Prosperity              Proverbs chapter 3

1 My son, do not forget my teaching,
       but keep my commands in your heart,

2 for they will prolong your life many years
      and bring you prosperity.

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What are they talking about in this video?

What is prosperity?  an economic state of growth with rising profits and full employment, having good fortune

What is the prosperity gospel?    the doctrine holds that material prosperity, particularly financial prosperity and success in business and personal life, is to be expected as external evidence of God's favor. This favor may be preordained, or granted in return for efficacious prayer, merit-making and/or appropriate faith.

List 5 ways you are prosperous.  10th graders said: health, clothes, bedroom, food, Bible, friends, shoes, bed, family, car, good school, cell phone, lap top, good job, good grades, parents, music.

How do people measure wealth? Happiness is the true measure of wealth. Happiness comes from knowing you're in God's will, working His endeavours brings satisfaction and a sense of achievement.

How do you get satisfaction? doing, making, helping, learning, changing.

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Verse 1 My son, do not forget my teaching,
       but keep my commands in your heart,
   How do you keep something in your heart? remember and meditate

Chapter 3 begins, as usual, with advice for Solomon’s son.  Solomon encourages his son to remember his commands.  The son must remember the words.  But he should also aim for a deeper experience.  Wisdom should enter his heart.  Wisdom should guide his thoughts.  Wisdom should control his emotions and desires.

Verse 2 for they will prolong your life many years
      and bring you prosperity.
  How do you prolong life? trust God, safe actions, clean living,

The son will benefit from wisdom.  Solomon mentions health and wealth. 

Wisdom brings health, because wisdom teaches safe actions.  A wise person eats good food and takes care of his body.

Wisdom brings wealth, because the wise person is careful.  The wise person works hard and he does not waste money.

Are all people that are healthy and wealthy show wisdom?

Do not think that health and wealth show wisdom.  A thief can become wealthy, because he steals.  An evil person can take money from other people.  Sometimes God gives health and wealth to a person, but not always. What does Deuteronomy 8:18 say? ‘Remember God!  He makes you able to get wealth…’

Summarize Matthew 5:29-30. your relationship with God is more important than your body. True health is not only the health of the body.  Your relationship with God must also be healthy.  In fact, your relationship with God is more important than your body.

What does Solomon say about wealth? See Proverbs 3:14-15. Solomon was very wealthy.  But he knew that true wealth is not money.   Wisdom is worth more than silver or gold.  Wisdom is worth more than all our money.

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OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to:

1. Identify the simple man

2. Explain the difference between the Wisdom and Knowledge

3. describe the

4. chart on a map the

5. define the terms

6. Explain the significance of

Knowledge: Recall of data.

Comprehension: Understand the meaning, translation, interpolation, and interpretation of instructions and problems. State a problem in one's own words.

Use a concept in a new situation or unprompted use of an abstraction. Applies what was learned in the classroom into novel situations in the workplace.

Separates material or concepts into component parts so that its organizational structure may be understood. Distinguishes between facts and inferences. 

Builds a structure or pattern from diverse elements. Put parts together to form a whole, with emphasis on creating a new meaning or structure.

Make judgments about the value of ideas or materials.

Remember : Recognizing, Recalling
Understand : Interpreting, exemplifying, classifying, summarizing, inferring, comparing, explaining
Apply : Executing, implementing
Analyze : Differentiating, organizing, attributing
Evaluate : checking, critiquing
Create: generating, planning, producing