The Story is a condensed chronological Bible, and in our church-wide journey through it we’re going to discover how our story fits into God’s story.
We’ve taken a 5 week hiatus from the Story and now we enter into ACT II- God Pursues. If you are new or have not been a part in The Story, this is a great time to hop on board.
Chapter 13- The King Who Had it All
This Week- Read Chapter 13 in The Story or 1 Kings 1-8;10-11; 2 Chronicles 5-7; Proverbs 1-3; 6; 20-21
Big Idea: The Bible doesn’t just tell us how to live…it shows us. It also shows us examples of people failing miserably.
Did you miss Sunday’s Message? Check it HERE
King Solomon’s Wisdom Displayed (From Mark Moore)
1) Teachable (Proverbs 2:1-4) My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding— indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.
2) Submission (Proverbs 3:5,6) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
3) Generous (Proverbs 3:9-10) Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
4) Self Control- Sexually (Proverbs 6:28-29) Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? So is he who sleeps with another man’s wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.
5) Self Control- Temper (Proverbs 20:3) It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.
6) Self Control- Tongue (Proverbs 20:19) A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.
7) Hard Work (Proverbs 20:4) Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing.
8) Honesty (Proverbs 20:10) Differing weights and differing measures— the Lord detests them both.
9) Patience (Proverbs 20:21) An inheritance claimed too soon will not be blessed at the end.
Though Wise 3 Pursuits derailed King Solomon
1) His work became an idol
2) His wealth consumed him
3) His wives played him
Parents Pages (use these for family devotions, discussions and activities)
Finding our story in God’s story,