Summer Life Group Study: Proverbs and Song of Songs

During Summer 2020, our Life Groups at Richland Creek will be studying Proverbs and the Songs of Songs (also known as the Song of Solomon). Since we can't produce our normal printed study guide, we've put together this page of resources to encourage and equip you.

One big difference between these materials and our past studies is that there are two separate reading schedules: One for daily reading, and a separate schedule for weekly Life Group meetings. Sometimes, these schedules will track together, but often they will not. The resources on this page are primarily designed to encourage and help you as you follow the personal reading schedule through Proverbs and Song of Songs.

Download the Personal Reading Schedule

Download the Weekly LG Focus Passage Schedule

Week 5: June 29-July 5

  1. Proverbs 13:1-25
  2. Proverbs 14:1-21
  3. Proverbs 14:22-35
  4. Proverbs 15:1-21
  5. Proverbs 15:22-33

Resources for Week 5

What Proverbs Says about Wealth and Poverty by Pastor David Jones
Proverbs teaches more about wealth and poverty than any subject outside of its main topic of wisdom.

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Devotion on Prov. 14:1-3 by Daniel Brooker 
All of us have the ability to choose wisdom or folly, every day.

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Devotion on Proverbs 15 by Kathryn Guy 
What we do when confronted with our foolishness is a test of our wisdom.

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Week 4: June 22-28

  1. Proverbs 10:1-22
  2. Proverbs 10:23-32
  3. Proverbs 11:1-21
  4. Proverbs 11:22-31
  5. Proverbs 12:1-28

Resources for Week 4

What is the Fear of the Lord? by Pastor Brian Merritt
The phrase is at the very heart of Proverbs, and yet it is confusing for many modern readers.

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Devotion on Prov. 10 by Keri Bosch 
A major focus of Proverbs 10 is the contrast between the words of the righteous and the words of the wicked.

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Devotion on Proverbs 11:22 and 28 by Pastor Jason Hall 
The comical image of a gold ring in a pig's snout belies a serious truth about what really matters.

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Week 3: June 15-21

  1. Proverbs 7:1-20
  2. Proverbs 7:21-27
  3. Proverbs 8:1-21
  4. Proverbs 8:22-36
  5. Proverbs 9:1-18

Resources for Week 3

Lady Wisdom or Lady Folly? by Keri Bosch
Proverbs 1-9 presents all people with a stark choice, personified by a choice between two women with very different sets of values.

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Devotion on Prov. 8:1-6 by Jamie O'Brien 
What kind of understanding are you seeking?

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Devotion on Proverbs 9 by Robin Hall 
Both wisdom and foolishness have sent invitations; the question is, what is your answer?

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VIDEO: Biblical Themes in Proverbs

Pastor Jason and Keri discuss larger biblical themes we can see in Proverbs.

Week 2: June 8-14

  1. Proverbs 4:1-19
  2. Proverbs 4:20-27
  3. Proverbs 5:1-23
  4. Proverbs 6:1-19
  5. Proverbs 6:20-35

Resources for Week 2

How To Read Wisdom Literature by Steve McKinion
Like any other Bible book, Proverbs is a specific type of literature with its own set of rules and tips.

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Devotion on Prov. 4:1-9 by Faith Cross 
How do I get wisdom? It's only possible in Christ.

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Devotion on Prov. 5:1-6 by Chuck Bounds 
What does a father want his son to know? Solomon tells us.

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VIDEO: Are There Really Seven Deadly Sins?

Pastor Jason talks with Pastor Dave Jones about the things the Lord hates from Prov. 6:16-19.

Week 1: June 1-7

  1. Proverbs 1:1-19
  2. Proverbs 1:20-33
  3. Proverbs 2:1-22
  4. Proverbs 3:1-20
  5. Proverbs 3:21-35

Resources for Week 1

Introduction to Proverbs by Faith Cross
Walk through an overview of Proverbs, tackling important issues like context, literature, and purpose.

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Devotion on Prov. 2:1-5 by Pastor Jason Hall 
The search for wisdom is active, not passive. If we don't pursue wisdom, it won't find us.

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Devotion on Prov. 3:5-8 by Chuck Bounds 
You don't have to have all the answers; in fact, it's often better if you trust your life to the one who does.

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VIDEO: Who Was Solomon?

Pastor Jason talks with Keri about the biography, background, character and failures of King Solomon, one of the primary authors of the Proverbs.