Athey Creek: Audio Podcast
Summary: Bible teaching by Pastor Brett Meador and other leaders at Athey Creek Christian Fellowship. Brett Meador leads Athey Creek, a fellowship of believers that strive to worship God, follow Jesus, study the Bible, and serve one another.
What flows from our mouths has the potential to be extremely powerful –in both speaking refreshing blessings or cruel, hateful and cutting words. As Proverbs 10-11 warns us about the ways righteousness or wickedness can manifest in our lives, may we be cognizant of our actions and the words we speak to bring glory to God in all things.
Proverbs 11:4-8 tells us that we will all face eternity and our final destination of Heaven or Hell is determined by whether we are righteous or wicked. Fortunately, God has provided an easy way for us to gain righteousness, and entrance into Heaven, through His Son, Jesus Christ.
As we walk through life, we are faced with the choice to take dark paths that lead to destruction and death or paths of wisdom that lead to blessing and abundant life. Proverbs 7-9 shows us what we can expect to encounter along these paths and why choosing correctly is so important.
It seems like all some people want to do these days is to stir up controversy, point out the faults of others and broadcast hatred. However, Proverbs 10:12 entreats us to do the opposite by loving others in light of God’s love for us.
There are some things that God actually hates because He knows they will only lead to the destruction our souls. As we study what God despises in Proverbs 6 may we heed the warning and flee quickly from these things.
Both Proverbs 5 and the world have a lot to say about sexual behavior - but with extremely different and conflicting views. As we study what God has to say about sex, we see how far we have moved from His original intention, what we can expect if we go against His commandments and most importantly how we can experience His forgiveness if we do fall into sexual sins.
The benefit of finding wisdom is powerful and provides amazing blessings, but choosing paths of darkness lead only to affliction and trouble. As we study Proverbs 3:11 - Proverbs 4:27 we are implored to chase after wisdom passionately and guard our hearts against folly.
Solomon gives us a list of things we should guard in Proverbs 4:23-27 in order to live a godly life. Holding tight to these things will keep us walking rightly on straight paths and away from the perverse things of the world.
Solomon warns about the peril of following evil men and women down their perverse paths in Proverbs 2-3:10. Instead we are to seek after wisdom as it were a precious treasure and we can expect to also find favor and blessing as we do.
Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us there is only one solid thing in which should place our trust: The Lord. As we lean on Him wholeheartedly, we can rest assured that He will lead and guide us down the best paths for our lives.
As we begin our journey through the book of Proverbs we take a look at their author, Solomon, the wisest man to ever live, and see just what makes the them unique and important. Diving into Proverbs 1, we get a crash course in the benefits of wisdom and conversely the pain that comes with following the crowd into sin.
As we live in a world surrounded by sin and teeming with temptation, it is easy to condone bad behavior and even get sucked into wickedness ourselves. However, Proverbs 1:10 gives us a stern warning that when we are enticed to join with the crowd in sin, we must refuse to participate.
As we close out our study in the Book of Psalms with a look at Psalm 145-150 we see the summation in the command to Praise the Lord. As we keep this in our hearts and minds may we rejoice in our salvation, lean upon the Lord for help in troubling times and look forward to the glorious day when we are in His presence praising Him for all eternity.
We are told over and over again in Psalm 150 to “praise the Lord” - but why is God so insistent about this command? As it turns out, He knows that offering our praise to Him will benefit us as we delight in His presence, respond to His greatness and prepare for our eternal destiny.
Whether it’s the trouble we get ourselves into through our own actions or unwarranted attacks from our enemies, we constantly need help and deliverance. Fortunately, Psalm 140-144 shows us that God is always ready to fight for us and declare us righteous despite our sin and seeming insignificance.