Beside and Between - Part 2 of the Straight Path (Some recording problems!)

May 12, 2019

Passage:Proverbs 3:1-8

Preacher: Pat Schultz

Series: The Straight Path

Category: Sermon


Sound problems started at about 15 minutes in. The sermon is cut off completely after 19 minutes. Sorry about this! It could not be recovered.


Beside & Between

The Straight Path - Part 2

Proverbs 3:1-8 (CSB)

Review: Proverbs 3:5-6

Discovering and walking in God’s will for your life is best done if you think in “positions” rather than in “specific decisions.”

  • Before, Beside, Between, Following , Denying


Never let loyalty and faithfulness leave you….                  Proverbs 3:1-4 (CSB)


“Hesed: When the person from whom I have a right to expect nothing gives me everything.”   (From Inexpressible by Michael Card)



Then you will find favor and high regard with God and people.

Proverbs 3:4 (CSB)


I can find favor & high regard with God AND people when I am positioned:


1.) Beside my church family ______________________as though no one is beneath me.

  • Philippians 2:1-4 – Consider others as more important.
  • Philippians 2:5-8 – Humility leads to unity in Christ.




2.) Between my neighbors and the Savior as an __________________________.

  • 2 Corinthians 5:20-21—Appealing as an Ambassador of Chris’s love.
  • Col. 2:8 & 2 Tim. 2:26 - Care for captives.
  • 1 John 2:15-17 - Disentangled from the world.
  • Romans 10:14 – Avoiding the ‘Sin of Silence’



See the rest of Proverbs 3 for more practical ideas!




How are you positioned beside your church?


How are you positioned between your neighbors and Jesus as an ambassador?