Redeemer Church Riverview
Beautiful Wisdom
February 28, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
James 3:

Beautiful Wisdom

February 28, 2021 / James 3:


We Worship God Only Wise

Song of Praise “Blessed Be Your Name”
Call to Worship Psalm 90: 1;12-17
Song of Praise “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”
Confession of Faith Proverbs 9:10
Song of Praise “Good, Good Father”
Prayer of Adoration
Greet One Another
Ministry Spotlight Christina Schrader
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Prayer of Intercession
Giving of God’s Tithe and Our Offerings
Song of Preparation “Here Is Love”
Scripture Reading James 3:13-18
Sermon “We Are The Church: A People Called, A People Sent: Beautiful Wisdom” Craig Swartz
Prayer of Commitment
Song of Response “Beautiful Things”


Matthew 7:13-14

Proverbs 3:13-15:


Nicholas Christoff:

“We are drowning in information and yet we are starving for wisdom.”

Proverbs 4:5-8


“Wisdom is the best gift of the gods and is the mother of all good things.”



Definition of Sophia-Wisdom:

“Wisdom is broad and full of intelligence; it is the use of knowledge in very diverse matters. It is the varied knowledge of things human and divine, acquired by acuteness and experience, and summed up in maxims and proverbs, the science and learning.”


C. S. Lewis:

“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so.

Now that I am fifty, I read them openly.”


“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.”

Psalm 130:3-4

Jonathan Edwards:

“The difference between natural knowledge and spiritual wisdom is the difference between knowing that honey is sweet and experiencing the sweetness of honey on the tongue.”

James 3:13



James 3:17-18

Douglas J. Moo:

“True wisdom is identified by the quality of life that it produces.”


Charles Spurgeon:

“Wisdom is the right use of knowledge.

To know is not to be wise.

Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it.

There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool.

But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.”



James 3:14-16

James 3:16

James 3:18


John Newton:

“No one ever learned that they were a sinner by simply being told, you have to be shown how bad you are. You have to see your limits, see your weaknesses, and you will never be weak unless you go through troubles and you will never be wise.”

Proverbs 3:19

Dan Doriani:

“God has given me the talents I have, whether great or small.

He has given me my place in life, whether prominent or obscure.

Whatever my lot, I know that God will bless me and I can serve him faithfully.”

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