Knowledge

by Ben Overby Sentry Magazine, March 2000 The Hebrew writer desired to feed his readers “solid food.” but was prevented by their inability to consume such “food,” (see Hebrews 5:12-6:3). An interesting question arises after reading this passage. What value is there in our pursuit of “solid food,” or those truths which go beyond the…

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Three Aspects of Learning

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Proverbs 24:3-6   I.         There are three aspects to learning, whether we talk about school work or Bible study             A.        Proverbs 2:6 – The Lord gives wisdom, knowledge, and understanding             B.        Proverbs 24:3-4 – Compared to a house                         1.         Knowledge is the comprehension of facts. It fills our minds with pleasant and useful things…

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The Wisdom of Winning Souls

by Charles N. Spence, Jr. Sentry Magazine, December 2000 and March 2001 “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise” (Proverbs 11:30). How does winning souls demonstrate wisdom? When Christians involve themselves in this task, they understand that they are doing that which the Lord has…

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Jamaica Patois Wisdom

by Jefferson David Tant The Jamaican Patois dialect is colorful, unique, and humorous. It is my desire to share some of the philosophy shown in this mix of colorful phrases that are witty as well as thought-provoking. I hope the readers both profit and enjoy. In my quarter-century plus of teaching there, I have come…

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Who Is Wise and Understanding?

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: James 3:13-18   I.         The Bible speaks of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom             A.        Knowledge are the many facts about life and the world we live in.             B.        Understanding is the ability to take several facts and combine them to arrive at new information.             C.        Wisdom is knowing when information ought to be applied to…

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Will I be judged for not being as smart as another person?

Question: Good evening. I am having trouble understanding intellect. Is intellect a worldly thing or does it come from above? I understand Colossians 3 and how it identifies the things we should be thinking about and the things we need to mortify. It didn’t mention intellect precisely, but I do believe it takes intellect to…

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James on Trials

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: James 1:1-27   I.         The book of James is written to Jewish Christians who were scattered by persecution – Acts 8:1-4             A.        This is one indication that James is one of the first books written             B.        It is that persecution that sets up the theme for the first part of the book II.        Joy…

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Jamaica Patois Wisdom – Awareness

by Jefferson David Tant The Jamaican Patois dialect is colorful, unique, and humorous. It is my desire to share some of the philosophy shown in this mix of colorful phrases that are witty as well as thought-provoking. I hope the readers both profit and enjoy. In my quarter-century plus of teaching there, I have come…

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Wisdom in Picking a Mate

Text: Genesis 2:18-24   I.         The importance of selecting who you will marry             A.        Marriage is intended by God to be a lifetime commitment – Matthew 19:3-6             B.        God hates divorce – Malachi 2:13-16             C.        God law has marriage lasting the life of the parties involved – Romans 7:2-3             D.        It is God’s intention that the time be spent happily…

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