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Proverbs 31

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A message by Pastor Bill Mann on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at King’s Grace Fellowship. Proverbs 31 (NKJV) Introduction Tonight, marks the end of our journey through Proverbs. My hope is that from this point as you read Proverbs the Holy Spirit will bring to your remembrances some of highlights that have been shared. Remember these are divine, time honored principles that will help guide your journey through life. Highlight #1 – Sex (v. 3) Proverbs 31:3 (NKJV) Do not give your strength to women, Nor your ways to that which destroys kings. Proverbs 31:3 (The Message) Don’t dissipate your virility on fortune-hunting women, promiscuous women who shipwreck leaders. Throughout Proverbs there are warnings regarding boundaries for sex. I think these warnings can be distilled to this: Sex is wonderful within the context of godly boundaries. (marriage) Outside those boundaries things will go sideways. The warnings prior to this one and including this one all indicate this notion. A common thread is that each individual must decide for themselves to heed the warning and get as far away as possible from the threat. I try to take a pragmatic approach to things and logically think through the subject at hand. … Read more »

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Proverbs 30

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A message by Pastor Bill Mann on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at King’s Grace Fellowship. Proverbs 30 Introduction The journey is almost complete, with only 2 chapters that remain. In tonight’s chapter we hear from a man named Agur. Some commentaries suggest that Agur of chapter 29 and Lemuel of chapter 31 are allegorical names for Solomon. Other’s suggest that these were rulers of a non-Jewish community in an area called Massa. (North of the Persian Gulf) Most commentators believe Agur lived in the same era as Solomon. The truth is that we don’t know much about Agur except what we can glean from this one chapter. The bottom line is no one really knows but they try . . . one commentary “These simple yet profound observations on life reveal many aspects of this otherwise unknown man named Agur. For example, Agur realized God’s wisdom was greater than his own. He understood the temptation of riches. He knew many aspects of life and of God’s creation would remain a mystery beyond his understanding. And Agur knew the importance of controlling anger, avoiding foolishness, and living for God. He encourages his readers to refrain from a life that dishonors God … Read more »

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Proverbs 29

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A message by Pastor Bill Mann on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Kings Grace Fellowship. Proverbs 29 Introduction With only 3 chapters left I realize that this journey is coming to an end. I sincerely hope that it’s been a benefit to you. I have loved Proverbs my entire adult life because it is filled with time-honored principles that when not only followed but embraced will give you “God’s” best. Let’s first read this passage, then take a look at some of the highlights. Proverbs 29 (NKJV) 1 He who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck, Will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. 2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan. 3 Whoever loves wisdom makes his father rejoice, But a companion of harlots wastes his wealth. 4 The king establishes the land by justice, But he who receives bribes overthrows it. 5 A man who flatters his neighbor Spreads a net for his feet. 6 By transgression an evil man is snared, But the righteous sings and rejoices. 7 The righteous considers the cause of the poor, But the wicked does not understand such knowledge. 8 … Read more »

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Proverbs 28

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A message by Pastor Bill Mann on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at King’s Grace Fellowship. Proverbs 28 Introduction As I began processing this Proverb, I quickly realized that there were so many good and important concepts and principles here. I had 8 passages pop up on my radar and I knew that number would be way too difficult to teach in a short setting. So I had to let the most import (for this time) rise to the surface. Let’s first read this passage, then take a look at some of the highlights. Proverbs 28 (NKJV) 1 The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion. 2 Because of the transgression of a land, many are its princes; But by a man of understanding and knowledge Right will be prolonged. 3 A poor man who oppresses the poor Is like a driving rain which leaves no food. 4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, But such as keep the law contend with them. 5 Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the Lord understand all. 6 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than one perverse in … Read more »

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Proverbs 27

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A message by Pastor Bill Mann on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at King’s Grace Fellowship. Proverbs 27 Tonight, we are in chapter 27 of Proverbs. Only 4 chapters left after tonight. I was thinking about the benefit of be familiar with Proverbs. For years when I would talk to people who were seeking pastoral advice I would hear myself give some pretty good advice, or so I thought. It finally dawned on me that I was only repeating Proverbs that the Holy Spirit was feeding me in “non-bible sounding” words. I am always amazed at how the Holy Spirit brings a kind of “Total Recall” of biblical principles at the right time. I also have always contended that one must make an effort to learn biblical principles in order for the Holy Spirit to have something for you to recall. A plan to get the Word of Life in your noggin is really helpful for this. (AKA – Journal Reading or some other plan that would get you in the Word consistently.) Over the course of months and years, all that you’ve read, studied, heard will have an accumulated effect on your thought processes and when needed, the Holy Spirit … Read more »

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Proverbs 26

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A message by Pastor Bill Mann on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at King’s Grace Fellowship. Proverbs 26:1-28 Introduction Tonight, we have the opportunity to study devotionally Proverbs 26. This Proverb has a bunch of proverbs that make a lot of sense when understood within the ancient context. Our job is to dig up these concepts, understand what it meant to the people of the time it was written in, then figure out how to apply it in today’s world. There are always sound principles that can be clearly seen in Proverbs and the clear call to heed the wisdom contained in them. Yet we sometimes disregard what we know to be good, better, or best and a disconnect emerges. So, we need a dedication to apply the wisdom of God to our life’s situations rather than beg God to deliver us from our poor choices. So, let’s begin tonight by ready Proverbs 26. This proverb can be grouped together in 4 main parts. Foolish People (vv. 1-12, except v. 2) Lazy People (vv. 13-16) People who lack common sense (vv. 17-28) Verses 1, 2, 8, 11, 18, and 22 make use of similes. Verses 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 21, and … Read more »

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Proverbs 25

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A message by Pastor Bill Mann on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Kings Grace Fellowship. Proverbs 25 Introduction Twice in a row I get to teach. What a treat! I wanna jump right into Proverbs 25 tonight. So let’s get to reading. Highlight #1 – Wise Sayings (vs. 2,4) 1. God reveals, man discovers (v. 2) Proverbs 25:2 (NKJV) 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. I like this passage because it encouraged me to seek after the Lord more because I realize that I’ve only seen what’s He has revealed to me. There IS more! So much more! But I have to seek after Him with my whole heart. 2. All cleaned up (v. 4) Proverbs 25:4 (NKJV) 4 Take away the dross from silver, And it will go to the silversmith for jewelry. This has always spoke to me, each time I read it. Although I know God will take me just as I am, and He will use me with all of my warts. But, I want to become the masterpiece that Paul talks about Christ working in me. I think in … Read more »

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Proverbs 24

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A message by Pastor Bill Mann on Wednesday, December 13, 2017At Kings Grace Fellowship. Proverbs 24 Introduction Well, let’s get back to it. Tonight we want to look at Proverbs chapter 24. According to my calculations, I should be finished with Proverbs by August this next year. So I will attempt to do my best to not comment as I read the text. Let’s get to it! This proverb, has many sayings that I consider principles to live by. A diligent study would need to be done in order to stitch some of the thoughts together. I always ask myself, “Do these principles connect with each other?  And if so, how do they connect?” For most of us, we just read through the passage not pausing long enough to consider these things. It’s this pause that I believe is what God spoke to Joshua upon his ascent to the leadership following the death of Moses when he said: Joshua 1:8 (NKJV) 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will … Read more »

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Proverbs 23

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A message by Pastor Bill MannOn Wednesday, November 15, 2017At Kings Grace Fellowship. Proverbs 23 Introduction Tonight, I want to continue our journey through Proverbs. We are into chapter is 23, and as my custom is I will read the passage first then share some highlights. This time I have grouped the highlights together with passage in the chapter that are pertinent to the highlight. I really enjoyed looking at this chapter in depth. I’m not sure that what came to the surface will change the course of Christianity, but it did give me some insights I had yet to consider. A simple outline from my reading would look like this: Stingy people (1-3, 6-8) Instead, do this: cast your bread … there are those who sow little Elusiveness of wealth (4-5) Withholding wisdom from fools (9) … “You might be a fool if . . . “ Boundaries (10-11) Discipline of Children (13-14) Warnings (15-35) Envying Those Who Disregard Wisdom (15-18) Alcohol & Food Excess (19-21) Bad Sex (22-28) Drunkenness (29-35) I was having a difficult time focusing on a single highlight. This chapter is filled with great stuff. Then I saw a few things as my eyes blurred … Read more »

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Job The Prophet

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A message by Pastor Gordon Johnson on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at King’s Grace Fellowship. Job 9:32-35; 1:6-12 Why Job Suffered This is not discipline This is not punishment for sin Some heavenly purpose we do not fully understand His friends were wrong Job The Prophet If only there were a mediator Someone to bring them together Would not live in terror of God We could speak to Him Human Life Guided my conception You gave me life You preserved me

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