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I am a Fool

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A talk I gave at a one day youth conference in April 2013. Theme: Being willing to appear foolish to follow God.

A talk I gave at a one day youth conference in April 2013. Theme: Being willing to appear foolish to follow God.

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  • 1. What is a fool?(fool) noun1. One who is deficient in judgment, sense, orunderstanding.2. One who has been tricked or made to appearridiculous; a dupe.3. A member of a royal or noble household whoprovided entertainment, as with jokes or antics; ajester.4. A dessert made of stewed or puréed fruit mixed withcream or custard and served cold.
  • 2. What is a fool?(fool) noun1. One who is deficient in judgment, sense, orunderstanding.2. One who has been tricked or made to appearridiculous; a dupe.3. A member of a royal or noble household whoprovided entertainment, as with jokes or antics; ajester.4. A dessert made of stewed or puréed fruit mixed withcream or custard and served cold.
  • 3. Why would I wantto be a fool?
  • 4. Why would I wantto be a fool?Respect and obey the LORD! This is thebeginning of knowledge. Only a fool rejectswisdom and good advice.(Prov. 1:7)You will be praised if you are wise, but you willbe disgraced if you are a stubborn fool.(Prov. 3:35)
  • 5. Why would I wantto be a fool?Words of wisdom make good sense; thethoughts of a fool make no sense at all.(Prov. 15:7)Sending a message by a fool is like choppingoff your foot and drinking poison.(Prov. 26:6)
  • 6. Why would I wantto be a fool?Dont be a fool and disobey your parents. Besmart! Accept correction.(Prov. 15:5)
  • 7. Foolish Peoplein the BibleJOSHUA
  • 8. Foolish Peoplein the Bible
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  • 15. Foolish Peoplein the BibleNoahother
  • 16. Foolish Peoplein the BibleNoahotherPeter
  • 17. Foolish Peoplein the BibleNoahotherPeterSarah
  • 18. Foolish Peoplein the BibleNoahotherPeterSarah Wise Men
  • 19. Foolish Peoplein the BibleNoahotherPeterSarah Wise MenDavid & Goliath
  • 20. Faith cansometimes appearas foolishnesFoolish Peoplein the Bibleother
  • 21. Foolish Peoplein the BibleDAVIDother
  • 22. Foolish Peoplein the BibleotherAnd David danced before the Lord with all hismight, wearing a priestly garment. Michal, thedaughter of Saul, looked down from herwindow. When she saw King David leapingand dancing before the Lord, she was filledwith contempt for him.
  • 23. Foolish Peoplein the Bibleother… “I was dancing before the Lord, who choseme above your father and all his family! Heappointed me as the leader of Israel, thepeople of the Lord, so I celebrate before theLord. Yes, and I am willing to look even morefoolish than this, even to be humiliated in myown eyes!”2 Samuel 6:16, 21-22a NLT
  • 24. Are you willing tolook foolish?FEAR
  • 25. Are you willing tolook foolish?What is yournumber 1 fear?
  • 26. Are you willing tolook foolish?What can you do infaith that mightappear as foolish?
  • 27. Are you willing tolook foolish?
  • 28. Are you willing tolook foolish?
  • 29. Are you willing tolook foolish?Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmarkham/
  • 30. Are you willing tolook foolish?Image: http://graphixs6.deviantart.com/
  • 31. …“Which commandment is the mostimportant of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “Themost important is, „Hear, O Israel: The Lordour God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shalllove the Lord your God with all your heartand with all your soul and with all yourmind and with all your strength.‟Mark 12:28b-30 (ESV)Are you willing tolook foolish?
  • 32. Are you willing tolook foolish?The Final Word
  • 33. “Be strong and very courageous. Becareful to obey all the law my servantMoses gave you; do not turn from it tothe right or to the left, that you maybe successful wherever you go.”Joshua 1:7 (NIV)Are you willing tolook foolish?