10/4/2015 – Pastor Tracy Cook – Wisdom

Titus 2.11-14 NLT

11 For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people.12 And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, 13 while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed. 14 He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds

​Much like last Sunday’s oxymoron (“godless living”), the phrase “worldly wisdom” is also a contradiction in terms.

James 1.5-8 NLT

“5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. 7 Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.”

James 3.17 

Godly Wisdom is:

  • Pure
  • Peace loving
  • Gentle
  • Submissive
  • Merciful
  • Serving
  • Impartial
  • Sincere

1 Corinthians 1.18 NLT

“The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.”

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