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Messages with tag - Understanding

Colossians (2011)
Sun, Oct 23, 2011
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 2:2-4
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 17 secs
What treasure are you seeking? Scripture tells us that spiritual assets and riches already exist in the believer's life. But how can we know that is true? How can we have that assurance?

In this lesson we learn these riches are activated as we learn God's Word, creating confidence and the ability to apply the Word to real life situations. We acquire wisdom, a skillful execution of the knowledge we have. We learn the true meaning of Paul's reference to "mystery" and how it is related to the new entity - the body of Christ. We learn that all (not some) treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Christ and are ours. Here's the formula for our growth process: understanding = knowledge = wisdom.

So what is bringing the most meaning and significance to your own personal life?
Proverbs (2013)
Sun, Jan 06, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Proverbs 1:1-7
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 58 mins 41 secs
Wisdom’s source is God’s Truth. Wisdom resides in the mind before it can be the means for discernment and skillful living. Emotion can be a legitimate response to Truth, but emotion is not the criteria for legitimacy of the Word. Rather than being written in a time that makes Proverbs an imitation of previous writings, see how the correct presupposition of the opposite view is proven. Learn the structure of Proverbs’ poetry, how it is instructional, rhyming ideas, not words, and how it is embedded with challenges. See the foundational principle for all of Proverbs that fear of the Lord is the starting point for the knowledge which leads to skillful, wise living.
Proverbs (2013)
Sun, Apr 07, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Proverbs 3:19-35
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 49 mins 37 secs
Doomsday scenarios can strike terror in hearts in the middle of the night. Stock market crashes. Attacks on our country. Personal problems. Proverbs teaches us that when we focus on the Word of God we can sleep without fear. Just as God used His infinite wisdom to create the world, He offers wisdom to those who make learning and applying His Word a priority. He promises protection and the security that our steps are ordered by Him. Listen to this lesson to learn how creation is the foundation to everything else in the Bible. See how we are to treat those who ask for help with generosity and why we shouldn't envy the wicked when they prosper.
Proverbs (2013)
Sun, May 26, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Proverbs 8:1-11
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 55 mins 15 secs
Want to save yourself a lot of trouble? Then listen to this lesson in Proverbs to learn how to wise up. You won't find the answer on TV or in college classrooms or from a mystical spiritual guru. Instead discover how studying God's written word, the Bible, shows us the solution to all of life's problems. See how God makes His plan clear so no one has an excuse to say they didn't know what to do. Find out the only two choices available: one leading to happiness and success and the other to foolish and senseless blunders.