Proverbs: Folly and Flourishing
The Proverbs of Solomon
On The Road With Lady Wisdom
Life With Verve (Proverbs 3:5–8, 18; 8:32–36; 17:22) • December 23, 2018 • Brian Sauvé
Pastor Brian wraps up our series through the book of Proverbs with a final look over our shoulder as we leave Solomon and his instruction behind. How do we know we are really walking with Lady Wisdom? How will we know we're on the road of authentic wisdom and not one her many counterfeits?
Parenting on the Battleground of Gods
Parenting, Part II (Proverbs 1:1–7; 14:18; 15:7; 23:12) • December 16, 2018 • Brian Sauvé
Pastor Brian continues our study of the book of Proverbs with with Parenting, Part II. In this second part, we look at our children as students to instruct and as sheep to protect. Apologies for the lower quality audio and missing video. Our AV system decided to show us that we still live in a cursed world.
Lords, Giant-Killers, & Men As The Glory of God
Masculine Glory (Proverbs 2:1–22; 7:1, 4; 1, 8:15–16; 12:4, 24; 16:32; 17:2, 6; 20:29; 24:11; 25:2) • November 25, 2018 • Brian Sauvé
The book of Proverbs is many things. But one thing it is fundamentally is a book about making men. A book particularly about making masculine men. About making men with Godward souls, men with God-fearing hearts, men with chests. Making men of thought and wisdom and men of verve and joy. Making tenacious men—men who glory in shouldering weight in the service of the good and the true. In this sermon, Pastor Brian continues our verse-by-verse study through the book of Proverbs with a look at masculinity.
Church, State, Sword, Cross
Justice (Proverbs 1:2–3; 25:26; 28:5; 29:18, 26) • November 18, 2018 • Brian Sauvé
Pastor Brian continues our study of Proverbs with a look at justice. What is it? Where do we get it? Who's responsible to do it? What responsibility does the government, the church, the family, and the individual bear?
On Being Lovers
Good Sex (Proverbs 5:15–23) • November 11, 2018 • Brian Sauvé
Pastor Brian continues our study of Solomon's Proverbs with Proverbs 5:15–23. In the first half of the chapter, Solomon told his sons the kind of sex he was to avoid at all costs. In this second half, he instructs his sons in the kind of sex he is to throw himself into wholeheartedly. Yes, there is a bed to flee from. But there is also a bed to flee *to.*
A Feast of Wormwood
Bad Sex (Proverbs 15:1–14) • November 4, 2018 • Brian Sauvé
Pastor Brian continues our thematic study of the book of Proverbs with Proverbs 15:1–14, a text on sex gone wrong. If those who hate wisdom love death, what happens with those who hate sexual wisdom? In this passage, God sits down with us as a good Father and talks us through the gift and the peril of human sexuality.
The Weight of Wealth (Or, "This Sermon is Not a Building Campaign")
Money (Proverbs 3:9–10; 10:4, 22; 11:28; 13:22; 21:17) • October 21, 2018 • Brian Sauvé
Pastor Brian continues our study of the book of Proverbs with a word on wealth. What is it for? Is it bad? Good? Neutral? How do the wise get wealth, use wealth, and set up a guard against the dangers of wealth?
Vicars, VPs, & Standing Before Kings
Work (Proverbs 16:3; 22:29; 28:19) • October 14, 2018 • Brian Sauvé
From hospitals to homeschooling, your work matters. In this sermon in our survey of the book of Proverbs, Pastor Brian takes up the topic of work—building a theology of vocation in the light of Solomon's wisdom.
Words & The Weaving Of Worlds
The Tongue (Proverbs 18:21) • October 7, 2018 • Brian Sauvé
There is something you do upwards of 700 times in a single day. Something that has the power to weave worlds and destroy them. Something that holds death and life in the balance. Something so important that Solomon addresses it more by volume than any other topic in the book of Proverbs. In this sermon in our survey of the book of Proverbs, Pastor Brian takes up the topic of the tongue—an instrument of death or of life.
The City of the Self
Self-Control (Proverbs 25:28) • September 30, 2018 • Brian Sauvé
You are a city. Who will man the walls? Pastor Brian continues our study through the book of Proverbs with the topic of self-control, in which we discover the glory of the man whose will is mastered by Christ and the folly of the one masters by all else.
A Word About That Paper-Mâché Throne Of Yours
Pride & Humility (Proverbs 11:2; 15:33; 18:12; 22:4; 29:23) • September 23, 2018 • Brian Sauvé
Let's talk about that paper-mâché throne of yours. The one you have built in order that everyone around you might worship you. The one on which you exalt yourself above God in pride. Pastor Brian continues our study through the book of Proverbs with the topic of pride and humility, in which we discover God's astonishing answer to the glory-addicted proud—more glory.
True Wisdom & Whitewashed Tombs
The Heart (Proverbs 3:5; 4:4, 23; 6:25; 11:20; 20:9; 23:26; 28:14) • September 16, 2018 • Brian Sauvé
Pastor Brian continues our study through the book of Proverbs with a topic that is at the very heart of the book—in fact, it is the heart! What does God want from us? We open the book and find that the answer to this question changes everything.