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“””” “But God said unto him, Thou Fool” Lk.12:20a  “without reason” - “senseless”  “Want of mental sanity and sobriety”  “a person lacking in judgment”

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2 “””” “But God said unto him, Thou Fool” Lk.12:20a  “without reason” - “senseless”  “Want of mental sanity and sobriety”  “a person lacking in judgment”

3 Abner Dare devil fool 2 Samuel 1-3  Killed Joabs brother  Fled to Hebron – city of refuge  Went to Gate to talk with Joab “smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.” 2 Sam. 3:27b

4 Cities of Refuge Involuntary homicide Next of kin – vengeance Refuge – safe Till death of High Priest

5 “Died Abner as a fool dieth” 2 Sam. 3:33 Our enemy is watching to destroy us 1 Pet 5:8 “whom he may devour” 1 Cor. 10:12 “lest he fall”  Flirt with sin – 1 Thes. 5:22  Leave place of safety – 2 Pet. 2:20-22 “As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly” Prov. 26:11

6 Herod Egotistical fool Acts 12:21-23 King - loved praise of men “made an oration” - speech “It is the voice of a god” “eaten of worms and gave up the ghost”

7 Why was Herod a fool ?  Did everything to be seen of men Matt.6:1-4 - “alms before men”  Thought he was self-sufficient “paddle my own canoe” Doing God a favor “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord” Jas.4:10

8 Ananias Hypocritical fool Acts 5:1-11 Lied about what they gave Fell down dead Why was he a fool ?  Tried to play the double game - Matt.6:24  Tried to lie to God – Num. 32:23

9 Rich Man Greedy fool Luke 12: God called him a “fool”  Not because he was rich  “eat drink and be merry”  Selfish “what shall I do with my goods?”  Did not prepare for future life

10  Abner …….Dare Devil Fool  Herod …….Egotistical Fool  Ananias ….Hypocritical Fool  Rich Man..Greedy Fool

11  Abner …….  Herod …….  Ananias ….  Rich Man.. “Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou has provided ?” Luke 12:20 Died – 5 th rib Died – eaten of worms Died – fell down dead Died

12 “Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” Eph. 5:17 “Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” ASV

13  Become a Christian  Restored to first love  Life of service and dedication Faith Repentance Confession Baptism

14 Sermon by Arthur Pigman Evans Church of Christ 515 Gibbs Road Evans, Ga Sunday Morning December 14, 2014


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