Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

The Christian Life According to Proverbs

Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, 9 for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck. 10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. 11 If they say, “Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood; let us ambush the innocent without reason; 12 like Sheol let us swallow them alive, and whole, like those who go down to the pit; 13 we shall find all precious goods,  we shall fill our houses with plunder; 14 throw in your lot among us; we will all have one purse”—15 my son, do not walk in the way with them; hold back your foot from their paths, 16 for their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood. 17 For in vain is a net spread in the sight of any bird, 18 but these men lie in wait for their own blood; they set an ambush for their own lives. 19 Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain; it takes away the life of its possessors. Proverbs 1:8-19

A.  The Christian Walk According to Paul

                1.  A walk of newness:  Romans 6:4, 2 Cor. 5:17

                2.  A walk of faith: 2 Cor. 5:6-7, 1 Thess. 1:3

                3.  A walk of love: Ephesians 5:1-2

                4.  A walk of power:  Galatians 5:16

                5.  A walk of works:  Ephesians 2:8-10

B.  The Christian Walk According to John

                1.  A walk of holiness

                2.  A walk of communion with Christ

                3.  A walk of Christ-like imitation

                4.  A walk of influence

                5.  A walk of truth


C.  The Christians Walk According to Proverbs

             1.  A likeminded walk: Prov. 1:8-19, Prov. 4:1, Prov. 13:20

             2.  A blameless walk: Prov. 2:6-7, Prov. 10:9, Prov. 28:18, John 1:47

             3.  A sure walk: Prov. 3:19-23

             4.  A guided walk: Prov. 6:20-22, Prov. 15:21

             5.  A wise walk: Prov. 28:26, 1 Cor. 1:30-31