Wisdom vs. Folly: “The End Game.” June 28, 2020 Sunday School. Proverbs 9:1-18

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I’ve entitled the Sunday School lesson for June 28 from Proverbs 9:1-18 “Wisdom vs. Folly: ‘The End Game.'” It comes from Proverbs 9:1-18. This eighteen-verses poem brings the teaching of Proverbs 1-9 to a climx by comparing Lady Wisdom (verses 1-6) and Dame Folly (verses 13-18). Verses 7-12 underscore the importance of pursing Wisdom by describing its basis, benefits, and acquisition. The choice of Wisdom or Folly is “The End Game” because it is a matter of life or death. For a concise exposition of this passage, click below:

Lady Wisdom. Sunday School, June 21, 2020. Proverbs 8:8-14, 17-21.

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Nothing could make Wisdom more personal, beautiful, and attractive to both men and women than this personification of Wisdom as a noble woman in Proverbs 8. She calls us to walk with her “in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice” (Proverbs 8:20). The path of Wisdom leads to life, but the way of folly to death The path one chooses makes all the difference. Click below for an exposition of this passage.

The Value of Wisdom. Sunday school, June 14, 2020. Proverbs 2:1-11

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The writer of Proverbs wants us to be overwhelmed with a sense of the inestimable value of divine Wisdom. This Wisdom is the great gift of God. It is worth making the passionate pursuit of Wisdom the focus of our lives. Through it we come to know God. Through it our character is formed and we learn to discern the right path amid life’s confusing situations. Click below if you would like to here an audio exposition of this Sunday’s passage, Proverbs 2:1-11. God bless.

The Call of Wisdom. Sunday School, June 7, 2020. Proverbs 1:1-10, 22-23, 32-33.

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We are bombarded by many contradictory voices every day. What should we believe? How should we live? We have never had greater need of the divine Wisdom found in the Book of Proverbs. Today’s Sunday School lesson introduce us to that Wisdom. That Wisdom begins by acknowledging God as God and by humbly recognizing our need of instruction from Him. If you would like to grow in Wisdom, listen to the recorded exposition of Proverbs 1:1-10, 22-23, 32-33 below:

 

The Prophets in a Nutshell. Sunday School, May 31, 2020. Hosea 11:1-2, 7-10; 12:1-2,6-14.

Today’s lesson from Hosea11:1-2, 7-10 NS 2:1-2, 6-14 contains the message of the prophets’ in a nutshell. In this passage we hear the themes of God’s past goodness to His people, their persistent rebellion, God’s punishment on their sin, and finally His great love that provides a way of redemption. God’s love underscores the utter seriousness of sin. For an audio exposition of this passage, click below:

 

“Because they have forsaken the covenant of the Lord their God” (Her 22:8) Jeremiah 22:1-10. Sunday school, May 24, 2020.

Jeremiah 22:1-10 makes it clear that we cannot know and worship God without living a life of justice and mercy. The lives of those who truly know and worship God will reflect His character. For an audio exposition of this passage, click below.

Judgment That Can No Longer Be Avoided. Jeremiah 21:1-14 Sunday school, May 17, 2020

“Judgment That Can No Longer Be Avoided” is not an attractive title. This passage from Jeremiah has a sobering but important message. It reminds us of how important it is to live humbly before God and with concern for the well-being of the people and society around us. I hope you find the recorded exposition of this passage uploaded below helpful in your walk with Christ.

The Lord’s Promise of Restoration: “I will return to Zion .” Zechariah 8:1-17. Sunday school, May 10, 2020

Everyone is welcome to listen to this exposition of Zechariah 8:1-17, prepared especially for a Sunday school class at Olde Towne Community Church, Ridgeland, Mississippi. The title given to this lesson in the recording is simply “The Lord Promises to Bless His People.” That title, however, seemed so bland and inadequate.

The passage from Zechariah is about “the Lord Almighty’s” promise of blessing to His discouraged people. Although they had returned from Exile in Babylon, they were not enjoying the blessings that the prophets had foretold. The most important thing, however is God’s renewal of the greatest promise of all–the promise of His permanent presence among them: “they will be my people, and I will be faithful and righteous to them as their God.” (Zechariah 8:8). He then calls on them to reflect the holy character of the God who dwells with them. They are to radiate His likeness by making Him the center of their lives and their community and by living in integrity, justice, and concern for one another.

Be sure to open your Bible (or your device) to Zechariah 8 while you listen. Zechariah is the next to last book in the Old Testament!

A Vision of Restoration.Zephaniah 3:14-20 Sunday School Lesson for May 3, 2020

Hi, everyone. Here is the recorded version of the May 3, 2020 Sunday school lesson prepared especially for Olde Towne Community Church in Ridgeland, Mississippi. However, we welcome all of you to listen. The lesson will mean more to you if you open your Bible to Zephaniah before you begin. You know, Zephaniah is back there in that part of your Bible where the pages stick together: “Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakuk, ZEPHANIAH, . . . (One advantage to reading your Bible on a “device” is that the pages don’t stick!) In all seriousness, my prayer is that God will bless you richly as you listen.

“You will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow” (Isaiah 62:2).Isaiah 61:1-3, 8-11; 62:2-5. Sunday School Lesson for April 26, 2020

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According to Luke 4:18-20 Jesus announced that He was the fulfillment of Isaiah 61:1-3 on the sabbath in the Synagogue at Nazareth.  The above picture representing this event is from www.LumoProject.com. The Lumo Project permits usage for non-commercial educational purposes.

Please find a video exposition of the Sunday school lesson for April 26, 2020 by clicking here. I’ve entitled this lesson, “You will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow” (Isaiah 62:2). The chosen passage comes from Isaiah 61:8-11; 62:2-4a. I have added Isaiah 61:1-3 as a foundation and expanded 62:2-4a to 62:2-5 for completeness. I hope you find this exposition a blessing.