Oak Hill College
Find wisdom for the decisions and dilemmas of today by reflecting on the virtuous life in the book of Proverbs.
Chris Ansberry leads us in reflecting on three important aspects of the wise and virtuous life from the book of Proverbs: discerning (deceptive) voices; directing desires; and living as creatures within limits.
We’ll firstly be focusing on the various voices we encounter in the early chapters of Proverbs. In the light of the multitude of voices that bombard us each day, we’ll consider how the similar sounding voices and the comparable promises offered by different speakers in Proverbs chapters 1-9 cultivate discernment and perception for a life of Christian wisdom.
Secondly, we’ll reflect on how Proverbs discusses desire. We live in a world where there is no shortage of people or things vying for our affections. Proverbs recognises that we are desiring creatures, and the book trains our desires by directing them toward what is both good and glorifying to God.
Finally, we’ll explore the vision of human limits in Proverbs, and focus on how these limits both liberate Christians and foster dependence on Christ.
Chris Ansberry lectures in Old Testament and biblical Hebrew at Oak Hill. His desire is that believers will recognise the Old Testament’s abiding witness to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, relish its distinctive testimony, and be transformed by its theological vision.
This teaching session is delivered in two one-hour sessions, with a 15 minute break for refreshments.