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Ripley Primitive Baptist begins a new sermon series in April 2016 called “Christ in the Old Testament”. The first message is entitled “Christ Is The True Manna” and can be downloaded from our Sermon Audio homepage.
by Isaac Guess "Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates." Proverbs 31:31 Fruit will be produced and her own works will be proven worthwhile. This is the last verse in Proverbs. And while it speaks...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
by Isaac Guess "Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised." Proverbs 31:30 As has already been emphasized, the Proverbs 31 description of the virtuous woman can be intimidating and...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
by Isaac Guess "Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all." Proverbs 31:29 One often hears, “My mother/wife is the best cook/best looking/sweetest…” There is no objective measure to determine the best of...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
by Isaac Guess "Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her." Proverbs 31:28 As the book of Proverbs and the description of the virtuous woman draws to a close, the concluding thoughts concern reward. This is...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
by Isaac Guess "She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27 The Proverbs 31 description of the virtuous woman includes many and varied pursuits. Collectively, all these pursuits are summed...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
by Louis Sacran "She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness." Proverbs 31:26 While this section of scripture does describe the character of the virtuous woman, I would like to point out that men are not off the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
by Louis Sacran "Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come." Proverbs 31:25 Here, we receive another reminder that the beauty of the virtuous woman lies in her character. She has strength of mind which aids and...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
by Louis Sacran "She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant." Proverbs 31:24 We find here another manifestation of the heart of the virtuous woman. She has a desire to do good toward her family. She isn’t...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
by Louis Sacran "Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land." Proverbs 31:23 The virtuous woman’s husband is a man who is known, respected, and included among the civil leaders of the land. The old adage...[ abbreviated | read entire ]