pity-the-fool1I will start off this weeks Sermon Notes by saying I will in no way, shape or form be able to duplicate the incredible presentation of this scripture that Andy Stanley gave at this mornings service. I’ll post the notes, but my guess is that much of the greatness of what he said will be lost in the translation. Continuing on the series “The Best Question Ever” (Is it the WISE thing to do?), this mornings service was about “The Three Kinds of Fools”.

1. The Bible says that other than the wise person, there are three kinds of people, the naive (simple), the fool and the scoffer (mocker).

2. The naive person lacks experience (Proverbs 7:6-10)

3. The foolish person knows the difference between right and wrong, but just doesn’t care. (Proverbs 10:23, 26:11, 13:20)

4. The scoffer just like the fool has chosen to do whatever they want to do. The difference is the scoffer has chosen to be critical of everybody else that’s doing the right thing.

The naive person is clueless (don’t know)

The foolish person is careless (don’t care)

The scoffer is critical (they think they know it already)

What I wrote down:

“Each one will need wisdom. The question is, where will they get it?”

The naive say “nothing will happen to me”

The fool says “something might happen, but I don’t care”

The scoffer says “Don’t tell ME what to do”

“The companion of fools suffers harm (Proverbs 13:20). Though you may say you don’t care, those that love you and care about you may suffer harm for your foolishness”.

“There are 2 ways out”

1. Fear of God (Proverbs 9:10) – “You are God and I am not”

2.  What is the WISE thing to do (Proverbs 1:22)?

YOUR TURN – What were they preaching where you went to Church on Sunday morning?