Seven Pillars of Proverbs

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Mr. Webster defines a proverb as “a short well-known saying containing a wise thought.” The book of Proverbs in the Old Testament is filled with such sayings — but unlike some advice the world offers, these are backed by God’s power and eternal truth. In this message series, Pastor Gregg Matte looks at what Proverbs says about topics relevant to us today and how God’s wisdom provides answers we often seek.

MessagesDaily Wisdom (reading plan) • Ask The Pastor (submit questions)


Messages

Here are Pastor Gregg's messages and selected excerpts from the Seven Pillars of Proverbs series. You can always find these and other messages on our media page, on our Houston's First Baptist Church app, and on iTunes.

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Message Excerpts

What Is A Fool?

Pastor Gregg Matte looks at three different Hebrew words for "fool" that are used throughout the book of Proverbs. …

Wisdom Prolongs Life

Pastor Gregg Matte points out what Proverbs says about the impact wisdom has on our lives. …

Are You A Predator?

Pastor Gregg Matte points out how some men have become predators rather than protectors. And, some may not even realize it. …

Speak Up

In his message about being a Proverbs 31 man, Pastor Gregg Matte calls on men to speak up and give a voice to those who may not have one — or who may not be heard. …

Pastor Gregg and Lee Majors in a Truck

Pastor Gregg Matte and actor Lee Majors of "The Six Million Dollar Man," "The Big Valley," and "The Fall Guy" fame took a ride in a truck around Houston. …

Her Wise Counsel

Pastor Gregg Matte talks about the importance and value of advice and encouragement offered by wives and mothers.…

Harmonica

Pastor Gregg Matte shares a personal story from his home to show how wives love their children in different ways than their husbands. …

Light of the World

Who is the light of the world? Pastor Gregg Matte shares what one young child had to say. …

What is a Proverbs 31 woman?

What does it mean to be a Proverbs 31 woman? These women share their thoughts and their hearts about this passage from the Bible. …

Real Life. Real People.: The Kohlers and Human Trafficking

Pastor Gregg Matte interviews Marc & Leigh Kohler about human trafficking and what individuals can do to help in the fight against it. Leigh is the Executive Director of the Freedom Church Alliance (freedomchurchalliance.org/), a growing movement of churches united to fight human trafficking. …

Mackey’s Story

Guest speaker Stephen Mackey shares his personal story and the challenges and victories along the way. …

Average Up

Guest speaker Stephen Mackey explains why it's important to "average up" and what the means for the relationships we form. …

Disagreements

Guest speaker Stephen Mackey talks about what to do when faced with disagreements. …

True Humility

Guest speaker Stephen Mackey looks at what true humility looks like — and what it doesn't. …

Kindergarten Field Trips

Pastor Gregg Matte shares how Kindergarten field trips provided an opportunity to pass a lesson along to his son. …

Kid Sports

How much do sports impact your child's — and your family's — life and schedule? And, what is that impact teaching them? …

Choose Friends Well

Parents — teach your children the importance of choosing well their friends and spouse. …

Your Parenting Questions

Pastor Gregg Matte answers questions about parenting as part of the "Ask The Pastor" aspect of his Seven Pillars of Proverbs message series. …

Today's Thoughts

We can seek guidance from a variety of sources, and what society has to say can be a loud and powerful voice. But should we listen? Pastor Gregg Matte addresses that in this clip from his message called "Be Wise" from Sun, Apr 15, 2018. …

Cost of Wisdom

Wisdom does not come without a price — but it's not all a loss. Pastor Gregg Matte explains here in this clip from his message called "Be Wise" from Sun, Apr 15, 2018. …

The Wisdom Tree

Pastor Gregg Matte explains how wisdom changes the question we ask when faced with a decision in his message called "Be Wise" from Sun, Apr 15, 2018. …

Daily Wisdom

Throughout the Seven Pillars of Proverbs series, Pastor Gregg is asking the Houston's First family to read the book on their own. Set time aside each day to read that day's assigned chapter and ask God to speak to you directly — revealing truth and wisdom along the way.

Printable Calendar

Download this one-page calendar (PDF) listing each day's reading for Apr 16 through May 25.

Weekday Reminders

To receive reminders each weekday about that day's reading, text PROVERBS to 41411. We'll send daily reminders with links to the full chapter each weekday through Fri, May 25.

Social Media

Search #HFBCDailyWisdom for shareable posts each weekday on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram — then share them to spread the wisdom of Proverbs among your friends and followers.


Ask The Pastor

What questions might you have about the topics we'll address during the Seven Pillars of Proverbs series? Well, go ahead and ask them!

Use this short form to submit your questions about:

  • Parenting
  • Sex
  • Being a Woman of God
  • Being a Man of God
  • Integrity

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