Dead and Alive - Part 3 of The Straight Path

May 19, 2019

Passage:Proverbs 3:1-8

Preacher: Pat Schultz

Series: The Straight Path

Category: Sermon


Part 3 of "The Straight Path"


Dead and Alive

The Straight Path - Part 3

Proverbs 3:1-8 (CSB)


A Review of our positions: Before, Beside, Between...


In order to discover and walk in the “Straight Path” of God’s will, we must:


5Do not rely on your own understanding…7Don’t be wise in your own eyes…Turn away from evil.             Proverbs 3:5,7 (CSB)


1.) Die ____________________________________.

  • Romans 6:6-7 – Old self crucified and powerless, freed from sin.
  • Romans 6:11 – Consider yourselves dead to sin…
  • Galatians 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live!

-  A daily, hourly reminder, recognition and choice.



5Trust in the LORD with ALL your heart…6In ALL your ways know Him…7Fear the LORD.                                              Proverbs 3:5,6,7 (CSB)


2.) Live ____________________________________.

  • Galatians 2:20 – The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me!
  • Romans 6:11 – Consider yourselves…alive to God in Christ Jesus.
  • Ephesians 2:4-5 - Godmade us alive with Christ even though we were dead!



The Proverbs 3:1-8 Promises/Results of positioning yourself well:

- He (God) will make your paths straight. (v.6)

- This will be healing for your body and strengthening for your bones. (v.8)


Two Applications to help you keep your positions:

Will you grab a “Position Card” and pray?

Challenge: Invite someone to do “Begin in Christ” with you this summer!

(Also: Grow in Christ & Mature in Christ)