Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study (June 1st, 2016)
A casual, topical bible study to help "fill up your tank" in the middle of the week. Come as you are and dig deeper into the Word! • Coffee bar at 6:30 in the auditorium • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids "Mid-Week Mania" (grades K-5th) provided
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Wednesday 7:00 PM
Bible Study #14:
Solomon's Proverbs

Working definitions for the Book of Proverbs:
Short sentences drawn from long experience.
Wisdom of many, the wit of one.

Proverbs is comparable to the New Testament Book of James.
Proverbs defines life as a tale of two pathways:
God's way, which leads to Wisdom.
Man's way, which leads to Foolishness.

When was your last physical?
Proverbs divides people into two categories:
1. Categories of the Foolish
A. The Simple
• They are unaware (Prov. 1:4a)
• They are gullible (Prov. 1:4b)
Proverbs divides people into two categories:
1. Categories of the Foolish
B. The Hardened
• They are unfazed (Prov. 1:7, 23)
Proverbs divides people into two categories:
1. Categories of the Foolish
B. The Hardened
• They are unfazed
• They are vulnerable (Prov. 1:24)
Proverbs divides people into two categories:
1. Categories of the Foolish
C. The Arrogant
• They are unapologetic (Prov. 1:25, 13:16)
Proverbs divides people into two categories:
1. Categories of the Foolish
C. The Arrogant
• They are unapologetic
• They are incorrigible (Prov. 13:19-20, 16:5, 21:24)
Proverbs divides people into two categories:
2. Characteristics of the Wise
A. Teachable
• They are growing. (Prov. 1:5)
Proverbs divides people into two categories:
2. Characteristics of the Wise
A. Teachable
• They are growing.
• They are willing to change. (Prov. 1:7, Heb. 12:11)
Proverbs divides people into two categories:
2. Characteristics of the Wise
B. Accountable
• They are respectful. (Prov. 1:8a)
• They are responsible. (Prov. 1:8b)
Proverbs divides people into two categories:
2. Characteristics of the Wise
C. Unshakable
• They are committed. (Prov. 1:10)
Proverbs divides people into two categories:
2. Characteristics of the Wise
C. Unshakable
• They are committed.
• They are secure. (Prov. 1:33)
Personal Application Questions:
Would you consider yourself a wise person. Why or why not?
What steps can you take to become a wiser person?