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  • Our words - by Mike Emslie
    all their foolishness out all the time 12 14 the rewards of wise words are good relationships and a good life just as hard work rewards you with good things 12 18 12 25 13 3 rashly immorally 15 1 16 24 heal relationships and promote well being 18 6 8 a good appetite for gossip gossip one grumbling but look at the terrible consequences stay away from them 26 20 But obviously it is not actually the mouth lips or tongue that are really at fault for bad unwise words and responsible for good wise words It is the heart 10 8 the wise in heart are teachable and that is a safeguard to them not least of all in their speech unlike the foolish in heart who are unteachable who are too busy spilling the foolishness of their hearts out of their mouths to listen to wisdom the kind of witness that could help them avoid ruin 10 20 the words of the wise are valuable to all who will listen because they come from a wise heart whereas someone with a wicked heart a heart that does not fear God will sprout words most of which will not even be worth listening to 15 28 the wise in heart think wisely before they speak thinking of the consequences of their words unlike the wicked who speak without thinking and out gushes all the evil that is in their heart and contaminates everything 16 23 Matthew 12 34 37 Context Pharisees saying that what Jesus was doing was in the power of the devil Jesus saying their words revealed what was in their hearts and judgement for these words their hearts was waiting Even careless words show careless hearts So in order to use words wisely our hearts need to be wise and that is what Proverbs has been all about God s wisdom makes our hearts wise Proverbs 1 20 23 How to become wise section Proverbs 2 6 10 Ephesians 1 15 18 Of course it is the work of God through the Word of God in particular the gospel of Christ that changes our sinful stubborn hearts Delivers them from judgement and transforms them into hearts that live under the rule of God And then express themselves through lips that love to praise God and speak His wise Word to a world that desperately needs it It is the Word of God that changes our hearts so that Our words heal and don t harm Our words bring life not death Our words build people up and don t bully them down Our words don t bring us bondage but blessing Our words grow our relationship with God and others and don t mess those relationships up Our words point people to Christ and His way of salvation The Word of God change our hearts so that our words become more like His and bring the blessing His words do The stakes of how we

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  • Our words - by Mike Emslie
    foolishness out all the time 12 14 the rewards of wise words are good relationships and a good life just as hard work rewards you with good things 12 18 12 25 13 3 rashly immorally 15 1 16 24 heal relationships and promote well being 18 6 8 a good appetite for gossip gossip one grumbling but look at the terrible consequences stay away from them 26 20 But obviously it is not actually the mouth lips or tongue that are really at fault for bad unwise words and responsible for good wise words It is the heart 10 8 the wise in heart are teachable and that is a safeguard to them not least of all in their speech unlike the foolish in heart who are unteachable who are too busy spilling the foolishness of their hearts out of their mouths to listen to wisdom the kind of witness that could help them avoid ruin 10 20 the words of the wise are valuable to all who will listen because they come from a wise heart whereas someone with a wicked heart a heart that does not fear God will sprout words most of which will not even be worth listening to 15 28 the wise in heart think wisely before they speak thinking of the consequences of their words unlike the wicked who speak without thinking and out gushes all the evil that is in their heart and contaminates everything 16 23 Matthew 12 34 37 Context Pharisees saying that what Jesus was doing was in the power of the devil Jesus saying their words revealed what was in their hearts and judgement for these words their hearts was waiting Even careless words show careless hearts So in order to use words wisely our hearts need to be wise and that is what Proverbs has been all about God s wisdom makes our hearts wise Proverbs 1 20 23 How to become wise section Proverbs 2 6 10 Ephesians 1 15 18 Of course it is the work of God through the Word of God in particular the gospel of Christ that changes our sinful stubborn hearts Delivers them from judgement and transforms them into hearts that live under the rule of God And then express themselves through lips that love to praise God and speak His wise Word to a world that desperately needs it It is the Word of God that changes our hearts so that Our words heal and don t harm Our words bring life not death Our words build people up and don t bully them down Our words don t bring us bondage but blessing Our words grow our relationship with God and others and don t mess those relationships up Our words point people to Christ and His way of salvation The Word of God change our hearts so that our words become more like His and bring the blessing His words do The stakes of how we use our

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  • Our words - by Mike Emslie
    all their foolishness out all the time 12 14 the rewards of wise words are good relationships and a good life just as hard work rewards you with good things 12 18 12 25 13 3 rashly immorally 15 1 16 24 heal relationships and promote well being 18 6 8 a good appetite for gossip gossip one grumbling but look at the terrible consequences stay away from them 26 20 But obviously it is not actually the mouth lips or tongue that are really at fault for bad unwise words and responsible for good wise words It is the heart 10 8 the wise in heart are teachable and that is a safeguard to them not least of all in their speech unlike the foolish in heart who are unteachable who are too busy spilling the foolishness of their hearts out of their mouths to listen to wisdom the kind of witness that could help them avoid ruin 10 20 the words of the wise are valuable to all who will listen because they come from a wise heart whereas someone with a wicked heart a heart that does not fear God will sprout words most of which will not even be worth listening to 15 28 the wise in heart think wisely before they speak thinking of the consequences of their words unlike the wicked who speak without thinking and out gushes all the evil that is in their heart and contaminates everything 16 23 Matthew 12 34 37 Context Pharisees saying that what Jesus was doing was in the power of the devil Jesus saying their words revealed what was in their hearts and judgement for these words their hearts was waiting Even careless words show careless hearts So in order to use words wisely our hearts need to be wise and that is what Proverbs has been all about God s wisdom makes our hearts wise Proverbs 1 20 23 How to become wise section Proverbs 2 6 10 Ephesians 1 15 18 Of course it is the work of God through the Word of God in particular the gospel of Christ that changes our sinful stubborn hearts Delivers them from judgement and transforms them into hearts that live under the rule of God And then express themselves through lips that love to praise God and speak His wise Word to a world that desperately needs it It is the Word of God that changes our hearts so that Our words heal and don t harm Our words bring life not death Our words build people up and don t bully them down Our words don t bring us bondage but blessing Our words grow our relationship with God and others and don t mess those relationships up Our words point people to Christ and His way of salvation The Word of God change our hearts so that our words become more like His and bring the blessing His words do The stakes of how we

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  • Mike Emslie
    of Wisdom Download Audio Home Group Notes Listen Sermon Text Sun Apr 10 2016 Hits 61 46 mins 35 secs How do we work Mike Emslie The Book of Wisdom Download Audio Home Group Notes Listen Sermon Text Sun Apr 03 2016 Hits 41 34 mins 38 secs Why do we work Mike Emslie The Book of Wisdom Download Audio Home Group Notes Listen Sermon Text Sun Mar 27 2016 Hits 5 23 mins 49 secs Part 02 Mike Emslie This is the Son Download Audio Listen Sermon Text Fri Mar 25 2016 Hits 2 27 mins 8 secs Part 01 Mike Emslie This is the Son Download Audio Listen Sun Mar 13 2016 Hits 10 34 mins 9 secs God in our Breakups 01 Mike Emslie God in our Relationships Download Audio Listen Sermon Text Sun Mar 06 2016 Hits 30 40 mins 53 secs God in our Dating Mike Emslie God in our Relationships Download Audio Listen Sermon Text Sun Feb 28 2016 Hits 42 34 mins 49 secs The Book of Wisdom and Christ Proverbs 3 Mike Emslie The Book of Wisdom Download Audio Home Group Notes Listen Sermon Text Sun Feb 21 2016 Hits 37 44 mins 51 secs Two roads Proverbs 2 Mike Emslie The Book of Wisdom Download Audio Home Group Notes Start Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next End Page 1 of 29 back Powered by truthengaged SERVE Find a place to volunteer MEMBERSHIP Learn more about St Matthews and how to become a member HOME GROUPS Find a Home Group in your area UP COMING EVENTS May 28 8 30 10 30 Men s Breakfast May 28 9 30 14 30 Women s Convention Jun 25 8 30 10 30 Men s Breakfast Jul 23 8

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  • What about wealth - by Mike Emslie
    you relationships built on respect 13 8 lots of worries with wealth 1 is being kidnapped for ransom no threat or worry for the poor here 15 16 And there are also real dangers to wealth 17 5 disaster destitute poor 28 11 self deceit delusion 30 7 9 15 27 life revive restore save 28 20 So how are we to use wealth in a way that will overcome the limits and avoid the dangers 11 24 26 sowing and reaping not as in the secret but in fearing God 14 31 honour glory kind to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior 19 17 the Lord rewards those who show kindness to the poor 27 23 27 Again wealth is good and you can accumulate wealth be wise how you handle all that God has given you glorify Him and make it work well 29 3 And then in the NT we see that this squares with teaching given directly to Jesus followers There are these amazing passages by Paul in 1 Timothy 4 1 5 wealth too 6 6 10 6 17 18 So wealth is good there is nothing inherently good about poverty per se People often accuse the Bible of saying that the money is the root of evil But that is not what the Bible says it says that the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil And that is true loving and pursuing money causes all sorts of problems and can ruin our lives The Bible says this and wise observation of this world reveals this too When money wealth becomes an idol we worship love and pursue that is when the wheels begin to fall off We were created to only ever worship God worship of anything

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  • What about wealth - by Mike Emslie
    on respect 13 8 lots of worries with wealth 1 is being kidnapped for ransom no threat or worry for the poor here 15 16 And there are also real dangers to wealth 17 5 disaster destitute poor 28 11 self deceit delusion 30 7 9 15 27 life revive restore save 28 20 So how are we to use wealth in a way that will overcome the limits and avoid the dangers 11 24 26 sowing and reaping not as in the secret but in fearing God 14 31 honour glory kind to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior 19 17 the Lord rewards those who show kindness to the poor 27 23 27 Again wealth is good and you can accumulate wealth be wise how you handle all that God has given you glorify Him and make it work well 29 3 And then in the NT we see that this squares with teaching given directly to Jesus followers There are these amazing passages by Paul in 1 Timothy 4 1 5 wealth too 6 6 10 6 17 18 So wealth is good there is nothing inherently good about poverty per se People often accuse the Bible of saying that the money is the root of evil But that is not what the Bible says it says that the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil And that is true loving and pursuing money causes all sorts of problems and can ruin our lives The Bible says this and wise observation of this world reveals this too When money wealth becomes an idol we worship love and pursue that is when the wheels begin to fall off We were created to only ever worship God worship of anything else will always

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  • What about wealth - by Mike Emslie
    you relationships built on respect 13 8 lots of worries with wealth 1 is being kidnapped for ransom no threat or worry for the poor here 15 16 And there are also real dangers to wealth 17 5 disaster destitute poor 28 11 self deceit delusion 30 7 9 15 27 life revive restore save 28 20 So how are we to use wealth in a way that will overcome the limits and avoid the dangers 11 24 26 sowing and reaping not as in the secret but in fearing God 14 31 honour glory kind to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior 19 17 the Lord rewards those who show kindness to the poor 27 23 27 Again wealth is good and you can accumulate wealth be wise how you handle all that God has given you glorify Him and make it work well 29 3 And then in the NT we see that this squares with teaching given directly to Jesus followers There are these amazing passages by Paul in 1 Timothy 4 1 5 wealth too 6 6 10 6 17 18 So wealth is good there is nothing inherently good about poverty per se People often accuse the Bible of saying that the money is the root of evil But that is not what the Bible says it says that the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil And that is true loving and pursuing money causes all sorts of problems and can ruin our lives The Bible says this and wise observation of this world reveals this too When money wealth becomes an idol we worship love and pursue that is when the wheels begin to fall off We were created to only ever worship God worship of anything

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  • How do we work - by Mike Emslie
    that shows we have a social conscience 22 16 28 8 Deuteronomy 25 35 38 said that God s people should help the poor freely and not for gain and if not God will eventually make sure that money is taken away and through someone else get to the poor And then on relating to each other in the work place with integrity and honesty obviously true in other situations too and that is the point be a Christian at work Don t be conceited and self seeking 25 6 7 Be humble 27 2 Have your superior s back in all ways 27 18 Don t be a slanderer or poke your nose into areas you shouldn t 30 10 The NT picks up these same themes in encouraging Christians on how to work And here the focus is also on faithfulness but at the heart of it lies faithfulness to Christ first and foremost with everything else flowing out of that Ephesians 4 28 work to work hard feel fatigue Complete turnaround of motivation 6 5 9 If all the things I have said seem so much to remember then remember this In your work place whatever you do do it as though you were doing it for Christ all of it wwjwmtd And I know most people want to keep faith to church gatherings and not work but God says it doesn t work that way when you serve Him in all of your life And that is the way of freedom eternal purpose and peace I reckon if we put Him to the test on this we will experience that eventually It may be hard very hard to get going but it is His way and if we are not wanting to go that way then why call ourselves children of God 1 Thessalonians 4 11 12 last week 1 Timothy 6 1 2 Titus 2 9 10 last week And so on hearing this perspective on work the CEO of a company said to his pastor I have been living my life so far according the motto Seek to be successful at work and faithful as a Christian Are you saying that instead I should seek to be successful as a Christian and faithful at work And you know in a way he is right Christs call on us is to be disciple making disciples work is there to provide for our basic needs and leave us free to do that it is of course another context in which to be a disciple making disciple it must be God wouldn t allow us to spend so much time at it and not have it as part of our calling just the few hours left after work and whatever keeps us from that focus be successful at that and faithful at work so that it doesn t take away from your witness as a disciple making disciple Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness

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