Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”
2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
 
The title of this quarter’s study is “Many Faces of Wisdom”
 
The study this quarter spotlights the fact that God is experienced as Wisdom in both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. During this quarter, we explore the many facets of wisdom as recorded in the book of Proverbs, in the Gospels, and in the letter written by James.
 
Unit I,Wisdom in Proverbs,” comprised of four lessons, explores the nature of God’s wisdom as found in the book of Proverbs. These lessons describe how Wisdom calls to us, the value of Wisdom, and the gifts she offers. The unit ends by exploring the metaphor of the feast of Wisdom.
 
Unit II, “Wisdom in the Gospels,” offers four lessons — one lesson from each of the four Gospels. This unit examines the wisdom of God as seen in the teachings and life of Jesus.
 
Unit III, “Faith and Wisdom in James,” offers a five-lesson study of wisdom as seen in the letter of James. These lessons explore the interaction of faith and wisdom as seen in practical advice regarding faith in action and the taming of the tongue. The study ends by contrasting two kinds of wisdom.
Unit 1: Wisdom in Proverbs
 
June 7, 2020
Listen Up!
Proverbs 1:1-4, 7-8, 10-11, 20-22, 32-33
 
June 14, 2020
Seeking Meaning
Proverbs 2:1-11
 
June 21, 2020
Wisdom’s Reward
Proverbs 8:8-14, 17-21
 
June 28,2020
Invitation to Wisdom

Proverbs 9:1-6, 8-10, 13-18

Unit II: Wisdom in the Gospels
 
July 5, 2020
Wisdom in Action
Matthew 11:7-19
 
July 12, 2020
Wisdom that Amazes
Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7b; Luke 2:39-52
 
July 19, 2020
Wisdom that Astounds and Offends

Mark 6:1-6

July 26, 2020
Finding One’s Way
John 14:1-14
 
Unit III: Faith and Wisdom in James
 
August 2, 2020
Ask for It
James 1:1-11
 
August 9, 2020
Talk Is Cheap
James 1:19-27
 
August 16, 2020
Just Do It
James 2:14-26
 
August 23, 2020
Bite Your Tongue
James 3:1-12
 
August 30, 2020
Wise Up!
James 3:13-18; 5:7-12