PROVERBS SERMON – Self Control in an Addicted World

I preached the next sermon in our series on proverbs this morning. The message can be downloaded on the Jubilee Church London website or listened to right here in this embedded player thanks to odeoUPDATE:  Tope Koleoso has more recently preached on alcohol, and speaks about his experiences having grown up in tetotal African Christianity.Prov 23, Jer 2:13, Prov 14:27, 1 Cor 6:9-20, Eph 5:15-18, John 7:37 This chapter is about discipline – children mentioned in there but we can only di … [Read more...]

PIPER FRIDAY – The Power of the Spoken Word and Treasuring Jesus

Hi, my name is Adrian Warnock and I am a's been three days since I last posted on my blog ...Yes, I know posts have been appearing in this time, but I cheated by writing them earlier and having my editorial assistant publish them and post a couple of links whilst I was away!Anway, despite my addiction to the written word, I am a great believer in the power of the SPOKEN word. I believe that there is a reason why the Bible says that faith comes by HEARING the word of … [Read more...]

PROVERBS – Thoughts and a Sermon on Anger

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of listening to my favourite preacher preach on anger from the book of Proverbs. I would urge you to listen to it, but I thought I would share a few thoughts I had and quotes I found on anger.The first place I want to start is actually the American Psychology Association who asked, "Is It Good To Let it All Hang Out?" — this is in light of the old notion that it is important to "lance the boil" of anger and let it all out. You might be surprised to read what this s … [Read more...]

PROVERBS – What is the Fool?

Over the last month or so I have been publishing collections of proverbs. Today, I would like to share with you a collection of proverbs which speak of the fool. I encourage you to read these slowly and ask yourself the following questions:In what ways am I like the fool?How can I learn not to be a fool but instead to be wise?THE FOOL IN PROVERBSProv 1:7The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.Prov 1:22“How long, O simple ones, will you love being s … [Read more...]

PIPER FRIDAY – Let's Learn from Others

Today's Piper Friday comes from a sermon The Lips of Knowledge Are a Precious Jewel:"First of all, "the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel" to me when I find them in another person, and so I seek to listen as much as I can. C.S. Lewis had the "lips of knowledge" and still speaks through his books. I have read almost all of his theological and fiction works, I think. And if you offered me ten million dollars right now in exchange for what I learned from C.S. Lewis, I wouldn't consider the … [Read more...]

PROVERBS – Words and Anger

Last Sunday, I preached on controlling the tongue. At the time I shared a number of proverbs with the congregation. I thought that today I would share the entire collection of proverbs on the subject that I worked through as I prepared the sermon. This list was easy to produce — I just thought of a few key words and put them into my Logos Bible Software and let it go searching for me! Once again it would be good to see some blog posts on some of these verses!WORDS AND ANGER IN PROVERBSProv 1:2To … [Read more...]

AUDIO SERMON – Wise Speech from Proverbs

This morning I preached on the need for us to control our tongues. Jubilee Church has made the audio available to download. I thought I would share with you the outline I preached from:KEY VERSEProv 18:21Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.See also James 3:1-12: “…the tongue is a fire …”1. DON'T SAY TOO MUCHProv 10:19When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.Prov 29:20Do you see a man who is ha … [Read more...]

PIPER FRIDAY – A Sermon From Proverbs

Not unsurprisingly, I am somewhat preoccupied by Proverbs at the moment. Today I want to share with you an extended quote from one of John Piper's sermons on Proverbs. I will share the quote and allow Piper to speak. I cannot encourage you enough to go read the whole sermon, or even listen to it online.This extract shows how Piper laboured with a single proverb to put it in context and truly understand it. It is a great illustration of what we were learning about proverbs from Dan Phillips … [Read more...]

PROVERBS – What is a Proverb?

In our introduction to the book of Proverbs at Jubilee the preacher mentioned the fact that proverbs are not promises, they are principles. I have been thinking a lot about that since. My new friend, Dan Phillips, has some great posts about proverbs that, among other things, help to unpack that. I am sure he won't mind if I extract some quotes and interact with them here. The first post is where we find the reason why proverbs are not general cast-iron promises.Dan reminds us of some definitions … [Read more...]

PROVERBS – Diligence in a Lazy World

This past Sunday I was privileged to listen to the second part of our series on Proverbs. This time we focused on the topic of work and, of course, the sluggard featured heavily in the sermon. It is a sermon that is well worth a listen, and I commend it to you. What better time than for me to share with you a collection of proverbs related to the sluggard.I would love for some of my readers who have blogs to take one of these proverbs and use it as a springboard for a post. In a sense, the book … [Read more...]