AM: “Abiding Satisfied”

This morning’s service will be broadcast live at 11 AM.  We will add the permanent link here as soon as it is available.

Text:    Proverbs 19:20-23

  • Introduction: What it takes to be satisfied in life     Proverbs 19:23b
  •             Definition: To be filled up with what is good and pleasurable
  •                                 Having the fear of the Lord
  •                                 Having the life that the Lord offers
  •                                 Having the privilege to stay close to the Lord
          1.   -The place of intimacy with Him
          2.   -The place of blessings  from Him
          3.   -The place of hope, peace, and joy in Him
  1. Becoming wiser by listening & learning     Proverbs 19:20
    1. Listening to the counsel of God in His Word
    2. Receiving the learning of instruction from His Word
    3. Growing in the wisdom of God offered to us through His Word
  2. Standing on God’s Eternal Word through life     Proverbs 19:21
    1. Man’s schemes do not stand against God’s Word
    2. Man’s plans cannot endure eternally like God’s Word
    3. Man’s dreams cannot measure up to God’s promises
  3. Living graciously, honestly & kindly towards others     Proverbs 19:22
    1. When your desires are right then fulfilling them is positive
    2. When your desire is kindness it will bless others
    3. Integrity is more valuable than wealth     Proverbs 22:1;  Ecclesiastes 7:1
  4. Honoring God in living life to enjoy His blessings, not His judgment     Proverbs 19:23
    1. Respecting God as God is the beginning of eternal life
      1. Respecting Him as the Creator God
      2. Respecting Him as the Eternal God
      3. Respecting Him as the Saviour God      II Samuel 22:3; Isaiah 43:3; 45:15; 45:21; Hosea 13:4; Luke 1:47; Acts 5:31; 13:23; I Timothy 1:1; 2:3; 4:10; Titus 1:3-4; 2:10-13; 3:4;   II Peter 1:1;   Jude 1:25
    2. Repenting To God for our sinfulness is vital to receiving Spiritual life
    3. Reverencing God as our ultimate authority is essential to living life well
      1. Submitting to Him as God over your life
      2. Yielding to Him & His will for your life
      3. Obeying Him & what He wants through your life
      4. Glorifying Him by serving Him with your life