Wisdom in an Age of Information

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Our world is flooded with information but lacking in wisdom. As a church, we exist to awaken this generation to new life in Jesus Christ, and part of this “new life” is learning a life of wisdom. But how do we know the difference between God’s wisdom and the world’s? How can we become thoughtful and discerning when we’re assaulted with information every other second?

Teaching Notes

The book of James:

Author: James the Just, the brother of Jesus and overseer of the church in Jerusalem

Date: 40-45 AD

 

Audience: Mainly Jewish Christians dispersed throughout Palestine/Syria and regions north of Jerusalem, but the letter circulated throughout the Middle East church network. 

 

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

-James 1:5-8

 

  1. The founder of wisdom
  2. The enemy of wisdom
  3. The key to wisdom

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  • James 1:5-8
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