Tag Archive | Wisdom

Sermon: Wisdom and Government (Proverbs 28:1-16)

ProverbsSermon preached at St Luke’s Liverpool on December 1st, 2013.

Wisdom and Government from Proverbs 28:1-16

Wisdom: A Beginners Guide – Proverbs 1:1-7

ProverbsWe’ve started a new sermon series here at St Luke’s, looking at the book of Proverbs.

One thing that didn’t make the recording: at the evening service I quoted Conan the Barbarian – which had half the church laughing and the other half of the church wondering why everyone else was laughing.

What is best in life?

“To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.”

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What Should I Do?

Here on Pop Culture Christ, I have the ability to see what people are typing into search engines like Google that get them sent to this site. All kinds of weird and wonderful search phrases come up. In the last week I’ve had people searching for Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Ghost Rider, and Paintball. I even had someone looking for “Scripture for job interview”, which has me pretty curious. One search phrase that had me feeling all warm and gooey inside was someone searching for the best font size to use when preaching from an iPad. Just goes to show that the internet is a great place for sharing.

Amongst all the different searches, there’s one kind of search that is constant. It goes along the lines of “Can a Christian do X” or “Should a Christian do Y”. Here are some examples from the last week: “Can a Christian listen to heavy metal music?” or “Should Christians go see Wicked The Musical?” or “Can a Christian play Skyrim?” Now, regardless of what you think the answer to those questions might be, I think there’s a greater issue behind these questions.

And it’s about Christian freedom.

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