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Topics in the Proverbs

We are studying the Book of Proverbs both Sunday morning and Thursday morning. The book seems divided into two sections, each with its own style. Chapters 1-9 contain Textual studies that cohere and flow. Chapters 10-31 contain topic studies that seem fairly random. It's challenging to assemble proverbs from the latter section which deal with a particular topic. In his commentary, Matthew Henry provided an extensive collection of proverbs by topic. His work is open source now, so you can find it for free in a number of places. One of those is the e-sword Bible software app. I've been using that for years and find it an excellent study tool. It also is available free. Download it here, and then download Matthew Henry's commentary to find the complete list. 

1.    Of the comfort, or grief, parents have in their children, according as they are wise or foolish, godly or ungodly, 10:1; 15:20; 17:21, 17:25; 19:13, 19:26; 23:15, 23:16, 23:24, 23:25; 27:11; 29:3

2.    Of the world's insufficiency, and religion's sufficiency, to make us happy (10:2, 10:3; 11:4) and the preference to be therefore given to the gains of virtue above those of this world, 15:16, 15:17; 16:8, 16:16; 17:1; 19:1; 28:6, 28:11

3.    Of slothfulness and diligence, 10:4, 10:26; 12:11, 12:24, 12:27; 13:4, 13:23; 15:19; 16:26; 18:9; 19:15, 19:24; 20:4, 20:13; 21:5, 21:25, 21:26; 22:13, 22:29; 24:30-34; 26:13-16; 27:18, 27:23, 27:27; 28:19. Particularly the improving or neglecting opportunities, 6:6; 10:5


2019 Theme

Our theme for 2019 comes from Luke 1:1, and is "Things Most Surely Believed." The beloved physician (Colossians 4:14) and most capable historian wrote his gospel to present an orderly account of things that were accomplished among them. Luke was not an eye-witness, but interviewed many eye-witnesses to assemble this longest (by word count) of the gospels. 

In our post-modern age, facts are readily dismissed as opinions, as though we individually have the right to pick and choose what facts we accept. The gospels of our Lord and Savior are presented as facts; things most surely believed. 

We will explore this theme in the sermon on the first Sunday of each month this year. Audio recordings of these sermons will be available. 

Workbook: Paul's Epistle to the Romans

Now available for download is our workbook for 2018 quarter four, Wednesday nights, on Paul's Epistle to the Romans. The epistle has 16 chapters which we cover in 11 lessons. The questions stay close to the text and should be easy to answer. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to ask. You can email us at haymarketcofc@live.com

Monday, May 20, 2019

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”(Daily Reading, ESV)

Recent Lessons

  1. PlayFour Mothers
    Jeffrey L. Smith
  2. PlayThe Resurrection
    Jeffrey L. Smith
  3. PlayObeying the Gospel
    Mark Beans
  4. PlayReversals of Circumstance
    Jeffrey L. Smith
  5. PlayBible Translations
    Jeffrey L. Smith
  6. PlayTMSB 04 The Gospels
    Jeffrey L. Smith
  7. PlayDeism in America
    Jeffrey L. Smith
  8. PlayTruth
    Jeffrey L. Smith