28-part series

Way of Wisdom

This is a sermon series through the book of Proverbs. What is a proverb? A proverb is practical. It gives advice and is useful. Maybe you remember one of these famous proverbs?
• "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
• "The pen is mightier than the sword."
• "Actions speak louder than words."
• "A leopard doesn't change its spots."
The book of Proverbs is practical and useful but it is also divinely inspired. Biblical proverbs exhort, encourage, and offer hope!

January 3, 2021 Mario Villella
Part 1: Introduction To Proverbs A
Mario Villella

Part 1 of "Way of Wisdom", Proverbs 27:7 and many others. This is the first part of an Introduction to the Book of Proverbs.

January 10, 2021 Mario Villella
Part 2: Introduction To Proverbs B
Mario Villella

Part 2 of "Way of Wisdom", Proverbs 15:1-10 and many others. This is the second part of an Introduction to the Book of Proverbs.

January 17, 2021 Mario Villella
Part 3: The Beginning of Wisdom
Mario Villella

Part 3 of "Way of Wisdom", Proverbs 1:1-7. In this sermon, we look at the opening of the book of Proverbs and dive into the most important one.

January 24, 2021 Mario Villella
Part 4: Foolishness Will Destroy You
Mario Villella

Part 4 of "Way of Wisdom", Proverbs 1:8-33. In this sermon, we learn about how foolishness and wickedness destroy people, and what the exceptions are.

January 31, 2021 Mario Villella
Part 5: Spot the Differences
Mario Villella

Part 5 of "Way of Wisdom", Proverbs 2:1-22. We focus on some of the differences in Ch 1 and 2. We will learn about indoctrinating our children, pursuing wisdom, how wisdom connects us to a personal God, and what the results of wisdom and foolishness are.

February 7, 2021 Mario Villella
Part 6: God Rewards
Mario Villella

Part 6 of "Way of Wisdom", Proverbs 19:17 and others. This sermon was the recruiting sermon for RFKC and TRAC in 2021. This sermon also teaches us about how God rewards people who look out for vulnerable people in distress.

February 14, 2021 Mario Villella
Part 7: 3:1-12, The Even Verses
Mario Villella

Part 7 of "Way of Wisdom" Proverbs 3:1-12. This sermon focuses on the even numbered verses in this section of Proverbs. What are the blessings for the people who follow God, and how does that all work?

February 21, 2021 Mario Villella
Part 8: 3:1-12, The Odd Verses
Mario Villella

Part 8 of "Way of Wisdom", Proverbs 3:1-12. This sermon focuses on the odd-numbered verses in this section of Proverbs, and gives us three exhortations for how we can apply these words now.

February 28, 2021 Doug Davison
Part 9: Wisdom Matters
Doug Davison

Part 9 of "Way of Wisdom", Proverbs 3:13-35. This sermon tells what wisdom brings and why wisdom matters to God and to us.

March 7, 2021 Mario Villella
Part 10: Consider Your Path
Mario Villella

Part 10 of "Way of Wisdom", Proverbs 4:1-27. This sermon talks about the path of wisdom and the heart that we need to walk on it.

March 14, 2021 Kennon Bickhart
Part 11: Fighting the Entanglement of Sin
Kennon Bickhart

This is part 11 of the series, "Way of Wisdom", Proverbs 5:1-23. In this sermon we will be looking at how the father is teaching the son to defend against the entanglement of sin.

May 30, 2021 Mario Villella
Part 12: Adultery
Mario Villella

Part 12 of "Way of Wisdom", Proverbs 5-7. This sermon is about avoiding sexual sin.

June 6, 2021 Mario Villella
Part 13: Three Types of Fools
Mario Villella

Part 13 of "Way of Wisdom", Proverbs 6:1-19. In this passage, the father warns against three behaviors.

June 13, 2021 Doug Davison
Part 14: Lady Wisdom vs Lady Folly
Doug Davison

Way of Wisdom, Part 14, Proverbs 8 & 9. Through the use of personification, Solomon compares and contrasts Lady Wisdom & Lady Folly. Each person must choose which path to follow. 

June 20, 2021 Mario Villella
Part 15: Family Relationships
Mario Villella

Part 15 of "Way of Wisdom." This sermon looks at twelve proverbs concerning family.

June 27, 2021 Mario Villella
Part 16: Pride
Mario Villella

Part 16 of "Way of Wisdom." Pride is a sin that causes harm, and doesn't take into account our true nature. We must trust in God rather than ourselves.

July 4, 2021 Mario Villella
Part 17: Talking
Mario Villella

Part 17 of "Way of Wisdom." It is God's will that we talk in new ways.

July 11, 2021 Doug Davison
Part 18: Listening
Doug Davison

Way of Wisdom, Part 18: Listening. God gave us ears to listen (Proverbs 20:12)! This sermon is about how we listen to God's Word.

July 18, 2021 Doug Davison
Part 19: The Sovereignty of God
Doug Davison

God is sovereign over everything (small things, nature, humanity, evil and more). We can trust Him.

July 25, 2021 Mario Villella
Part 20: Rich and Poor
Mario Villella

Part 20 of "Way of Wisdom." An introduction to the topic of wealth.

August 1, 2021 Mario Villella
Part 21: What To Do With Money
Mario Villella

Part 21 of "Way of Wisdom." Six things Proverbs teaches us to do with money.

August 8, 2021 Mario Villella
Part 22: Anger, Jealousy, and Other Parts of Our Inner Lives
Mario Villella

Part 22 of "Way of Wisdom." What does Proverbs teach us about our inner lives?

August 15, 2021 Doug Davison
Part 23: Honesty and Dishonesty
Doug Davison

Way of Wisdom, Part 23. This Sermon is about honesty and dishonesty. It answers the questions: Is it ever right to lie? Where does dishonesty come from? Why do we lie? What's our only hope?

August 22, 2021 Mario Villella
Part 24: Overconsumption
Mario Villella

Part 24 of "Way of Wisdom." Is it possible to have too much of a good thing?

August 29, 2021 Mario Villella
Part 25: Peer Pressure
Mario Villella

Part 25 of "Way of Wisdom." Peer pressure is not just a teenager issue.

September 6, 2021 Doug Davison
Part 26: Friends
Doug Davison

Way of Wisdom, Part 26: Friends. This sermon uses several verses from the book of Proverbs to show the qualities of a good friend and why accountability relationships are important.

September 13, 2021 Mario Villella
Part 27: The Words of Agur
Mario Villella

Part 27 of "Way of Wisdom." A sermon on Proverbs 30.

September 19, 2021 Doug Davison
Part 28: A Message From King Lemuel’s Mother
Doug Davison

The Way of Wisdom, Part 28: "A Message From King Lemuel's Mother". This sermon is about wisdom and the lessons taught to a son from his mother in Proverbs 31.