Sermon: Fatherís Day - June 23, 2013 Pastor Bert

Wisdom for Dad (and all the rest of us)

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The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

2 for attaining wisdom and discipline;

for understanding words of insight;

3 for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing

what is right and just and fair; Proverbs 1:1-3

 

Scripture: Proverbs 27

I. ____________ is for those Proud People

 

A. Bragging is ______________

 

Prov. 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow,

for you do not know what a day may bring forth.

 

Prov. 27:2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;

someone else, and not your own lips.

 

B. Boasting is a sign of Comparison and __________

 

Prov. 27:4 Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming,

but who can stand before jealousy?

 

II. Rebuke is not the Opposite of _______

 

A. Keep an-others _________ interest at heart.

 

Prov. 27:5 Better is open rebuke

than hidden love.

 

Prov. 27:6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted,

but an enemy multiplies kisses.

 

Prov. 27:9 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,

and the pleasantness of oneís friend springs from his earnest counsel.

 

B. Express Your ________

...than hidden love. v,5

III. Stay _______ P. 2

 

A. Be Satisfied at Home

 

Prov. 27:8 Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home.

 

Stay Home

i. P_________

ii. E_________

 

B. Your __________ Needs You at Home - be diligent

 

Prov. 27:25 When the hay is removed and new growth appears and the grass from

the hills is gathered in, 26 the lambs will provide you with clothing, and the goats

with the price of a field.

 

IV. Let Your Relationships Make You __________

 

Prov. 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

 

A. Let adversity propel you ___________ not ___________

 

Better or Bitter - Heb. 12:13 ... no bitter root grows up...

Disgust VS Integrity

 

Prov. 10:9: Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who takes

crooked paths will be found out.

 

B. ____ the person you want others to be - v17 ... man sharpens another.

 

V. Live Life from the __________ Out

 

A. ________ Your Heart

Prov. 27:19 As water reflects a face, so a manís heart reflects the man.

 

Prov. 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.

 

B. _________ Your Eyes

Prov. 27:20 Death and Destruction...never satisfied, and neither ... the eyes of man.