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 13: August 24-August 30

  1. SONG OF SONGS 5:9-16
  2. SONG OF SONGS 6:1-10
  3. SONG OF SONGS 6:11-7:10
  4. Song of Songs 7:10-8:7
  5. Song of Songs 8:8-14

Resources for Week 13

Devotion on Song of Songs 6:3 & 7:10 by Claudine Snyder
We were made to be in relationship to each other and to God.

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Devotion on Song of Songs 8:8-9 by Pastor Jason Hall 
We have a responsibility to guard not just our own hearts, but others' as well.

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Week 12: August 17-August 23

  1. SONG OF SONGS 2:1-7
  2. SONG OF SONGS 2:8-17
  3. SONG OF SONGS 3:1-11
  4. Song of Songs 4:1-16
  5. Song of Songs 5:1-8

Resources for Week 12

Introduction to Song of Songs by Keri Bosch
This is a difficult poem with deep truths about the nature of love.

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Devotion on Song of Songs 3:1-5 by Nicole Caldwell 
Despite the blessings of marriage, only the love of God can satisfy our deepest longings.

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Devotion on Song of Songs 4:7 by Stef Dowd 
These scenes of poetic beauty find their ultimate fulfillment in a larger love story.

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VIDEO: What Can Song of Songs Teach Us?

Pastor Jason talks with Dr. Steve McKinion about the interpretive history of the Song of Songs and what the poem can teach us.

Week 11: August 10-August 16

  1. Proverbs 30:18-33
  2. Proverbs 31:1-9
  3. Proverbs 31:10-31
  4. Song of Songs 1:1-7
  5. Song of Songs 1:8-17

Resources for Week 11

The Proverbs 31 Woman by Faith Cross
What does this beautiful poem teach all believers about walking in wisdom?

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Devotion on Prov. 30:32-33 by Stef Dowd 
Exalting yourself is worldly wisdom, and only leads to ruin.

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Devotion on Song of Songs 1:5-6 by Pastor John Nyota 
What does a poem about love teach us about beauty?

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VIDEO: What Can All Believers Learn from the Excellent Wife?

Pastor Jason and Faith Cross discuss Proverbs 31 and its impact on discipleship for all believers.

Week 10: August 3-August 9

  1. Proverbs 28:1-14
  2. Proverbs 28:15-28
  3. Proverbs 29:1-16
  4. Proverbs 29:17-27
  5. Proverbs 30:1-17

Resources for Week 10

What Proverbs Says about Anger and Patience by Pastor Jason Hall
Not surprisingly, anger is condemned and patience praised in the sayings of Proverbs.

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Devotion on Prov. 28:7 by Pastor Jason Hall 
Following God's Word means learning to love and serve others.

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Devotion on Proverbs 29:1, 6 by Nicole Caldwell 
A humble response to correction is at the heart of wisdom.

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Week 9: July 27-August 2

  1. Proverbs 24:1-22
  2. Proverbs 24:23-34
  3. Proverbs 25:1-28
  4. Proverbs 26:1-28
  5. Proverbs 27:1-27

Resources for Week 9

What Proverbs Says about Friendships by Pastor Jason Hall
Proverbs has a lot to teach us about the value and wisdom of strong frienships.

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Devotion on Prov. 24:3-4 by Dawn Jones 
Who is building your spiritual house? You get to choose.

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Devotion on Proverbs 26:12 by Claudine Snyder 
What is worse than foolishness? Pride, or being "wise in our own eyes."

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Week 8: July 20-26

  1. Proverbs 21:16-31
  2. Proverbs 22:1-16
  3. Proverbs 22:17-29
  4. Proverbs 23:1-18
  5. Proverbs 23:19-35

Resources for Week 8

What Proverbs Says About Work by David Jones
Work is a gift from God that has been distorted by the fall. Proverbs helps us with balance.

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Devotion on Prov. 22:1-7 by Cameron Wagner 
What themes in Proverbs have motivated or encouraged you?

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Devotion on Prov. 23:17-18 by Daniel Brooker 
Do not let the temporary wins of the wicked discourage you from trusting God.

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VIDEO: What About When the Righteous Aren't Blessed?

Pastor Jason talks with Pastor Steve McKinion about how to understand proverbs not as promises, but as observations about the world meant to point us to faith in Jesus. NOTE: There were bandwidth issues that affected video quality, but the audio is intact throughout the interview.

Week 7: July 13-19

  1. Proverbs 19:1-17
  2. Proverbs 19:18-29
  3. Proverbs 20:1-16
  4. Proverbs 20:17-30
  5. Proverbs 21:1-15

Resources for Week 7

Seeing Christ in Proverbs by Steve McKinion
Proverbs teaches us that wisdom is a person, and His name is Jesus.

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Devotion on Prov. 19:12 by John Nyota 
Everything that happens, happens according to God's plan.

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Devotion on Prov. 20:15 by Dawn Jones 
We can, and should, use our words in the cause of discipleship.

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VIDEO: Jesus Taught Wisdom, Too

Pastor Jason talks with Pastor Ken Coley about how Jesus' teaching ministry reflects the truths found in Proverbs.

Week 6: July 6-July 12

  1. Proverbs 16:1-20
  2. Proverbs 16:21-33
  3. Proverbs 17:1-14
  4. Proverbs 17:15-28
  5. Proverbs 8:1-24

Resources for Week 6

What Proverbs Says about Speech by Pastor Jason Hall
Let us listen at the feet of the teachers of Proverbs as they speak to us about our speech.

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Devotion on Prov. 17:6 by Kathryn Guy 
Building the legacy of a godly family is a worthwhile and eternal investment.

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Devotion on Proverbs 18:4 by Jamie O'Brien 
As Christians, the way we speak should be influenced by our Savior and His Word.

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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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