The Beginning of Wisdom

This Sunday, I begin a new series on Proverbs entitled, "Real Wisdom in an Age of Foolishness." Proverbs has long been in a tug-of-war with 2 Timothy for my favorite book of the Bible, but I think Proverbs has emerged once again as my favorite.

I love starting new message series. It means a new frontier for study, a new spiritual journey for the church, and the exploration of potentially fresh perspectives on the ancient but living text.

This Sunday's text is Proverbs 1:7: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; Fools despise wisdom and instruction." I think this is my favorite Proverb. I'd love to hear what some of your favorite Proverbs are.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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