Sermon on Jan 6, 2019

Proverbs 8:1-31

We’re starting a new series tonight on the book of Proverbs and each week a different pastor will be looking at different topics. But tonight, I want to look at an introduction to the idea of wisdom itself. And so we’re going to read from Proverbs chapter 8, verse 1 to 31. And as you turn there, I’ll just maybe answer, “Why are we going here first in...

Chapter 12

Sermon on Apr 19

Proverbs 12:25, 14:20, 13

So I want to come back to Proverbs tonight and look again, because we didn’t cover in that series something that’s treated pretty regularly and specifically throughout the book, and that’s that Proverbs over and over again talks about the human heart, and specifically talks about the heart in the condition, or the fact that the heart is broken; that we have broken hearts. We’ll talk about the human...

Chapter 17

As you’re seated, if you would turn with me in your Bibles to Proverbs chapter 17.  It’s found on page 540 in your pew Bibles.  And we’re going to look at one proverb tonight - verse 22 of chapter 17.  It’s a proverb which contrasts a joyful heart and a crushed spirit.  We’re in a season of the year that is associated with thanksgiving and joy.  There’s time...

Chapter 18

Sermon on Feb 3, 2019

Proverbs 18:21

When I was in the eighth grade we lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma and I attended a school named Tulsa Union and I was playing football and was in a junior high football game and we were playing against our rival, the Jenks Trojans. And late in the game, I was playing cornerback on defense, and often in that position at cornerback you are matched up man to man...

Chapter 21

One of the more memorable graduation speeches from recent years was given by David McCullough Jr. to the Wellesley High School graduating class of 2012. Wellesley is a prestigious high school in New England. But McCullough told the graduating class that day these words. He said, "Contrary to what your U-9 soccer trophies suggest, what your glowing seventh-grade report card said, despite every assurance of Barney the dinosaur...

Chapter 30

Sermon on Jan 27, 2019

Proverbs 30:7-9

Let me just say a couple of comments, general comments before we read the passage. One of the marks of wisdom is to be teachable and to continue learning. And the Bible should challenge us. It should challenge us to change; it should challenge us to change in the area of money. And that goes for everybody at every age. Even though it may be difficult, there’s a...

Chapter 31

Sermon on Jan 20, 2019

Proverbs 31:10-11

Before we start, just a reminder of some of the things that Cory introduced to us a couple of weeks ago in that excellent introductory sermon to this series. Remember that Cory was talking to us about wisdom being more than morality and wisdom being more than righteousness, though Biblical wisdom really promotes and elevates and leads us to both of those things. Yet, it’s more than that...

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