This section of our website is to help you prepare for the upcoming Sunday sermon at our Attridge location.
First… get a good night’s sleep beforehand.
Second… spend some quiet time on Sunday morning before our worship service if you can. Read the Bible. Pray.
Third… come early and spend some time with others before the service. Most of the year there are adult LIFEtime classes (learning opportunities for all ages) and PowerUp for kids at 9:30. Click “about” “LIFEtime” for more details about this. Coffee will also be on in the lobby at 10.
Fourth… wait expectantly for how God will reveal himself to you and to our congregation in our Sunday worship service. Be prepared to respond as He desires.
To see “how to prepare” (or small group questions) from previous weeks, click here.
Sunday Prayer Times: Attridge Location: We are calling our congregation to pray from 8:30-9:30 on Sunday mornings. You can come to the sanctuary at 8:30 or pray at home. Broadway Location: We are gathering to pray at 9AM at the Cosmo Centre.
Specific things about this week
(we may have specific Scripture or other ways to prepare for this Sunday). This information will be below.
May 26 – Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Bruce Enns
(these are to be used personally, with family or with your Small Group)
1. Opening Discussion
We all turn somewhere for wisdom when we need to make important decisions. Either friends, or parents or experts, or the internet, or somewhere else. What (or who) are the typical sources of wisdom that you tend to go when you need advice for important decisions?
2. READ Proverbs 8
The image of the ‘city gate’ (vs. 3) refers to the typical place that men would go for discussion and to make important decisions together with others. Beyond what you answered in the question above—where are the places that you go when important decisions need to be made?
The ‘crossroads’ (vs. 2) is a reference to a point in your journey of life where important decisions need to be made and new beginnings are possible—where two (or more) paths are in front of you and you need to make a choice. Describe some of the significant ‘crossroads’ that have been part of your life. Which were decisions that were good ones that led to new beginnings and which do you wish you could go back to and decide differently and why?
Wisdom is personified in this poetry genre, as a woman. What is ‘woman wisdom’ asking for and inviting people to consider?
She also has three companions (vs. 12) – who are these companions and how do they relate to each other?
3. Application: What is the wise choice?
How can this question be applied to a variety of decisions and contexts in your life right now? How do wisdom and wise choices relate to the possibility of ‘new beginnings’ in your life? How do scripture and the Holy Spirit of God play a key role in our wisdom for key decisions and new beginnings that we long for?
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