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Roads Lead Somewhere

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“Life is about the journey and the destination.”


Sermon Title: ROADS LEAD SOMEWHERE


Scripture Text: VARIOUS TEXT FROM PROVERBS


Sermon Notes:


PROVERBS 4:18-27 NIV


The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble. My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.


“Life is about the journey and not the destination.”


“Your direction, not your intention, determines your destination.”


Roads lead somewhere.


PROVERBS 4:11 NIV


I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.


PROVERBS 4:14 NIV


Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men.


PROVERBS 4:26 NIV


Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm.


THE WAY


What road have you been on?


“Be careful what road you take. Every road leads somewhere.”


I. WORDS


PROVERBS 12:18 NIV


Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.


“Everyday we choose a way.”


PROVERBS 15:23 NIV


A man finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word!


PROVERBS 15:1 NIV


A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.


REFLECT.


How often do your words encourage?


II. FRIENDS


PROVERBS 22:24-25 NIV


Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.


PROVERBS 13:20 NIV


He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.


1 CORINTHIANS 15:33


Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”


REFLECT.


Who are your friends?


What kind of a friend are you?


III. TIME


PROVERBS 30:24-25 NIV


Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer;


1. The ant knows what time it is; it has an instinct to prepare itself.”


2. The ant knows what time it is and will take advantage of it.


3. The ant knows what time it is; it has the sense to see opportunity.


“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison


EPHESIANS 5:15-16 NIV


Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.


APPLICATION:


For some, you might need to create a to-do list.


For others, it might be a stop-doing list.


REFLECT.


What is it that you can prepare for, take advantage of, or benefit from the opportunity when it comes to the use of your time?


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