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 Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, 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, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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  1. I am looking forward to coming up there Sunday & hearing you kick off this series. Some of my favorites:
    30:8-9 resonates in a world of disparate wealth. Too much or too little is common. The happy medium is hard to attain.
    16:18 just touches every facet of life. I don’t mean to trivialize the passage, but I’ve seen this verse proven true in more sports games than I can count.
    18:13 is a hidden gem. Could have prevented a lot of splits & divisions through the years, if brethren would heed it.
    See you soon.