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10.20.19 | Church for the City, Week 3

Proverbs 12:15

15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.


Proverbs 21:20

20 Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.


Proverbs 28:26

26 Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.


Proverbs 29:11

11 A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

| IDEA |

Is it possible that wisdom as we know it may not be the wisdom God intended?



1 Corinthians 1:18-23

18 The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. 19 As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.” 20 So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. 21 Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe. 22 It is foolish to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is foolish to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom. 23 So when we preach that Christ was crucified, the Jews are offended and the Gentiles say it’s all nonsense.



| QUESTION |

Does the thought of God wanting to change your life encourage you or frustrate you? 



1 Corinthians 1:24-25

24 …Jesus is the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

| MAIN IDEA |

It's always only Jesus. Knowledge has power, but actions show who you really believe in. 


| QUESTION |

What do your actions say about who you trust?

Actions of someone wise in their own mind:

  • Obdurate
  • One and Only
  • Outraged

A. Instead of being obdurate, wise followers listen to counsel

Proverbs 12:15

15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.



B. Instead of being about one and only, wise followers have resources to give

Proverbs 21:20

20 Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.



C. Instead of being outraged, wise followers aren't easily offended

Proverbs 29:11

11 A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Ready To Serve Others This Week?

Here are a few ways you can put what you've been learning into practice:


  • Send a card to (or text) someone in need of some encouragement


  • Show hospitality by inviting others into your home 


  • Babysit a friend's kids so they can have an evening out


  • Invite a neighbor over for a meal


  • Go to a local nursing home and spend some moments encouraging people


  • In a drive-thru, pay for the person behind you


  • Bring coffee in for your coworkers


  • Include others who may be feeling left out or don’t fit in


  • Do something unexpected around the house to show your family you care

What are your Next Steps today?

How are you being challenged by today's message?

After The Message


There are 3 ways to connect with someone today. We know these services can be heavy and we want to give you some different options to connect today. 

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1) Stop by the Connections Table in the lobby after service and a volunteer will get a member of our pastoral staff to come and talk.

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2) Fill out a Connection Card during service, drop it off in the buckets during service or at the Connections Table in the lobby and someone will contact you this week.

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3) Fill out the Connect portion of ForefrontChurch.info and we connect with you this week.

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| Bible Reading Plan |


This week's message in our new series sets the stage for loving our city. But it starts with God and our relationship with Him. It's one thing to say we love God and others, it's another thing to live it out. Check Out This 5 Day Reading Plan. It's called, "Impact Your City." Let's begin down a path that calls us closer to God and will equip us to love others well.