WEEK TWO: ADULTS, TEENS & TWEENS

SEPTEMBER 23 - 27

Recommended 4th Grade to Adults

There are three books of the Bible that would later come to be called the "wisdom literature." They reveal the collected wisdom of generations of godly people and invite us to consider the complexity and simplicity of living wisely. These three books are the books of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes. Each of these books explores the same basic theme and tackles the same basic question.

In the book of Proverbs, we are given access to a perspective similar to that of a brilliant teacher, offering her insights on a wide range of subjects from relationships to wealth to spirituality. Proverbs shows us that there is an aspect of God, His wisdom, that can guide us through our lives. Proverbs personifies this wisdom as "lady wisdom" and attempts to show us that anyone can access this wisdom and make an incredible life for themselves out of the gifts that it freely offers, so long as they are careful to respect the source of this wisdom—God.

WATCH
Proverbs (Wisdom Literature) video is shown on this page. 

Disclaimer to Parents: The word "sex" is mentioned in this video but not discussed in detail.

DISCUSS

What stuck out to you about the video regarding wisdom in Proverbs?

READ & REFLECT

Read: Proverbs 2:1-10

Reflect

The video mentions that all have access to wisdom and that it can be developed like a skill. How can one develop their use of wisdom (both through intellect and creative expression)?

 

Where do you see God’s wisdom at work in the Bible, the church, the world? Where do you see it at work in other people (made in the image of God)?

 

Proverbs 10-31 is a collection of sayings that will lead people on the path to “the good life.”

 

Read: Proverbs 10: 1-8

Reflect

In this reading, what are some of the attributes of a wise person? Do any of these inspire you particularly?

 

After our two Proverbs discussions, what is your feeling about the book of Proverbs? What will you take away from this book of the Bible?

FROM THE CLERGY
David Meginniss shares his commentary on this week's lesson. 

WANT TO DIG DEEPER? 

Sunday Morning Coffee Hour will now also include a breakout discussion for Faith Stories.

Bunny Cox will facilitate this discussion for September! 

Grab your coffee and join us at 10 AM on Sunday!

Follow this link to join us https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85217072369

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