Why is Easter Sunday on different days and months. Where Christmas is always the same day?
Instead of saying what others have said better, I’ll provide you with a couple of helpful articles that answer your question.
You mention the "wisdom books" in the Bible but never told us which books those are. So what are they?
Old Testament = Job, Proverbs, Psalms, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes
New Testament = James
Towards the end of your sermon you said, Christ offers knowledge for the simple, "something " for the wise and "something " for the fool. I couldn't remember the "somethings" for the wise and the fool. Can you tell me? Thank you so much! Can't wait to talk about this at Life Group this week.
“He offers knowledge for the simple, instruction to the wise, and freedom for the fool who’s caught in their own death trap.”
Pastor Josh mentioned biblical wisdom. Is there such a thing as secular wisdom? If so what is the difference between the two? And Is there more than one way to teach wisdom?
I think the hard thing here is to pretend as if secularism isn’t influenced by religion. Meaning secular wisdom will have some influence from biblical wisdom. It just can’t help it. For instance, secular wisdom would be “Look both ways before you cross the street.” That’s what we’d call “common sense.” But much of biblical wisdom speaks to common sense situations long before there were cars on the road we had to look out for.
Probably where things start to differ is on moral issues. Where the Bible claims “right or wrong” secular wisdom may disagree. Where secular wisdom struggles is in helping a person understand why something is right or wrong. That’s a question only religion can provide an answer to. Tim Keller’s book, Making Sense of God, is a big help in thinking these kinds of things through.
I am a strong believer in my faith, but I was just wondering why God hasn't done anything in more recent years like he had with Moses parting the red sea or the whole Earth flooding like with Noah and the Ark.
Great question. If you think of the thousands of years of biblical history, there are actually very few moments in time when the great miracles (such as the flood and parting of the Red Sea) took place. There were many generations in the Bible who saw no such miracles. That’s why when Jesus came on the scene people were amazed by the miracles He performed.
So living in a time without the more dramatic miracles is the norm. The Bible does speak of another time of great miracles just before Christ’s return, but I’m not one to put a date on when that will happen.