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March 27, 2017

Acquiring Wisdom - Proverbs 4

The most obvious source of godly wisdom is the Bible. You cannot think of a question or life circumstance about which God’s Word is silent. His principles for right character, conduct, and conversation apply to every situation and decision confronting human beings.

We’re all able to recall times when we didn’t respond wisely. Those incidents can be traced back to one of two possibilities - either we didn’t know a certain biblical principle or we knew the principle that applied but chose to ignore or violate it. To ensure that we’ are familiar with God’s standards and the importance of following them, we’ve got to dig into His Word.

For example, suppose that you walk into the office and a coworker verbally assaults you with undeserved blame for a costly mistake. Your flesh and the world would have you respond in kind with anger and malice. But Luke 6:27-29 offers a different approach, that might go something like this: “Is there anything else? Thank you for telling me how you feel” (spoken gently).

Knowledge comes from learning biblical principles; wisdom has to do with applying them. The Lord cautions us to keep His Word in our heart and in our heads so that we will heed His instructions (Psalm 119:11; Proverbs 8:33).

Wisdom is acquired as we pursue the Christian life—absorbing Scripture, doing what it says, and observing the result, which is for our good even when consequences appear less than favorable. Special classes aren’t required; God simply wants obedient hearts and a willing spirit.

Current Sermon Series
      The Bible is full of wisdom. People love to quote their favorite verses to encourage and inspire each other - but sometimes, those verses get taken out of context. What happens when the most important message of all gets Twisted? This four-week message series covers four of the most misused verses in the Bible. Learn the context of the verses, what they really mean, and how to find the richness God actually meant to show us through them. Verses in this series include "for I know the plans I have for you..." in Jeremiah 29:11, "ask anything in my name" in John 14:14, and others.

Last Week:
      Judge not. We hear it all the time, but does it mean what everyone assumes it means? Are we allowed to make and judgment about anyone? If we see wrong doing in someone's life, can we speak to them about it? Listen as we learn what this verse means.
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Next Week:
      Next week, we will look into a verse that so many people like use, memorize, claim, put on mugs and wall hangings this verse, Jeremiah 29:11. But it doesn't mean what they think it means. Join us next week, as look at what this verse really means.

Upcoming Events

March 31 - April 1, 2017 - Art of Marriage Seminar. Cost will be $35 per couple. That price will include 2 books, snacks on Friday, lunch on Sunday, as well as any child care needed for the duration of the seminar. There is a sign up sheet in the foyer of the church. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to call the Pastor. There is still room for you! Why not come and enrich your marriage?

April 2, 2017 - Carry-In Fellowship Dinner following AM Worship Service

April 8, 2017 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM

April 9, 2017 - Deacon Meeting at 8 AM
Easter Egg Stuffing Party following AM Worship Service. All candy needs to be in by today for the Easter Egg Hunt.

April 14, 2017 - Good Friday Communion Service at 7 PM

April 15, 2017 - Easter Egg Hunt at the Midway Community Center at Noon

April 16, 2017 - Easter Services
      8 AM - Early Service
      9 AM - Carry-in Breakfast
      10 AM - Easter Worship Service

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    Midway, PA   15060
    (724) 796-3381

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