Wisdom from Proverbs // Survival Skills

God teaches us through the book of Proverbs that there are two paths in life: wisdom or folly.

Before move-ins or anytime this summer, you can read Proverbs (near the middle of the Bible) as a way to understand how God has designed life in this world to work. There are 31 chapters, and it's easy to read 1 chapter a day. 

The series of podcast teachings below are from Passion City Church in Washington, D.C.  Ben Stuart is the pastor teaching through these topics from Proverbs. 

"The minute you admit your need to God, you are barreling down the path of wisdom."
"The essence of foolishness is trying to divorce decisions from consequences." -Ben Stuart

Access the podcasts through your normal podcast app, or click through the links below to learn more.
The publishing dates on this podcast series is September 11, 2018 - November 7, 2018.

Survival Skills 1: Wise Moves in a Wild World 

  • This week Pastor Ben Stuart kicked off our new series, Survival Skills: Wise Moves in a Wild World. The truth is, the world we live in is messy and unpredictable. But the good news is that Scripture gives us a guide to flourish regardless of what comes our way. In this new series, we’ll dig into the book of Proverbs in hopes of strengthening the muscle of wisdom in our lives.

Survival Skills 2: I Pity the Fool

  • The book of Proverbs describes two paths in life: the way of the fool and the way of the wise. In this part of our Survival Skills series, Pastor Ben Stuart teaches us through both paths, challenging us to seek humility as our first step toward a life that flourishes. With humble hearts and desire for wise council, each of us can set our feet on the path of the wise.

Survival Skills 3: True Friendship

  • In this week’s message, Pastor Ben Stuart guides us through what the book of Proverbs has to say about friendships. The truth is, the people we walk with determine our path. Are those within your community pointing you toward a life of flourishing or a life of destruction?

Survival Skills 4: Proverbial Sex

  • In an overly sexualized world, we often find ourselves feeling lonely, as emotional intimacy has been separated from sexuality. In this week’s message Pastor Ben Stuart reminds us that we are not made to give our bodies without our hearts. Each of us have the opportunity to have relationships that are healthy, life-giving, and glorifying to God. In this powerful message we learn how to build relationships that flourish, trading in a consumer mentality for a covenant mentality. What kind of mentality are you approaching your relationships with?

Survival Skills 5: Mind on my Money

  • In this week’s message, Pastor Ben Stuart takes a look at what the book of Proverbs has to say about money. It has power, and can be used to build up or tear down. Proverbs helps us to see money as a gift from God and gives us wisdom about how to handle it well.

Survival Skills 6: Wise Communication

  • Words are powerful. For many of us, some of our deepest pains are because of what someone said or didn’t say to us. A simple arrangement of words has the power to drastically change a situation and perspective.

Survival Skills 7: The Warrior Wife

  • You want to marry someone you trust. This week Pastor Ben Stuart closes out the Survival Skills series by taking a look at Proverbs 31 and what to look for in a spouse. Proverbs 31 describes a trustworthy woman: one who is prudent and shrewd, has grit and perseverance, is industrious and generous, and is sacrificial and thoughtful.

    “As you enter into the difficulties of life, you want someone who has your back, isn’t going to stab you in the back.”