Sermon: Clutching at Mist (Ecclesiastes)

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Maths-thrillThe book of Ecclesiastes is often taken to have message similar to this cartoon, but its message might be much harder to grasp.  But its message won’t leave us sitting comfortably.

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Sermon: Wisdom Exposed (Proverbs)

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

A part of the series.

What Girl Solomon WisdomIn Proverbs Wisdom is pictured a women calling for people to come to her, for she is worth more than rubies.  But ultimately Wisdom is found in  one greater than Solomon.

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Sermon: Wise Up (Proverbs on Relationships)

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, August 16th, 2015

A part of the series.

The reading has been taken from Proverbs 4

A sermon about the need for wisdom in our relationships (the text can be found here) using the following bits of wisdom taken from the book of Proverbs (hence the cartoon). Reading these slowly and seeing where they apply to us will surely lead us to wise up in our relationships.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. 16:24
Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. 12:18
When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. 10:19
Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue. 17:28
Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. 27:5-6
An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips. 24:26
Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. 17:14
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 15:1
Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. 21:9
He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. 17:9
Like one who seizes a dog by the ears is a passer-by who meddles in a quarrel not his own. 26:17
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. 1:7
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. 3:5-6