If the quality of a book is measured by the number of Kindle highlights it receives, this one is off the charts. You will not agree with everything your friend says, but you will want to listen. He went on to receive his second master's degree, a M. Don't call for a prostitute, you might have a heart attack? Drawing relevant parallels from ancient culture to present day, he helps us understand how the book of Proverbs is practical help for ordinary people going through everyday life. The first couple of chapters were decent. He was ordained by Lake Avenue Congregational Church, Pasadena, California, in 1975 In addition to a number of essays and articles, he has published several books.
This would make a great companion to read while working through Proverbs yourself. My dream is that God would use us for true revival in our city. Rather, he continues to handle the text well, remains honest about our sin, yet focused on the work of Christ and how this gospel work applies to these areas of our lives, forming wisdom within us. His tone is very pastoral and his applications are quite helpful. He greatly models here how to preach Christ from the book of Proverbs. Ray also participated in The New Living Translation and the English Standard Version of the Bible.
It's been sitting on my self for months now, half read, but today I've decided I'm finished. Ortlund deals with the first nine chapters as they are, then as he turns to the actual proverbs chapters 10-31 , he groups them by topic rather than verse-by-verse. Ray Ortlund Jr's Proverbs: Wisdom that Works is a fresh way to re-read the book of Proverbs. I understand that these are principles of how life works, not hard and fast laws of nature, but sometimes it's hard for me to take the book of Proverbs seriously. I will swallow the Word whole, including the hard parts, out of reverence for Him. The oral style provides easy reading for deep, wise insights. Drawing relevant parallels from ancient culture to present day, he helps us understand how the book of Proverbs is practical help for ordinary people going through everyday life.
Not necessarily just to study Proverbs, although it is good for that, but this book offers much more. I am reading through it again with my 13 years old son. It reads much like a I've always been captivated by the book of Proverbs. It is about grace for sinners. Ray is the President of Renewal Mini Pastor Ray Ortlund received a B.
. He was ordained by Lake Avenue Congregational Church, Pasadena, California, in 1975 In addition to a number of essays and articles, he has published several books. God's wisdom is not designed for a secluded life. It is about grace for sinners. This was helpful to me.
It goes without saying that we in the evangelical Church have long needed an exposition of this book, for it really does deal with 'where the rubber meets the road' on the hard realities of living the Christian life. My dream is that God would use us for true revival in our city. We don't come to Christ because we are humble. His writing is fun to read and he communicates his concepts in effective and simple terms. Part of the Preaching the Word series. Lastly, he was awarded a PhD at The , Scotland in 1985. Search the blog… Search for: Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
I decided to start with this book, as it wasn't a straight commentary, and seemed to be pretty well received looking at the ratings. It touches on the basic fabric of life with a note of divine authority and practicality. A wise person notices, picks up on the clues, cuts with the grain, tears along the p Really good. Here we find Ortlund as a preacher who avoids shallow topical preaching, which is so often moralistic and simplistic in nature. It is about wisdom for idiots. It reads much like a sermon would sound. He greatly models here how to preach Christ from the book of Proverbs.
I love this author's presentation of the truths of Proverbs. That means the book of Proverbs is good news for bad people. Hughes is also a founder of the Charles Simeon Trust, which conducts expository preaching conferences throughout North America and worldwide. Ortlund was a long time pastor at Lake Avenue Congregational Church in Pasadena, California during the 1960s-1970s and also served as a teaching pastor at Mariner's Church,. Most importantly, Ortlund shows how the Proverbs point to Jesus and his counsel for the perplexed, his strength for the defeated, his warning to the proud, his mercy for the broken. Note: this is not an academic commentary on Proverbs; it reads like a collection of really, really good sermons that preach through proverbs. He talks about the structure of the book it's an anthology, the first nine chapters are an intro, etc and the importance of wisdom.
We trust in our own minds. As I've grown up in this impractical and illogical culture, its message of wisdom is a place of rest and security. Immanuel Church was started as church plant of a non-denominational church in Nashville where Ray became and is currently serving as the Senior Pastor. A wise person notices, picks up on the clues, cuts with the grain, tears along the perforated lines. I highly recommend it if you're interested in understanding the book of Proverbs.
Where some expositional commentaries are a bit rigid and lack the impact the message once had when preached, Ortlund does a good job of keeping his engaging style on paper. We need to pay attention. Ortlund effectively bridges the gap between our impractical modern culture and the practical wisdom shared in Scripture. I will look back on it frequently for quotes, ideas, and motivation. It is about wisdom for idiots. How exactly does one become wise? Or will we be happy for the power of Christ to rest upon us in our endless weakness? Because the people are there.