Sunday School Thoughts for September 8th


Continuing a mini-series on discernible wisdom (two weeks possible three)

Grounding Text: Colossians 1.9,28

These verses carry the idea of growing by obeying/walking with Jesus is His way of wisdom.

    Colossians 1:9 (NKJV)
9  For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

    Colossians 1:28 (NKJV)
28  Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

Main Text: Philippians 4.8

    Philippians 4:8 (NKJV)
8  Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things.

Discerning between what is OK/good and what is God‘s best/excellence.

Outline:

  • Our grounding text (Colossians 1) & connection with the Sermon on the Mount.
  • The idea that the human mind will always set itself on something, will we focus on

Jesus to be our wisdom.

  • The situation/contextual background of Philippians 4
  • Looking at the virtues of vs. 8.
  • Discerning between what is OK/good and what is God’s best/excellence (with examples and practical application).
  • Emphasizing the difference between the worlds success vs. living faithfully to His calling on our lives.
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