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.