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  • Wise Fools Series

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Nov 5, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
     | 1,358 views

    Paul’s appeal to Christians to be united in the body of Christ is still valid.

    November 4, 2001 10Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11For it hath been declared unto me of you, my ...read more

  • A Wise Fool

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jan 1, 2001
    based on 137 ratings
     | 3,587 views

    Solomon’s mistakes were that he started out well, but did not end well, he was a minimalist and he allowed his strength to become his weakness.

    Have you see the bumper sticker that says, “I took an IQ test and the results were negative”? Sometimes very intelligent people can get very negative results on their IQ tests. For instance, people are paid a lot of money to write the things that appear on the packages and products we buy. But a ...read more

  • Fooling The Magician

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Dec 30, 2000
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,647 views

    We fool the magician (Satan, the master illusionist) by refusing to believe the illusion, pulling back the curtain and trusting the unseen reality.

    Some of you may have seen David Copperfield perform his magic. His act includes a lot of glitzy conjuration, including: levitating himself, being sawn in two, and making things appear and disappear. Using illusion, he has carried the art to the extreme. He has “walked through” the Great Wall of ...read more

  • Playing The Fool Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Apr 1, 2001
    based on 48 ratings
     | 2,730 views

    Words do hurt when they come from our unresolved anger. That anger is about our own issues, it requires accountability when it hurts others, it separates us from God when it is deliberate. Reconciliation is a priority.

    Words have power. The things we say to one another have power. Kids may deal with smart-mouths in the schoolyard by chanting, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” But that’s rubbish! Don’t you believe it. Names do hurt. Words hurt. The things we say to each ...read more

  • Follies Of A Fool Series

    Contributed by Tom Evans on Apr 1, 2002
    based on 106 ratings
     | 3,064 views

    THE RICH FOOL FAILED TO: RECOGNIZE GOD’S BLESSINGS, LIVE A LIFE OF GENEROSITY AND FOCUS HIS RESOURCES TOWARD HEAVEN. Jesus challenges us to avoid his foolish ways.

    FOLLIES OF A FOOL HE DIDN’T EVEN HEAR THE WORDS JESUS WAS SPEAKING TO THE LARGE GATHERING, “I TELL YOU, WHOEVER ACKNOWLEDGES ME BEFORE MEN, THE SON OF MAN WILL ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE HIM BEFORE THE ANGELS OF GOD…” NO, HE HAD COME FOR ANOTHER REASON. CERTAINLY JESUS WOULD HELP HIM. HE PRESSED ...read more

  • Biography Of A Fool

    Contributed by Ronald Hughes on Apr 18, 2002
    based on 41 ratings
     | 3,393 views

    When your bio is summed up in one sentence what will it be? Sauls was, "I have played the fool".

    BIOGRAPHY OF A FOOL 1 Samuel 26:21 Rev. R. B. Hughes 01/04/01 1Sam. 26:21 “…. behold, I have played the fool ...read more

  • Don't Be An April Fool

    Contributed by Robert Parker on Dec 18, 2001
    based on 16 ratings
     | 3,228 views

    God wants the repentant sinner to give his/her life to him. This message preachers to the people of God encouraging them not to be like those who procrastinated as illustrated in Jesus’s great parable on the wise and the foolish.

    (25:1) "The kingdom of heaven is likened unto ten virgins, which took there lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom". (25:2) "And five of them were wise, and five were foolish." (25:3) "They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them. (25:4) "But the wise took ...read more

  • Who Are You Trying To Fool? Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Dec 5, 2000
    based on 97 ratings
     | 1,856 views

    A look at some of the ways we try to deceive others, ourselves and God.

    Last week I mentioned how violated we felt when we had something stolen, when someone took what belonged to us. I think that if we were honest today we’d all agree that there is a very similar feeling of violation that comes when we feel that we have been deceived. Most relationships can take ...read more

  • The Wise Wife Of A Fool

    Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Apr 1, 2001
    based on 104 ratings
     | 4,395 views

    Abigail was a A Proverbs 31 Woman Married to an April 1st Man, Nabal.

    Atheist Holiday An atheist complained to a Christian friend, “Christians have their special holidays, such as Christmas and Easter; and Jews celebrate their holidays, such as Passover and Yom Kippur; Muslims have their holidays. EVERY religion has its holidays. But we atheists,” he said, “have no ...read more

  • A Fool For Christ And An Idiot For Everybody

    Contributed by Michael Bird on Feb 8, 2002
    based on 169 ratings
     | 28,288 views

    This sermon outlines the two main ideas of 1 Cor 1:18-25 as (1) The Cross divides and Unifies; (2) The Cross fulfills God’s plan to outwit human wisdom.

  • "I Played The Fool, " Saul's Epitaph Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Oct 19, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,415 views

    Instead of being like King Saul, whose life ended with disappointment, we can be like King David, whose life was characterized by hope, even when death was near.

    J Sidlow Baxter’s book, Mark These Men, tells us he thinks a man plays the fool when he: Neglects his godly friends; Goes on enterprises for God before God sends him; Disobeys God; Tries to cover disobedience with religious sounding excuses; Allows jealousy or hatred to master ...read more

  • The Rich Fool – Balancing The Temporal With The Eternal Series

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on Feb 11, 2002
    based on 98 ratings
     | 14,564 views

    Jesus told a story in Luke’s Gospel to teach us to balance the temporary with the eternal.

  • Foolishness -- Man & God's

    Contributed by Robert Simmons on Feb 24, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 4,976 views

    Lighthearted sermon for April fool’s day 2001

    Psalm 53:1-6 Ah, it is April Fool’s Day. The time when pranks, practical jokes, and good humor abound. Mark Twain said of April Fool’s Day, "The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year." April fool’s day originated with the introduction of the Gregorian ...read more

  • A Proverbs 31 Woman Married To An April 1st Man

    Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Mar 8, 2002
    based on 87 ratings
     | 1,716 views

    Abigail was the wise wife of a fool!

    1 Samuel 25 I. The Introduction of the Couple A. The introduction of Nabal, 2-3 B. The introduction of Abigail, v. 3 II. The Injustice of Nabal A. David’s diplomacy, 4-9 B. Nabal’s defiance, 10-12 III. The Indignation of David, verse 13, “. . .Gird ye on every man his sword. . . ...read more

  • How To Avoid Fooling Yourself (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 90 ratings
     | 2,055 views

    There are positive steps we can take to keep from fooling ourselves and, instead, develop a genuineness and depth of faith that will not only be lasting, but effective along the way.

    How To Avoid Fooling Yourself (Part 1) James 1:19-21 Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church January 7, 2001 Introduction: Last week we looked at some of the reasons why we, at times, are too busy to sit quietly before the Lord and listen for His direction. The distractions in our ...read more