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  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Biblical Studies / Wisdom Literature
  • Language:English
  • Pages:200
  • eBook ISBN:9781543920567

Practical Insights for Living: 40 Bible Studies from Proverbs

by Robert M Gullberg View author's profile page

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Overview
Many believers like to read a chapter of Proverbs a day. Therefore, in one month, they can cover the entire book. As you can see with a casual eye within one chapter of Proverbs there may be over fifty topics can be discussed. That's simply a lot to "take in" for our brains to comprehend at one sitting. That is the first reason why I wrote this book; to add structure to studying it. The second reason is this: Bible Study books are difficult to find on Proverbs for personal or group reference and discussion. Why not have a more practical approach to this incredible "wisdom-filled" book of Proverbs in the middle of the Bible? This book helps to solve the problem of organization of the teaching principles in Proverbs. With over 900 topics, alphabetized from A to Z, "Practical Bible Studies from the Book of Proverbs" is a hands-on book for those that want to study Proverbs. It will help you navigate Proverbs in a way that you have never been able before. The topical Bible Studies is a special aspect of this book that helps you in preparation for many meaningful Bible Studies. There are 40 Devotional Studies in this book for you to discover. Don't forget to teach Proverbs to your children or grandchildren! You will enjoy examining the book of Proverbs in a new and refreshing way. Proclaim the values and principles taught in the book of Proverbs, and bask in the insights taught there. Robert M. Gullberg M.D. Racine, Wisconsin Robert is also author of Principles for the Christian Life, Principles for the Christian Life: Bible Study Edition, Encountering Grace in Genesis: A 50-Chapter Bible Study of Genesis, and Wisdom from the Word
Description
For many years, I had felt somewhat overwhelmed in reading and studying the Old Testament book of Proverbs, chapter by chapter. Why? Because there was so many topics. I wanted to learn all of the pearls of wisdom, but it was so dense with practical knowledge, and seemed to jump around quite a lot and not follow any pattern of teaching. While reading Proverbs, one sees instantly that the topics from verse to verse and chapter to chapter vary significantly. From friendship to boldness to laziness to what God hates to adultery to evangelism to sin; as an example, all can be discussed within a few verses. Many believers like to read a chapter of Proverbs a day. Therefore, in one month, they can cover the entire book. As you can see with a casual eye within one chapter of Proverbs there may be over fifty topics can be discussed. That's simply a lot to "take in" for our brains to comprehend at one sitting. That is the first reason why I wrote this book; to add structure to studying it. The second reason is this: Bible Study books are difficult to find on Proverbs for personal or group reference and discussion. Why not have a more practical approach to this incredible "wisdom-filled" book of Proverbs in the middle of the Bible? This book helps to solve the problem of organization of the teaching principles in Proverbs. With over 900 topics, alphabetized from A to Z, "Practical Bible Studies from the Book of Proverbs" is a hands-on book for those that want to study Proverbs. It will help you navigate Proverbs in a way that you have never been able before. The topical Bible Studies is a special aspect of this book that helps you in preparation for many meaningful Bible Studies. There are 40 Devotional Studies in this book for you to discover. Don't forget to teach Proverbs to your children or grandchildren! You will enjoy examining the book of Proverbs in a new and refreshing way. The majority of the biblical Proverbs were written by Solomon. Solomon, one of King David's sons, was one of the wisest, if not the wisest man who ever lived. Look what it says in 1 Kings 4:29-31. "Now God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment and breadth of mind, like the sand that is on the seashore. Solomon's wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all the sons of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt. For he was wiser than all men, than Ethan the Ezrahite, Heman, Calcol and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and his fame was known in all the surrounding nations." If you accept the Bible as the inerrant word of God representing absolute truth and your final authority in all matters, then you will believe that Solomon was a really bright guy. You should listen to him and study Proverbs! In spite of his wisdom, Solomon made mistakes in his life and gave into the temptations of this sinful world on many occasions. This should be an encouragement to us that though we can attain wisdom, nobody is perfect. Solomon also penned the Book of Ecclesiastes. There, Solomon gives a summation of his life. In looking back over his life, having had all that anyone who lives in this world could ever want, the word that Solomon used over and over was "meaningless." It is actually a pretty sobering book until you get to the next to last verse. As only the wisest man who ever lived could, in six words Solomon summed up what this life is all about, "FEAR GOD AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS." That should always be our attitude towards God; one of awe and reverence. Keeping his commandments refers to obeying the Word of God. My friend, if we can focus on this throughout our life, to fear God and keep His commandments, we have found the key to what this life is really all about since this is the whole duty of mankind. May the Holy Spirit help you "stay the course." You see, this world honors those who lead great armies into war, rule empires and nations, those who have amassed tremendous wealth, people who are responsible for accomplishing incredible feats during their life. But a
About the author
Dr. Robert Gullberg is originally from Park Ridge, Illinois and has practiced Internal Medicine in Racine, Wisconsin for about three decades. His father was a dentist and practiced for over 40 years, many of those years as a volunteer at the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago, Illinois. Both of his parents, brother Jim, and sisters Lin and Lauri are believers and have influenced him greatly in the Christian faith. Bob spent his boyhood living part time on a lake in Wisconsin regularly enjoying summer and winter sports. This lakehood experience helped him shape his view of his Creator. His journey with the Lord began as a 13 year old at the Northwest Covenant Church in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. There, Pastor Engseth led him to the Lord. While attending Maine East High School, mentorship from Dave Veerman of Campus Life followed. Son City at South Park Church with Bill Hybels as Youth Pastor was part of his growing experience. When college began, Craig Domeck mentored him in Campus Crusade for Christ. Medical school followed, and some warm fellowship with Steve Kashian, Herb Lang, and Diane Stecher in regular Bible Studies was part of the weekly spiritual diet. While in Rockford, Illinois on a 3 year medical stint, he attended the Evangelical Free Church (Lareau Lindquist was the pastor, good friend, and occasional racket ball partner). Dr. Dave Norquist was a special friend , and quality time was spent with the Christian Medical Society group, and with Eric Anderson, his travel mate to India. Post Graduate training ensued at Northwestern University, and Bible study with cross-healthcare students kept him active in God's word. Small group studies with Pete Jaggard, MD, Doug Smith, Steve Bundra MD and many others. When Bob arrived in Racine, Wisconsin at age 30, the late Dr. Jim Peterson and Dr. Don Cohill mentored him for many years. Dr. Bob and his family have been active at Grace Church in Racine for three decades. He tributes Pastor Jerry Worsham for having a large impact on his life from the pulpit for about 20 years. Pastor Rusty Hayes was a trusted accountability partner for years while he was at Grace also. Dr Bob has led Bible studies for many years on all sorts of topics from Genesis to Revelation. He has had the opportunity to do short term medical work in several remote areas of the world doing medical missions; including Honduras, Haiti, and central Africa. He has seen God is at work in every nook and cranny of this globe. He has been a practicing internist for years and has kept busy trying to take care of a full load of patients. There are occasions on a daily basis to see God work His miracles in his patients. One of his goals in life is to get know the Bible as well as he knows medicine (admittedly, the more he knows in these areas, the more he realizes that he has a lot to learn)! He sure hopes your goal is similar; to know the heartbeat of God through his infallible Word. Robert is author of Principles for the Christian Life, Principles for The Christian Life: Bible Study Edition, Encountering Grace in Genesis A 50 Chapter Bible Study of Genesis, and Wisdom from the Word Other books on Proverbs written by Dr. Gullberg: Proverbs for Kids: How God uses earthly creatures to teach wisdom Proverbs for Kids: How God uses nature to teach wisdom Proverbs for Kids: How God uses things around the house to teach wisdom

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