Teacher: John Schoenheit
Life is difficult, and it is made more difficult when people live foolishly and make unwise choices. The Bible has a lot to say about wisdom, and this three-part teaching covers that topic. Part one has general information about wisdom, including God’s exhortations to be wise, why the Devil has a spiritual attack on wisdom, and why the Old Testament says a lot about wisdom but the New Testament does not say as much. Part two focuses on Philippians 4:13, which is generally, traditionally translated, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” It shows how that translation has led to misunderstanding what the verse is saying, and gives the meaning of the verse and an alternative translation. Part three of the teaching covers four areas of life that we should be wise and self-controlled in: living with the End in mind, friendships, time, and money. God loves us and wants us to be blessed in this life and the next, and if we are going to be blessed, we must live wisely.