A provision of the most recent 20 messages from Family Bible Church located in Martinez, GA
30 The Perpetuity of Wisdom
We have come to our final study in this series on the book of Proverbs - today we want to consider the Perpetuity of Wisdom. We began this study on May 31, 2020 with "An Introduction to the Book of Proverbs" In that message, we noted that the "Self-Improvement Industry" was worth $11.6 billion in 2019 (in just the U.S.) and estimated to grow to $13.2 billion by 2022. Yet, God has given us the ultimate source of wisdom - His Word ... and it is never-changing! PHILOSOPHY is the field of study that "investigates reality and human existence." Literally, it means "the love of wisdom" (from Philo - sophos). Interestingly, "religion" is a subset of philosophy. Even more interesting is therefore is the core question of philosophy: "What is the uncaused cause?" - At the root of the understanding of reality, and the love of wisdom, is a true understanding of what, or WHO, is the uncaused cause! - When you have the proper foundation ... you can begin to build the proper structure!. This message was presented on February 28, 2021 by Bob Corbin.
29 The Pearls of Wisdom (Communication - Pt 3)
In our study of the book of Proverbs, we have been considering some Pearls of Wisdom. Two weeks ago, we began to consider our "final" pearl ... those verses dealing with our communication. Words are extremely important. They are the foundations of communication. With them communicate value and worth. With them communicate describe concepts, thoughts, ideas and philosophies that impact societies and history. With them we declare, or record, facts or falsehood. With them we edify or destroy. Two weeks ago, we considered the challenge for us to NOT use our words to cause contention or strife, but rather to seek unity. Last week, we considered the challenge for us to use our words to edify and not destroy. Today, we want to consider those verses which discuss the importance of using our words to communicate truth, as opposed to falsehood. The Greek word for truth is the word "alaetheia" which is comprised of two other Greek words: "a" meaning "not" and "lanthano" meaning "to be hid." Truth is that which is "not hidden" ... or by extension, something in which something is not hidden. There are no hidden clauses! We will be breaking our study up using five primary key verses. This message was presented on February 21, 2021 by Bob Corbin.
28 The Pearls of Wisdom (Communication - Pt 2)
In our study of the book of Proverbs, we have been considering some Pearls of Wisdom. In various places in our study, we have seen the importance of our words. Last week, we began a three-week consideration of our communication by considering the challenge for us to not use our words to cause contention or strife. The opposite of that would be to seek to edify, or build up, others ... rather than tearing them down. Today, we will consider the verses that address this goal. We begin with a reminder of how we ended last week: that we should pursue healthy discussions and peaceful resolutions. This is best accomplished by seeking to be other-focused with a Christ-like mind. This is because words are important ... what we say can build up or destroy. They convey what is in the depths of the well of a man's heart. ... Proverbs 18:4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook. This message was presented on February 14, 2021 by Bob Corbin.
27 The Pearls of Wisdom (Communication - Pt 1)
In our study of the book of Proverbs, we have been considering some Pearls of Wisdom. Recently, we have considered the description of those referred to as "The Righteous." The past two weeks, we considered those Proverbs which addressed the family - both the marital relationship and the parental relationship. In those studies, we saw the importance of our words, and how we speak to others. Today's message began as "Pearls on Communication" but quickly began to be reshaped based upon the weight of Proverbs that address our negative communication and the effects of it. The message can be summarized by Proverbs 17:14 "The beginning of strife is like releasing water; therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts." This message was presented on February 7, 2021 by Bob Corbin.
26 The Pearls of Wisdom (The Family - Pt 2)
In our study of the book of Proverbs, we have been considering some Pearls of Wisdom. Last week, we began considering some of the Proverbs written regarding the family. We began with some General Principles and then considered those that referred to the husband and the wife, specifically. Today, we will transition into the "Parental Relationship" ... those Proverbs given in reference to how we parent and the reaction/response of the children. As a whole, though, we need to remember that having a proper Biblical "Marital Relationship" will be the first major step toward having a proper Biblical "Parental Relationship." If we do not submit to the authority of the Word of God in our own lives, how can we expect our children to do otherwise in their submission to our authority, and instruction? This message was presented on January 31, 2021 by Bob Corbin.
25 The Pearls of Wisdom (The Family - Pt 1)
In our study of the book of Proverbs, we have been considering some Pearls of Wisdom. Over the past four weeks, we have been considering verses regarding "The Righteous." Though the principles generally apply to all individuals, the primary target was Solomon's son - Rehoboam. As men, we need to lead the way in the standards of righteousness. This is most prevalent in our homes. It seems that it is in our homes, when we (men, women, husbands, wives, dads, moms, sons, and daughters) let down our guard the most. Today, we want to begin considering the Proverbs which specifically relate to the family. We will start by considering the verses that apply to the family, or home, in general ... and then move to those which talk to the marital relationship. Lord willing, next week, we will consider those verses which are concerning the parental relationship. This message was presented on January 24, 2021 by Bob Corbin.