Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 19-AUG-2018 - 9.30 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Pentecost 13 – "Living Wisely" – Wisdom is not the same as knowledge or cleverness; rather, it is a willingness to recognise and know one's own self in success and failure, nobility and disgrace, faithfulness and failing. Solomon was granted wisdom by God – yet he was far from the ideal super-hero depicted in many sermons and Sunday School stories. He was a deeply flawed, hedonistic, violent and despotic king, but loved by God for all that. Coming to realise that you are loved by God, just as you are, is the beginning of wisdom.
1 Kings 2: 10-12, 3: 3-14; Ephesians 5: 15-20

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