Preaching Christ in the Proverbs (Video and Audio)
My good friend Matt Holst, minister of Geneva OPC in Woodstock, GA, recently delivered a lecture titled “Preaching Christ in the Proverbs” at the Reformation Worship Conference at Midway Presbyterian Church in Powder Springs, GA. You can see a brief outline for Matt’s lecture here. You can find the audio here. You can watch the video below. This is a challenging subject on many levels--not least of which is the fact that wisdom literature has been largely neglected in the biblical-theological realm. Years ago I heard Peter Lillback lecture on "Finding Christ's Virtuous Wife" (Preaching Christ in light of Proverbs 31). At the time, I thought that what Lillback did was too fanciful for me to embrace as a legitimate interpretive model. The more I've grown in my understanding of "Scripture in the life of Jesus" (i.e. Scripture in the life of the Messiah as true Israel), I have come to appreciate what Lillback does in this lecture. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D029VUEcv6w UPDATE: Since this post was written, Crossway has released Nancy Guthrie's The Wisdom of God: Seeing Jesus in the Psalms and Wisdom Literature and Ray Ortlund's outstanding commentary Proverbs: Wisdom that Works. I cannot recommend these works enough. You can listen to sermons from Ortlund's Proverbs series below: Oct. 24, 2010 Proverbs on money Proverbs 10:22 Ray Ortlund, Jr. Oct. 10, 2010 Proverbs on life and death Proverbs 12:28 Ray Ortlund, Jr. Sep. 19, 2010 Proverbs on friendship Proverbs 18:24 Ray Ortlund, Jr. Sep. 5, 2010 Proverbs on emotions Proverbs 15:30 Ray Ortlund, Jr Aug. 29, 2010 Proverbs on family life Proverbs 22:6 Ray Ortlund, Jr. Aug. 22, 2010 Humility: a better future Proverbs 22:4 Ray Ortlund, Jr. Aug. 15, 2010 The power of words Proverbs 18:21 Ray Ortlund, Jr. Aug. 8, 2010 Now what? Proverbs 9 Ray Ortlund, Jr. Jul. 25, 2010 A biblical worldview is joyous Proverbs 8 Ray Ortlund, Jr. Jul. 18, 2010 Why our sexuality matters so much to God Proverbs 6:20–7:27 Ray Ortlund, Jr. Jul. 11, 2010 Responsibility, opportunity, and unity in the Gospel Proverbs 6:1–19 Ray Ortlund, Jr. Jul. 4, 2010 Wisdom applies to our sexuality Proverbs 5 Ray Ortlund, Jr. Jun. 20, 2010 The two paths Proverbs 4 Ray Ortlund, Jr. May. 30, 2010 Wisdom creates community Proverbs 3:13–35 Ray Ortlund, Jr. May. 23, 2010 Wisdom for life at the extremes Proverbs 3:9–12
Ray Ortlund, Jr. May. 16, 2010 What a life of shalom looks likeProverbs 3:1–8 Ray Ortlund, Jr. Apr. 25, 2010 How to gain velocity Proverbs 2 Ray Ortlund, Jr. Apr. 18, 2010 A storm is coming Proverbs 1:20–33 Ray Ortlund, Jr Apr. 11, 2010 Violence Proverbs 1:8–19 Ray Ortlund, Jr. Mar. 21, 2010 What the book of Proverbs accomplishes Proverbs 1:1–7 Ray Ortlund, Jr. Mar. 14, 2010 Proverbs: why this book matters Proverbs 9:4–16 Ray Ortlund, Jr.