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May 17, 2020 - Dr. Jon Akin - Proverbs

May 17, 2020 - Dr. Jon Akin - Proverbs

May 18, 2020
Weekend Sermon Notes
Proverbs --- Fool-Proofing Your Family
 
1. Diagnose the cause (your heart) rather than the symptom (your communication)
 
2. Season your communication with gentleness, love, and the willingness to let offenses go
May 10, 2020 - Dr. Jon Akin - Proverbs 22:6 ESV

May 10, 2020 - Dr. Jon Akin - Proverbs 22:6 ESV

May 12, 2020
Weekend Sermon Notes
Text: Proverbs 22:6 ESV
 
If you let your kids have their way, they’ll expect to always get their way and struggle in life.
 
English Translations: Train up a child in the “way he should go” or “the right way”
English Translations add words not in the Hebrew: Train up a child in the “way he should go” or “the right way”
Hebrew: Train up a child in his way
 
Option 1: Train a child in accordance with his nature
Proverbs 20:9 (ESV)
Waltke: the six other references to the youth characterize his way as foolish (1:4; 7:7; 22:15; 23:13; 29:15; etc.)
 
Option 2: Sarcastic – If you let your kids have their way, they’ll expect to always get their way and struggle in life
Proverbs 22:15 (ESV)
Proverbs 29:15 (ESV)
 
Houston Police Dept on “How to Raise a Delinquent”
Begin with infancy to give the child everything he wants. In this way he will grow to believe the world owes him a living.
When he picks up bad words, laugh at him. This will make him think he's cute.
Never give him any spiritual training. Wait until he is 21 and then let him "decide for himself."
Avoid use of the word "wrong". It may develop a guilt complex. This will condition him to believe later, when he is arrested for stealing a car, that society is against him and he is being persecuted.
Pick up everything he leaves lying around - books, shoes, clothes. Do everything for him so that he will be expecting it.
Give a child all the spending money he wants. Never let him earn his own. Why should he have things as tough as you had them?
Satisfy his every craving for food, drink, and comfort. See that every sensual desire is gratified. Denial may lead to harmful frustration.
Take his side against neighbors, teachers, policemen. They are all prejudiced against your child.
Prepare for a life of grief. You will be likely to have it.
 
Proverbs 23:13-14
 
1) Secure a confession,
2) Assure of unconditional love,
3) Acknowledge your sin and need of Jesus
 
6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
 
9 Who can say, “I have made my heart pure; I am clean from my sin”?
 
15 The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
 
13Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. 14If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.
May 3, 2020 - Dr. Jon Akin - Proverbs 5:1-7 (ESV)

May 3, 2020 - Dr. Jon Akin - Proverbs 5:1-7 (ESV)

May 11, 2020
Weekend Sermon Notes
Title: How to Have a Happy Marriage
 
1. Be aware of how unfaithfulness starts: communication & attraction
Proverbs 5:1-7
Proverbs 6:25
 
2. Be warned of the consequences of unfaithfulness: temporary & eternal
Proverbs 5:8-14
Proverbs 5:21-23
 
3. Embrace the gospel: horizontal & vertical
Proverbs 5:15-20
 

Proverbs 5:1-7 ESV

My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding, that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge. For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil, but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol; she does not ponder the path of life; her ways wander, and she does not know it. And now, O sons, listen to me, and do not depart from the words of my mouth.
 

Proverbs 6:25 ESV

Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes
 

Proverbs 5:8-14 ESV

Keep your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house, lest you give your honor to others and your years to the merciless, lest strangers take their fill of your strength, and your labors go to the house of a foreigner, and at the end of your life you groan, when your flesh and body are consumed, and you say, “How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof! I did not listen to the voice of my teachers or incline my ear to my instructors. I am at the brink of utter ruin in the assembled congregation.”
 

Proverbs 5:21-23 ESV

For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the LORD, and he ponders all his paths. The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is held fast in the cords of his sin. He dies for lack of discipline, and because of his great folly he is led astray.
 

Proverbs 5:15-20 ESV

Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well. Should your springs be scattered abroad, streams of water in the streets? Let them be for yourself alone, and not for strangers with you. Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love. Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with a forbidden woman and embrace the bosom of an adulteress?