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The Line of Least Resistance

In a world infected by human sin and its toxic byproducts, accomplishing physical, intellectual, and relational goals requires hard labor. 

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Taming the Tongue

Resident Faculty, Joel E. Kim   |   April 27, 2017   |   New Testament, James   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

 Our words are a window into our hearts and what occupies and preoccupies our minds and feelings. Wise words are honest, few, calm, and apt.

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Prayer: The Sufficient Words of Christ

Adjunct Faculty, Zach Keele   |   April 20, 2017   |   Old Testament, Ecclesiastes   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

Wisdom reminds us that when we approach God in prayer and worship that our words should be few; since, our foolish tendency is to multiply words instead of trusting in the perfect and sufficient words of Christ.

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How to Speak to Fools

 God in the book of Proverbs instructs us on how to interact with fools, those who have embraced ways of living that lead to misery and hardship. But God also calls us to examine ourselves, to evaluate the ways we act, and to turn to him as our only hope in this world.

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The Wisdom of Worshiping According To The Word.

The wisdom literature of the Bible exists primarily in the Hebrew Scriptures but the New Testament capitalizes on the wisdom literature and in Colossians 2:23 and 3:16 the Apostle Paul applies basic themes and structure from the wisdom literature to the Christian doctrine and practice of worship.
 

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Consider the Work of God.

To be happy in this life it's not enough to just do the standard things; we nust consider the work of God.

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Trees and Their Fruit

Examining Matthew 7 in the light of its immediate context, we find that Jesus is contrasting the faithful teaching he brings with the false shepherds of Israel.

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The Way of Wisdom in the Church

In this passage, Paul would have us realize that even truth, that is true knowledge, becomes folly if it is employed to accopmplish an end for which it is not adapted.

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Growing in the Grace of Our Lord

Guests, Ted Hamilton   |   March 2, 2017   |   New Testament, 2 Peter   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

As Christians, Jesus has given us everything we need for life and godliness. 

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Hope and the Heart

Resident Faculty, Joshua J. Van Ee   |   February 23, 2017   |   Old Testament, Proverbs   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

Through this experiential saying on hope and the heart, we gain understanding into our nature as humans, helping us to live rightly as God's redeemed people in this world.

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Wisdom and the Word

In this President's Chapel, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey exhorts from Deuteronomy 4:1-10.

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Time and Chance

Adjunct Faculty, Zach Keele   |   November 17, 2016   |   Old Testament, Ecclesiastes   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

The Preacher of Ecclesiastes cautions us not to be overly optimistic about wisdom and its power.  Even though wisdom works well, time and chance can spoil the benefits of wisdom and a little bit of folly can destroy wisdom’s power.

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The Steadfastness of Job

Resident Faculty, Bryan D. Estelle   |   November 10, 2016   |   Old Testament, Job   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

This devotion will suggest that “steadfastness” or “perseverance” is the right notion for James 5:11, not “the patience” of Job. Furthermore, this suggests that James is referring to Canonical Job in its unity, not just the first part of Job.

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The Foundation of Knowledge

Resident Faculty, Bryan D. Estelle   |   October 27, 2016   |   Old Testament, Proverbs   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

Dr. Estelle exposits Proverbs 2:1-11

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The Wisdom Gateway to the Psalter

Resident Faculty, Charles Telfer   |   October 20, 2016   |   Old Testament, Psalms   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

Psalms 1 and 2 form a two-paneled door which opens on the riches of the Christian life illustrated in the Psalter. The only way into the truly happy life is through the door of wisdom, which is through Christ who is himself the Way and the Life. 
 

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